Daniel Rodgers
Partner

FINANCE

NEW YORK

T: +1 212 922 2200
D: +1 212 922 2206
M: +1 917 494 7308

EmailE: drodgers@wfw.com

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Daniel Rodgers

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Dan’s practice involves a broad scope of finance work ranging from asset-based lending and project structured financings (including bilateral and syndicated loan facilities, letter of credit and guarantee facilities and restructuring work) to lease financings and US capital markets transactions. He advises financial institutions, borrowers, participants in lease transactions, and issuers of debt and public and private equity. In particular, Dan focuses on transactions involving the shipping industry.

Chambers USA 2014 states: “Daniel Rodgers is experienced in handling transactions across the shipping industry. He is known for his deep knowledge of finance, which he brings to bear when handling structured financings and capital markets transactions.”

Dan is Head of the New York Office.

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Experience Open

    Financing and Restructuring

    • Advising Dorian LPG on a US$758 million financing provided by a syndicate of banks with ECA support to acquire 18 new-build very large gas carrier vessels, enabling Dorian to treble the size of its fleet.
    • Advising a Brazilian deepwater drilling operator in connection with multiple financings for the construction and operation of newbuilding semi-submersible deepwater drilling rigs.
    • Advising NordLB in connection with a term loan financing for Octavian Maritime Holdings Inc.
    • Advising Natixis, DVB Bank SE and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. in connection with a revolving credit facility for the MTMM Group.
    • Advising Nordea Bank Finland plc, DNB Bank ASA and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. in connection with a revolving credit facility and a term loan facility for Scorpio Tankers Inc. and related restructurings of such facilities.
    • Advising Nordea Bank Finland plc, as Agent for a syndicate of banks, in connection with a term loan facility for OceanFreight Inc. and related restructurings of such facility.
    • Advising DVB Bank SE in connection with multiple term loan financings for the Ultrapetrol Group, ICON Capital Corp., Octavian Maritime Holdings Inc., Intrepid Shipping, Tradewind Tankers, TBS, Palmali Group and Bulk Partners (Bermuda) Ltd. and related restructurings of such facilities.
    • Advising International Finance Corporation and Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau in connection with multiple vessel financings for the Ultrapetrol Group.
    • Advising International Finance Corporation in connection with multiple vessel financings under Russian flag, Kazakhstan flag and Turkmenistan flag.

    Capital Markets

    • Advising Teekay Corporation, Teekay LNG Partners L.P., Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. and Teekay Tankers in connection with multiple offerings of capital stock, common units, high yield debt and convertible securities.
    • Advising Capital Product Partners L.P. in connection with multiple offerings of common units, high yield debt and convertible securities.
    • Advising Golar LNG Partners L.P. in connection with multiple offerings of common units, high yield debt and convertible securities.
    • Advising Danaos Corporation in connection with multiple offerings of capital stock high yield debt and convertible securities.

Education Open

  • 1989: Juris Doctor, Tulane University
  • 1983: A.B., Dartmouth College

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Ranked in The Best Lawyers in America under ‘Admiralty and Maritime Law’ (2018 ed).

Employment Record Open

  • 2005 – present: Partner, Watson Farley & Williams, New York
  • 1997 – 2005: Associate, Watson Farley & Williams, New York
  • 1991 – 1997: Associate, Phelps Dunbar LLP, New Orleans

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