Nathalie Rey is a member of the firm’s Banking & Financial Services practice. She specializes in cross-border finance transactions, acquisition finance, aircraft and maritime finance, and asset-based lending. She is fluent in French and Haitian Kreyol and is also a proficient Spanish speaker.
Before joining Hughes Hubbard, Nathalie served as senior counsel at the Export-Import Bank of the United States, where she advised the Bank on trade finance and corporate aircraft transactions. She also advised the U.S. delegation to UNIDROIT in connection with the proposed Fourth Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on matters specific to agricultural, construction and mining equipment.
After graduating magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School, Nathalie clerked for the Honorable Harold Baer, Jr. in the Southern District of the United States District Court of New York and then was an associate at White & Case LLP in the Bank Finance division.
Moderator, EXIM Bank 2018 Annual Conference, “Structuring Deals to Maximize Recoveries in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.”
Speaker, December 2017 ABA Forum on Air & Space Law, “US Export-Import Bank and Its Continued Commitment to US Goods and Services.”
Moderator, Panel on Mentorship and Sponsorship, EXIM Bank Diversity & Inclusion Conference 2014.
Highlighted Export Credit Matters:
Guarantee of Citibank $72 million financing for the delivery and installation of 144 Acrow Bridge Corporation bridges with the Government of Zambia Ministry of Finance and the Road Development Authority.
Guarantee of Société Générale $55 million financing for the delivery and installation of 55 Acrow Bridge Corporation bridges with the Government of Cameroon represented by the Ministry of Economy and Regional Planning and the Ministry of Public Works.
Guarantee of Société Générale $59 million financing for the delivery and installation of an ECC mobile water purification system with the Government of Cameroon represented by the Ministry of Economy and Regional Planning and Camwater.
Guarantee of HSBC $23 million financing for the delivery and installation of carpet weaving equipment with the China Export-Import Bank and associated $7 million working capital facility with the exporter.
Direct loan of $155 million to finance the renovation of a public hospital in Ghana represented by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Health.
Guarantee of JPMorgan Chase Bank $1 billion financing of a Boeing and Space X satellite system to the Government of Mexico represented by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Telecommunications.
Direct loan of $27 million to finance a Harris digital telecommunications system with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago represented by the Ministry of Finance.
Numerous corporate aircraft financings under $10 million with Apple Bank, N.A. as lender, PNC Bank, N.A. as lender and foreign buyers.
Highlight Bank & Acquisition Finance Matters:
Representation of Société Générale as lender and administrative agent in a $70 million secured working capital facility for TRC Trading Corporation and its foreign affiliates.
Representation of Deutsche Bank as lender and administrative agent in a $125 million bank financing and $425 million bond financing for Packaging Dynamics Corporation.
Representation of Nordea Bank Finland plc, New York Branch in restructuring its existing credit facilities with General Maritime Corporation and a debtor-in-possession financing.
Representation of Morgan Stanley in a $215 million acquisition financing for API Technologies Corp., an aerospace and defense communications components provider.
Representation of Kayne Capital as initial purchaser in a $20 million senior secured notes offering for GoWireless, Inc.
Representation of Nordea Bank in the construction financing of two cruise vessels supported with German export credit guarantees for Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Representation of Kelson Canada Inc., a Canadian power conglomerate, in a $100 million refinancing with Union Bank Canada.
Representation of Jefferies Finance as senior lender and administrative agent in the acquisition financing of Shearer’s Foods, Inc., comprised of a senior term and revolving loan facility and a junior term loan facility.
Representation of Quad-C as equity sponsor in a $150 million revolving and term loan financing in connection with the restructuring of its portfolio of pastry-making and snack companies.