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ALLEN MORELAND

Allen Moreland is a highly accomplished lawyer with over 30 years of law experience advising on highly sophisticated, cross-border Latin American and Caribbean financing and corporate transactions, most notably having represented the government of Belize in five separate sovereign bond transactions totaling over $1 billion. 

 

Moreland’s work includes providing legal counsel on high-yield eurobonds and sovereign bond issuances, structured finance transactions (including future-flow receivables and pre-export transactions), and all types of lending transactions. Additionally, Moreland advises on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. 

 

A naturalized Brazilian who speaks fluent Portuguese, Moreland also has over 10 years of experience practicing law in Brazil where he is registered with the Order of Attorneys of Brazil (OAB). Moreland brings his expertise to AXS LAW where he will work with the team—many of whom are former colleagues—to establish a cutting-edge Brazil and Latin American practice. 

 

Some of Moreland’s career accomplishments include structuring and negotiating export receivable securitizations in excess of $1 billion involving the Brazilian steel industry; advising a Brazilian upstream oil and gas company on the institution of Chapter 15 proceedings in New York requiring the exchange of $230 million of global notes; representing a major Brazilian aircraft manufacturer in a $100 million monetization of an aircraft sale agreement; helping the largest investment bank in Brazil to domesticate and execute a Brazilian final judgment in Florida worth over $30 million; and representing the purchasers/borrowers in a leveraged buyout worth $370 million involving security located in 16 separate Caribbean jurisdictions.

 

Moreland graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University where he received a bachelor’s degree in German studies. He received his Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law where he was recognized as a Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar, an award given to students in recognition of superior academic achievement. 

 

In addition to being fluent in Portuguese, Moreland speaks fluent German and is proficient in Spanish. An avid movie buff, Moreland can also be found enjoying anything related to the history of rock and roll in his free time.