Gavin McKeon is an associate in the Washington, DC office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a member of the firm’s Finance Group.
Primary Focus & Experience
Mr. McKeon’s broad legal finance practice focuses on representation of lenders, sponsors, borrowers, development and multilateral institutions, export credit agencies, financial institutions and commercial banks in connection with domestic and international financial transactions, including: leveraged finance, project finance, general syndicated lending, acquisition finance, alternative investments, ECA financings, cross-border secured and unsecured financings and restructurings.
News:Milbank Represents Joint Lead Arrangers in Financing Deal for Latin America's Largest Phone Operator
Deals Totaling US$4 Billion for America Movil
He has extensive experience in Latin America and Asia, with expertise in Brazil and Mexico, as well as in the telecom sector and with ECA Financings.
His recent representations include:
- Representing the IDB, Finnvera Plc, and other commercial lenders in the $1.35 billion construction and term financing for the Montes del Plata pulp mill in Uruguay (this was Uruguay’s largest ever financing and 2011 “Deal of the Year” by Trade Finance).
- Representing various lenders to América Móvil (Latin America’s largest mobile phone operator) in over eight separate transactions, including most recently: the joint lead arrangers in connection with two revolving credit facilities totaling $4 billion for América Móvil; China Development Bank Corporation in a $1 billion financing for the acquisition of equipment by América Móvilfrom Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (2009 "Best Trade Finance Deal" by Latin Finance); as well as related facilities including Finnvera, Exportkreditnämnden and AB Svensk Exportkredit.
- Representing the international bank coordinators in over six separate transactions for leading Mexican auto parts manufacturer Tenedora Nemak, S.A. de C.V. (Nemak), including most recently: a $1 billion restructuring and subsequent refinancing with eight collateral jurisdictions and over twenty separate credit facilities and subsequent $1 billion refinancing (2011 "Best Trade Syndicated Loan" by Latin Finance).
Recognition and Accomplishments
Mr. McKeon was listed as an “associate to watch” in Chambers Latin America 2013. He has also been ranked in The Legal 500 for Media, Technology and Telecoms.