Mr. Pintarelli represents debtors and creditors in complex domestic and international bankruptcy and insolvency matters, including judicial and out-of-court restructurings. John also represents banks, investors and lenders in debtor-in-possession (DIP) and exit financings, loan restructurings, asset sales, and other aspects of bankruptcy cases. His practice includes the representation of foreign liquidators and administrators in cross-border insolvency proceedings and Chapter 15 cases.
John regularly advises clients on distressed trading and derivatives contracts, including interest rate swaps, credit default swaps, total return swaps, f/x trades, and structured products, and bankruptcy issues related to the termination, valuation and monetization of such contracts.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Pintarelli was a vice president in The Bank of New York's Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa Group where he served as the New York-based client executive responsible for the bank's Arabian Gulf relationships. Prior to that, Mr. Pintarelli held various positions in the bank's Trade Finance product management and operations groups.
Soundview Elite Limited, et al.U.S. counsel to the joint official liquidators of three Cayman Islands investment funds in dual cross-border proceedings in the Cayman Islands and the United States, including the liquidation of the funds’ assets and investigation into potential fraudulent transactions and mismanagement by the former managers and directors of the funds.
In re MF Global Holdings Ltd., et al.(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Counsel to Louis J. Freeh, former Federal Judge and former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as chapter 11 trustee for MF Global in its chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. With $41 billion in assets at the time of filing, MF Global was the largest bankruptcy filing of 2011 and the eighth-largest in U.S. history. This case involves a wind-down of an extremely complex global operation and the realization of value from various entities in the MF Global Group, many of which are in their own administration or liquidation proceedings domestically and internationally.
Madoff ProceedingsRepresentation of the liquidators of several hedge funds that invested directly or indirectly in BMIS in proceedings in the United States, Cayman, BVI and Europe.
In re FGIC Corp.(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors of FGIC Corporation in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case. FGIC had guaranteed more than $300 billion of municipal and structured finance debt before the 2007 credit crisis.
The Resolution Committees of Glitnir Bank hf. and Landsbanki Islands hf.Representation of two of the largest banks in Iceland, on issues related to securities matters, restructuring of assets, cross-border conflicts of law, and litigation matters as well as providing advice related to the global settlement of claims. In addition, MoFo worked with the Icelandic banks to harmonize their winding-up procedures with those of the United States, the European Union, and Canada.
In re Apex Silver Mines Ltd.We represented Sumitomo Corporation in the Apex Silver Mines Limited chapter 11 case as pre-petition secured lender, DIP lender, and acquirer (from Apex's non-debtor subsidiaries) of Minera San Cristobal, the largest silver, zinc, and lead mine in Bolivia.
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