"Sources attest that he 'stands out for his dedication to his work, commitment to perfect documentation, and ability to understand the client’s business.'"
Chambers Global 2014
Jim Patti represents clients involved with transactions in the emerging markets, including Brazil, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Russia and Turkey, and has been particularly active in Latin America and Turkey. His work emphasizes fund-raising in all its forms and he is often involved in complex, cutting-edge transactions for which broad knowledge of the emerging markets is very beneficial. Matters include structured finance, eurobonds, infrastructure-related project finance (principally with airports) and general lending (secured and unsecured), as well as debt restructurings and corporate transactions. Jim's experience includes having structured the transaction (an Argentine airport financing) named in 2013 by Latin Finance
as the "Structured Finance Deal of the Quarter Century" in Latin America
as well as having established the first “future flow“ transactions in Brazil (including Banco do Brasil’s Japanese remittance transaction) and Peru, the first three MTN programs in Turkey, the first Basel III-compliant Tier 2 issuance in Turkey and the first two cross-border residential mortgage covered bond programs in Turkey. Chambers USA
2016 notes James "is 'very experienced'
in emerging markets encompassing Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Latin America. His international scope is regularly utilized when advising on infrastructure-related finance, general lending and restructuring matters for domestic and international clients."