Erik Filipink

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2010

M.A., New York University, 1997

B.A., Canisius College, 1993

Admissions

New York, 2011

Languages

Albanian

French

German

Italian

Russian

Serbian

Profile

Eric Filipink focuses his practice on trade finance and cross-border project finance in the energy and renewable energy sector, representing both leading global banks and project developers. Eric has worked on highly bespoke deals on the cutting edge of the market, including advising EDF Renewable Energy, part of the global French electric company, in securing a first-of-its kind investment from Google in a Texas wind farm and advising U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government’s development finance institution, in financing a Latin American export credit fund, which won a 2014 Deal of Year award from Trade Finance Magazine.

Eric brings to every deal an understanding of the business side of lending transactions, which he gained from his time spent on secondment at Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), the leading emerging markets bank. At SCB, he helped expand the bank’s pre-export finance portfolio in Brazil and led a team to set up a specialized global banking services platform across 19 countries.

Eric also brings to every deal extensive project management skills and a knack for building deep client relationships. Prior to entering private law practice, Eric spent 14 years as a trusted advisor working with the highest levels of government in many countries in transition in Southeastern Europe and Central Asia, where he assisted in modernizing state institutions and oversaw major reform programs from anti-corruption initiatives to land and property reform.

Newsletter

ACCRUED INTEREST  A Finance Newsletter from Haynes and Boone, LLP

Accrued Interest: A Finance Newsletter from Haynes and Boone

Haynes and Boone has Finance professionals resident in offices across the globe. This edition of Accrued Interest focuses on some of our newest partners and counsel who are resident outside of our Dallas and New York offices. Their talents have further broadened both the depth of experience and geographic scope evident in our Finance practice.

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented a French renewable energy company in a first-of-its-kind $270 million solar project in Chile involving Norwegian, Spanish and Chilean banks.
  • Represented EDF Renewable Energy in securing $230 million of tax equity investment from Google in a Texas wind farm.
  • Represented EDF Renewable Energy in securing $180 million from additional investors in a second phase the Texas wind farm development.
  • Represented a Colombian thermal power plant in a $160 million refinancing by Brazilian and Colombian banks.
  • Represented a global French bank in a $1 billion receivables purchase program for American, Canadian and Mexican automobile manufacturers.
  • Represented a leading Chinese bank in providing a $300 million pre-export finance package to a Brazilian mining company.
  • Represented a global Dutch bank in providing a trade facility agreement to a global chocolate producer for the purchase and shipment of cocoa beans.
  • Represented a leading international bank in transferring a $1.2 billion supply chain financing facility involving multiple offshore jurisdictions, including Chile, Panama, Cayman Islands and Mauritius.
  • Advised a leading Brazilian pulp and paper producer in the transfer of a $2 billion portfolio of trade finance products.
  • Represented a leading global investment manager in providing a US$85 million loan to a Canadian-American business consortium for the purchase of a National Hockey League team.
  • Represented U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government’s development finance institution, in extending a US$50 million loan to a Latin American export credit fund to support small and medium-sized exporters in Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay.
  • Represented OPIC in joining a US$100 million fund managed by a global German bank to provide microfinance lending to the housing sector in developing countries.
  • Represented OPIC in providing a US$200 million credit facility to a Turkish mortgage bank to expand the residential housing mortgage market in Turkey.
  • Advised the world’s largest bitcoin exchange in meeting U.S. Treasury Department and state-level registration requirements.
  • Represented Standard Chartered Bank in negotiating a banking services agreement with a UN agency covering 19 developing countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • Iran Nuclear Sanctions Being Lifted,” Accrued Interest, A Finance Newsletter from Haynes and Boone, LLP, December 2015.
  • “The ‘Public Interest’ in Utility Regulation: Guidance for State Regulators and Legislators,” 2013 Annual Conference of Canadian Utility Regulators, May 5, 2013.
  • “Serving the ‘Public Interest’: Traditional vs. Expansive Utility Regulation,” National Regulatory Research Institute, January 2010.

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