Finance Senior Associate, New York
Joanna advises debtors, secured lenders, investment banks, hedge funds and other financial institution creditors in bankruptcies and complex, cross-border restructurings and agents, arrangers, lenders and borrowers in a variety of cross-border financing transactions.
Joanna’s recent representative matters include advising:
- global fast-fashion retailer New Look Secured Issuer plc in its chapter 15 case recognizing an English law scheme of arrangement to implement the restructuring of £300 million (sterling equivalent) in senior secured notes
- international retail holding company Steinhoff International Holding N.V. as largest creditor and ultimate beneficial owner in the chapter 11 case of the largest U.S. mattress retailer Mattress Firm, Inc.
- the administrative agent under a $300 million facility in the out-of-court restructuring of Total Terminals International, LLC (“TTI”) and sale of TTI in the chapter 15 bankruptcy case and Korean rehabilitation proceeding of TTI parent Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd.
- the administrative agent for the senior secured lender group in the highly litigious chapter 11 case of Sabine Oil & Gas
- the agent in the $9 billion (USD equivalent) acquisition financing of an automotive components business by a portfolio company of K.K.R. Capital Markets Japan Limited
- the agent in the $1.4 billion (USD equivalent) acquisition financing of a video solutions business by a portfolio company of K.K.R. Capital Markets Japan Limited
- Unilever N.V. and Unilever PLC as borrowers in a series of bilateral, general corporate financings
Joanna has co-authored several articles regarding insolvency issues. Her publications include:
- “Should Underwater Junior Liens Survive Bankruptcy?”, Law360, May 2015
- “Exploring Temporary Stays of Early Termination Rights of Qualified Financial Contracts”, Distressed Download, March 2015
- “Overview and Analysis of Select Provisions of the ABI Chapter 11 Reform Commission Final Report and Recommendations”, Distressed Download, January 2015