Nicholas Spiliotes has over 25 years of experience in international project finance, cross-border corporate transactions in emerging markets and domestic general corporate matters. He has particular expertise in the energy, financial services, and information technology sectors. He has served as lenders' or investors' counsel on projects in Turkey, India, Qatar, Egypt, Colombia, Guatemala, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, and Afghanistan. On the domestic side, he advises clients on renewable energy project financings, credit card and receivables programs and transactions, services contracts, and general corporate matters.
Mr. Spiliotes has over 21 years of experience advising clients on national security compliance matters involving foreign investment approvals (CFIUS); Department of Defense, Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission foreign investment approvals under the National Industrial Security Program; and U.S. sanctions and embargoes (OFAC), including certain enforcement matters, relating to a broad range of industries, products, and transactions.
From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Spiliotes served as Chair of Morrison & Foerster's 520 lawyer Business Department. He served as firm-wide Managing Partner for Operations from 1997 to 2000, and as Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office from 1995 to 1997.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Spiliotes served in the U.S. government as a junior staff member of the National Security Council at the White House, and in the U.S. Foreign Service as a Special Assistant in the Office of the U.S. Representative to the United Nations.