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Lulu  Wu

EDUCATION

J.D., Cornell Law School, 1999
  • Editor, Cornell Law Review

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996

ADMISSIONS

New York, 2000
California, 2005
Florida, 2006
Lulu Wu
Counsel
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Lulu’s practice includes corporate law, including the finance and leasing areas.  Her corporate experience includes reviewing and drafting corporate governance documents, lending documents and leveraged-lease credit-support documents; the representation of major commercial banks in syndicated secured lending transactions as well as the representation of various companies as lenders and/or credit-support providers in domestic and international cross-border project finance, equipment finance and aircraft finance transactions; conducting due diligence reviews; and the handling of general corporate matters as well as all aspects of closing and post-closing matters.

Ms. Wu currently practices in Cupertino, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley.  She previously practiced corporate law in New York City at White & Case LLP.

General Corporate

  • Advised Giorgio Armani Corp. and its subsidiary, Trimil Corporation (f/k/a Armani Collezioni, Inc.), with respect to on-going corporate matters, including corporate governance documentation, conversions of debt to equity and incorporation of a newly­formed subsidiary.

Finance

  • Represented the lead underwriter in a $37 million project financing of a domestic gas­ fired cogeneration facility.
  • Represented Bank of America, N.A., as lead underwriter, in the conversion of a construction loan to a term loan, in connection with a $175 million project financing of a greenfield gas-fired cogeneration merchant power facility in Colombia.
  • Represented a subsidiary of Marubeni America Corporation, in a $125 million revolving credit facility financing and its simultaneous $160 million asset-securitized financing.
  • Represented AIG and its affiliates, as lender and debt and equity support providers, in a $688 million cross-border leveraged lease financing of a freshwater treatment facility.
  • Represented various equity and debt support parties in over 20 cross-border and domestic defeased-debt leveraged lease transactions for assets including aircraft, flight simulators, railcars, gas transmission networks and electricity networks. Drafted and negotiated equity collateral documents and debt-wrap documents.
  • On a number of transactions, experience reviewing and/or drafting participation agreements, master lease agreements, credit agreements, indentures, contribution and sale agreements, management agreements, pledge agreements, security agreements, custody agreements.

BANK ACQUISITION & FINANCE

  • Represented Chase Manhattan Bank, as administrative agent, in a $400 million syndicated bank financing transaction and the subsequent amendment and restatement of the revolver and letter of credit facilities.
  • Represented Chase Manhattan Bank, as administrative agent, in a $1.8 billion syndicated bank financing of a domestic corporation.
  • Represented Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch, in connection with a collateral review of its security relating to a $450 million financing of a domestic corporation.
  • Represented BNP Paribas, as agent, in an $85 million syndicated bank financing transaction of a domestic corporation.
  • Represented JP Morgan Securities, Inc., as sole lead arranger, in proposed $1.7 billion acquisition financing of a publicly-owned cement corporation. Handled all aspects of due diligence review of the target corporation.

Securities

  • Represented the domestic subsidiary of Koninklijke Ahold, N.V., as purchaser, in a cash­ for-stock tender offer in connection with a $3.6 billion acquisition of U.S. Foodservice.
  • Represented Koninklijke Ahold, N.V., as issuer, in connection with a global offering of 106,950,000 common shares in the form of ADSs or common shares and Euro 902 million 4% convertible subordinated notes.