John J. Maalouf – Maalouf Ashford & Talbot, LLP

500 Fifth Avenue 14th Floor
New York City, New York 10110, United States

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Practice/Organization Description

John J. Maalouf is ranked as one of the Top 10 International Trade & Finance Lawyers in the U.S. and is a Senior Partner at Maalouf Ashford & Talbot. Mr. Maalouf focuses his legal practice in the areas of international trade & finance law, corporate law, securities law, oil & gas law, and international banking. He regularly counsels clients on matters involving international finance, IPO's, M&A's, private placements, international banking, foreign investment in China and the Middle East. Maalouf Ashford & Talbot has also been named LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR in the United States in an unprecedented 16 separate categories including:

INTERNATIONAL FINANCE LAW

CORPORATE LAW

ENERGY LAW

M&A LAW

BANKING LAW

PRIVATE EQUITY

PROJECT FINANCE

CAPITAL MARKETS

ASSET FINANCE LAW

CROSS BORDER LAW

SHIPPING & MARITIME LAW

ANTITRUST LAW

TAX LAW

SHARIA LAW

FULL SERVICE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR, and

MOST TRUSTED LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

The link to the Awards is:

http://issuu.com/smartwave/docs/acq?mode=window&pageNumber=20

John is also Co-Author of the book: "Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Mergers & Acquisitions in China", published by Thomson West, the most respected legal publisher worldwide.

Representative Transactions Include:

Represented two individuals in connection with a small, start-up high tech company in 2005. Further represented company in private placements of securities in 2006, and then in acquisition of two competitors, 2006 and 2007. Company is now worth in excess of $150 million.

Represented a major chemicals company in its acquisition of the textile chemicals division of a competitor, division having annual sales of approximately US$1.6 billion and eleven manufacturing facilities.

Represented a Canadian chartered bank in connection with a credit facility extended to an electronic transaction processing organization, secured in Canada, the US, UK and Australia.

Represented an international energy company in the US$1.2 billion sale of its energy operations in Western Africa, including gas concessions and a natural gas processing facility.

Represented western oil and gas company in connection with the construction of offshore drilling platforms and related facilities in the South China Sea.

Represented an international consortium of banks in connection with a large revolving credit facility provided to a major electrical transmission distribution company.

Represented a European bank in a US$200 million cross-boarder financing of project in northern Russia.

Bar Admissions

New York

Massachusetts

U.S. Court of International Trade

Education

Boston University School of Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

Oil Council

Freemasons

MENSA

Shaolin Temple

Honors and Awards

Ranked as one of the Nation's Top 10 International Finance Lawyers by the U.S. Lawyer Rankings for the past 7 years in a row.

http://www.unitedstateslawyerrankings.com/2010internationaltradefinance.html

Maalouf Ashford & Talbot has also been named Oil & Gas Law Firm of the Year - 2010 in New York by Corporate International Magazine.

http://maaloufashford.com/MaaloufAshford%20Pictures/Oil%20&%20Gas%20Law%20Firm%20of%20the%20Year%20-%20Maalouf%20Ashford%20&%20Talbot.pdf

John is also Co-Author of the book: "Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Mergers & Acquisitions in China", published by Thomson West, the most respected legal publisher worldwide.

http://west.thomson.com/store/authorbio2.aspx?R=180858&Product_id=40888174&MaterialNumber=40888174&AuRec=2000027734Auth

Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Business Organizations
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Finance & Banking
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Law
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