Emil Arca represents underwriters, placement agents, issuers, investors, lenders, borrowers and insurers in debt capital markets, banking and restructuring transactions in the United States and around the world, particularly in emerging markets. Originating in two dozen countries and involving diverse industries, he has led many of the transactions that were the first of their type involving a particular structure, asset type or country.

Since 2001, nine transactions Emil has worked on have earned 20 "Deal of the Year" awards or other prominent award recognitions. A few of the honours include: Financing Innovation of the Year and Structured Finance Deal of the Year (Latin Finance, 2014); Corporate Finance Deal of the Year (Latin Lawyer, 2014); a commendation in the Financial Times 2012 US Innovative Lawyers awards; and Latin American Deal of the Year (Euromoney, 2010).

Bar admissions: New York.

Education: JD, University of Michigan Law School, 1985, BA, University of Michigan, 1982.

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