Alexis M. Sáinz

Washington, DC +1 202.835.7556 (T)

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Washington, DC

1850 K Street, NW

Suite 1100

Washington, DC US 20006

T +1 202.835.7556

F +1 202.263.7556

Alexis M. Sáinz is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Milbank and a member of the firm’s Transportation and Space Group.

Primary Focus & Experience

Ms. Sáinz’s experience includes representing financial institutions, project sponsors, private equity firms, hedge funds, satellite operators, communications companies, export credit and multilateral development agencies and other project participants in a wide range of structured financings and investment transactions, involving public offerings, high yield debt, investment grade bonds, project financings, mergers & acquisitions, financial restructuring and reorganizations and in negotiating project contracts.

Ms. Sáinz’s recent space industry representations include:

  • PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara, an Indonesian company, in connection with the $168 million financing of the PSN VI Satellite Project by Export Development Canada;
  • Asia Broadcast Satellite in the $470 million financing of the ABS-2, ABS-2A and ABS-3A satellites, awarded “Deal of the Year” from the Export-Import Bank of the United States;
  • Bulgaria Sat EAD in a $150,500,000 US Export-Import Bank supported senior secured credit facility to finance Bulgaria Sat-1 and related assets;
  • Satellite operator Space Communications Ltd. (Spacecom) in the $285 million financing of the Amos-6 satellite by the Export-Import Bank of the United States, Export Development Canada and Israel Aerospace Industries Limited;
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank in the senior credit facility to Hispasat Canarias, guaranteed by Hispasat and supported by the Export-Import Bank of the United States for the financing of the Amazonas-3 satellite manufactured by Space Systems/Loral, recipient of “2012 Deal of the Year” from the Export-Import Bank of the United States; and
  • Iridium in connection with the $1.8 billion Coface-backed financing of the 66-satellite Iridium NEXT Satellite Constellation, including the negotiation of the program’s satellite procurement and launch contracts.

Recognition & Accomplishments

Ms. Sáinz co-chairs the American Bar Association’s Committee on Space Law. She co-authored the chapter on Commercial Satellite Programs in the 2017 Routledge Handbook of Space Law and is a regular speaker at industry conferences. Ms. Sáinz has served as a guest speaker and lecturer on commercial satellites, satellite finance and space law at the American Bar Association’s Space Law Symposium, Georgetown University, George Washington University, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and at Euroconsult’s Latin American Satellite conference (LATSAT). Ms. Sáinz holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, a master’s degree in Computer Science from American University, and a juris doctor from the George Washington University Law School. Ms. Sáinz is of Colombian and Cuban descent and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Additional Details
  • George Washington University Law School, J.D.
  • American University, M.S.
  • Dartmouth College, B.A.
  • District of Columbia
  • New York