Warren Loui is a transactional and corporate attorney. Warren is listed in the International Financial Law Review’s 1000 World’s Leading Lawyers, Corporate Counsel and The Best Lawyers in America. He has also been recommended in the area of structured finance by the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides. Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2005, Warren held senior positions with two other prominent law firms in the New York and Los Angeles areas. His practice is primarily focused on three key areas of business:
Securitization. Warren represents corporations in structured financings, principally securitizations. He has represented issuers or placement agents in securitizing a variety of assets up to $6 billion, including collateralized debt obligations, prime and sub-prime automobile loans, automobile leases, dealer floorplan loans, trade receivables, Australian residential mortgages, and commercial mortgages. He has been involved in some of the first securitizations of non-performing commercial loans, charged-off credit cards, entertainment receivables (including a $600 million film fund financing), and life insurance settlements.
Lending. Warren represents lenders and issuers in various financings and restructurings, which have included acquisition financings up to $3.7 billion. He has particular knowledge of acquisition financings and the entertainment and gaming industries.
Emerging Companies. Warren represents investors and emerging and middle market companies in raising capital. He also represents clients in a wide variety of corporate transactions. These matters have included representing a cell phone peripherals company in its potential sale; representing an investor in the first-round financing of Broadcom Corporation; representing the sponsor in the financing of a Chinese joint venture; formation and financing work for an open-source software incubator; and corporate planning for a security screening company.
Represented Bankers Trust Company as administrative agent in a $3.7 billion acquisition financing of Borg-Warner.
Represented Bankers Trust Company as administrative agent in $100 million restructuring of Carolco Pictures.
Represented Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce as administrative agent in a series of financings for Isle of Capri aggregating in excess of $600 million.
Represented Hyundai Motor Co. in securitizations of automobile loans aggregating in excess of $3.25 billion.
Represented Nissan Motor Co. as issuer in its initial and subsequent owner trust automobile loan securitizations, aggregating in excess of $22 billion; its initial and subsequent public automobile lease securitizations aggregating in excess of $6.5 billion; dealer floorplan securitizations aggregating in excess of $2.5 billion; and over $6 billion of commercial paper securitizations of leases and loans.
Represented Trust Company of the West as collateral manager in six collateralized debt obligations aggregating in excess of $4.6 billion, including the first SEQUILS-MINCS transaction.
Represented The Walt Disney Company as issuer in two securitizations of filmed entertainment receivables aggregating approximately $800 million.
Represented private companies as issuers in $700 million of commitments to fund senior life insurance settlements.
Represented an open-source software incubator in formation and financing issues.
Represented a Broadway theater organization in formation and financing matters for its joint venture in China.
Represented American Honda Finance as issuer in its initial $3.079 billion automobile lease securitization.
Represented Members Equity in a $950 million, €770 million and $A 45 million securitization of Australian mortgages.
Represented an NBA players agent in formation and financing matters.
Represented Prudential as issuer and underwriter in two securitizations of commercial mortgage loans aggregating approximately $2 billion.
Represented SunAmerica as placement agent and investor in the initial $10 million securitization of charged-off credit cards for a private issuer, as well as follow-on securitizations aggregating $46 million.
Represented SunAmerica as placement agent and investor in a $119 million securitization of aircraft leases and the underlying aircraft.
Represented Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce as administrative agent in a $125 million acquisition financing of Raytheon Aerospace.
Represented a private issuer in a series of financings of contestable life insurance policies.
Represented a private company in its potential $100 million sale to a public company.
Represented a private investor in the Series A financing for Broadcom Corporation.
Stanford Law School, JD, 1981; Associate Editor, Stanford Law Review, Stanford University, MBA, 1981, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS, 1977.