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Thomas R. Sines

Associate, Corporate Department
T 1(212) 318-6561
F 1(212) 230-5191
Thomas Sines is an associate in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings and a member of the Global Project Finance practice. Mr. Sines has represented borrowers and lenders, as well as other financial institutions, on major financings and bond offerings in Latin America. He has also worked on a variety of derivative, structured finance and securitization matters. Recently, Mr. Sines spent two months on secondment working with Brigard & Urrutia Abogados in Colombia.  Mr. Sines is fluent in Spanish and he is learning Portuguese.

Experience

  • The Lenders in connection with a US$3 billion revolving credit facility and the ongoing bond financing of the US$13 billion new international airport in Mexico City. This project was awarded “Latin American Airports Deal of the Year” by IJGlobal 2015, “Latin Project Finance Deal of the Year” by Latin Lawyer 2015 and “Latin America Infrastructure Deal of the Year” by LatinFinance 2015.
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd., SMBC, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and Natixis on the financing of the US$280 million expansion of the Matarani port in Peru. This project was awarded “Latin America Transportation Deal of the Year” by IJGlobal 2014.
  • SMBC, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., NADBank and NAFIN on the financing of a 155MW wind farm and associated transmission line in the Sierra Juarez Mountains of Baja California, Mexico, which will sell energy cross-border into the U.S.
  • NADBank, Banco Santander, Bancomext, Banobras and NAFIN in the integrated 252MW (total) Ventikas I and II wind farms with a capital cost of US$650 million, located in General Bravo, Nuevo León, Mexico.
  • IFC and IFC African, Latin American and Caribbean Fund on their investment of US$200 million to acquire a 5.5% stake in a company held by Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana, S.A., a Colombian insurance company.
  • Concesión La Pintada S.A.S. in the ongoing financing of the design, development, construction, commissioning and operation of the Conexión Pacífico 2 Road project in Colombia (involving a 6-sponsor group, and USD, COP and liquidity facility tranches).
  • Autopista Rio Magdalena S.A.S. (a Project company) and OHL Concesiones S.A. (the Sponsor) in the ongoing financing of the design, development, construction, commissioning and operation of the Concesion Autopista al Rio Magdalena 2 Road project in Colombia (involving USD and COP tranches).
  • Grupo México and MGE on the US$575 million 5.50% Senior Secured Notes Due 2032 Rule 144A project-bond to finance the construction of 500MW combined-cycle, gas-fired electrical power facilities in Mexico.
  • SMBC on the paused financing of design, development, construction, commissioning and operation of a 260km 2x230 kV transmission line to service the Los Llanos oil fields in Colombia.
  • A global infrastructure fund in its paused reconfiguration of a port in Colombia (including separate contracts for dredging, marine works, civil works and equipment supply).
  • Procaps S.A. in its dual-currency US$150 million borrowing from JP Morgan and a syndicate of Colombian and international banks; this funding closed in November 2013, and included a Peso and Dollar tranche.
  • The lenders on the development and construction of a 666MW power plant and LNG receiving terminal in Panamá.
  • The Sponsors on the development and financing of a power plant, FSRU and transmission line in the Dominican Republic.
  • Credit Suisse on various a loan financings to Caribbean governments.
  • Barclays Bank plc in connection with the purchase and on-going intermediation of crude oil and refined products inventory, as well as related inter-creditor arrangements for the:
    • Kapolei Refinery located in the Campbell Industrial Park, Kapolei, Hawaii consisting of production facilities with a 94,000 barrel-per-day capacity, storage facilities with a capacity for 2.4 million barrels of crude oil and 2.5 million barrels of refined products, 27 miles of pipelines and a single point mooring terminal, and;
    • Rafinerie Heide, owned by the Klesch Group and located in Heide, Germany, consisting of production facilities with a 100,000 barrel-per-day capacity, storage facilities at the refinery and at the Brunsbüttel tank farm with a capacity for 1 million barrels of crude oil and 170,000 metric tons of refined products and 33 kilometers of pipelines between Heide and Brunsbüttel.
  • A major Brazilian oil and gas company in connection with its ongoing participation as a shareholder together with Sete Brasil Participações in five special-purpose project companies, each to own one drill ship to be constructed and leased to Petrobras. Our client will also operate the drill ships and manage their construction.
  • Investors on US$350 million of senior secured notes and lenders on US$60 million in senior term and revolving loans in connection with the long term lease of the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the first major U.S. airport to use a privatization model under the FAA’s Pilot Privatization Program.
  • Government of Bolivia on its debut international issuance of US$500 million Rule 144A/Regulation S 4.875% notes due 2022.
  • Scotiabank Perú S.A.A. on its US$400 million bond issuance of 4.50% fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes due 2027.

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • Luther College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2008