Tim DeSieno advises institutional investors in protecting and restructuring their investments globally in cases of economic, political, financial, or other stress. Tim’s work includes advising a group of holders of untendered Argentine sovereign bonds in connection with their “pari passu” rights, advising sovereign creditors of Greece and Grenada, advising creditors of nationalized businesses in Venezuela, advising creditors on their exposure to stressed banks in Iceland and Ireland, and advising creditors on their exposure to stressed energy companies in Europe and Latin America.
Tim’s other recent work includes advising creditors and creditor committees in restructurings in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Russia, and Thailand.
Tim has advised governments in connection with their debt restructuring systems, most recently Kazakhstan, and he is a frequent speaker and author on the subject.
Davidson College, 1985, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude
Emory University School of Law, 1989, Juris Doctor
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US District Court for the District of Connecticut
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, New York, The Best Lawyers in America (2017–2020)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2019)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 United States (2018)
Recommended, Banking and Finance, Latin America: International Firms, The Legal 500 Latin America (2013, 2016–2018)
Recommended, Capital Markets, Latin America: International Firms, The Legal 500 Latin America (2018)
Recommended, Corporate Restructuring, The Legal 500 US (2012, 2015, 2016)
Leading Expert in the US, Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers