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Rick Martinez represents lenders and borrowers incomplex, cross-border finance transactions. Clients seek Rick's guidance on cutting-edge matters and engage him in one-of-a kind assignments.
His practice covers a broad spectrum of contexts, including project finance, acquisition finance, and general working capital facilities, as well as trade finance by means of letters of credit, pre-export credit facilities and the purchase and sale of trade receivables. Most of these transactions have involved leveraged borrowers and thus have benefited from some form of credit support, whether in the form of a guarantee, letter of credit, derivative, a security interest in pledged property, or additional sponsor or parent company support.
Rick has significant experience advising on doing business in emerging markets. He has closed transactions involving every major Asian and Latin American country, as well as several African jurisdictions, over the course of his 18-year career. He was recently ranked as a Foreign Expert for Projects by Chambers and Partners USA, noting his substantial experience handling major energy and infrastructure projects in Latin America.
Rick commenced his career in the New York office of an international law firm, where he handled capital market transactions and acquisition financings for multinational corporations and financial institutions active in Latin America. Furthermore, Rick is a former Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Citibank, NA, where he was one of two in-house attorneys responsible for the bank's trade finance products in North and South America.
In 1992, Rick proudly served as a speechwriter and translator for Costa Rican President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Oscar Arias.