Stephen J Double

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Stephen J. Double is a New York finance attorney who has extensive transactional and advisory experience on corporate matters and major international financial transactions, particularly in Brazil, Latin America and other emerging markets. He regularly advises on cross-border corporate issues and on a variety of debt (senior, subordinated and high yield), equity and equity-linked securities offerings, as well as project bonds and structured finance and securitization transactions, by issuers in the financial services, oil and gas, software, energy, media, transportation and infrastructure, agribusiness, and other sectors, as well as sovereign and quasi-sovereign issuers. He has extensive experience representing sub-sovereign issuers in international bond offerings pursuant to Rule 144A and/or Regulation S, in particular in Latin America.

He regularly advises investment banks, as underwriters, in connection with a wide range of securities offerings sold pursuant to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registration, Rule 144A and/or Regulation S, and listed on major global stock exchanges. He also advises clients on private M&A transactions, primarily in Latin America.

Mr. Double also advises borrowers and lenders on cross-border syndicated lending, acquisition finance, structured finance and trade finance transactions, including export prepayment.

In addition to his transactional work, Mr. Double advises generally on the U.S. Securities Act, Securities Exchange Act and Investment Company Act compliance.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Double practiced at another international law firm and was based in New York and São Paulo, having also previously practiced in London.

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business guide, Capital Markets: Latin America-wide (Experts Based Abroad), 2011-2018; Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Foreign Experts) USA; Capital Markets: Securitization (Foreign Experts) USA, 2012-2017; Banking & Finance: Latin America-wide (Expert Based Abroad), 2017-2019; Banking & Finance: USA (Foreign Expert), 2017
  • Chambers Latin America  Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide, Capital Markets, 2012-2019, Banking and Finance, 2016-2019 
  • IFLR1000, The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms, Notable Practitioner, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, 2019
  • Rising Star: Structured Finance and Securitization, Expert Guides, 2018
  • Latinvex, Latin America's Top 100 Lawyers, 2017-2019
  • Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) Approved Attorney, Corporate/M&A, USA, 2016-2019 
  • Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, Rising Star, 2015  
  • The Legal 500 Latin America, Banking and Finance, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018; Capital Markets, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018
  • The Legal 500 US, Capital Markets: Global Offerings, 2013