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Admitted to the Bars of New York (1997) & California (2001);

Licensed as a producer for life, accident, health, property and casualty insurance in New Jersey.

Main Practice Areas: Corporate | Insurance


SHANE DE BURCA practices in the area of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, emerging company representation, private equity portfolio transactions, and corporate governance. He has represented U.S., European,  Asian and other foreign clients in major cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, global securities offerings and joint ventures. His securities experience includes       the representation of numerous underwriters and issuers in the sale of equity, debt and hybrid securities in both public (IPO, secondary) and private offerings.  In addition to serving as our      Of Counsel on corporate matters, Mr. de Burca continues to advise on a wide range of insurance industry transactions such as the development of insurance risk transfer products in the life and property/casualty areas, reinsurance sidecars, insurance company formation and capitalization, acquisitions and sales of insurance companies, derivative and transformer structures, contract wording, fronting programs, portfolio transfers and take-outs. He has also dealt with various regulatory matters such as producer licensing, product development and registration, marketing practices, licensing of new insurers, and advising on the impact of new regulations and laws.      He has represented many different developers and investors in connection with early stage renewable energy and biofuel facilities. He has also worked extensively with strategic and   financial buyers in connection with the acquisition and sale of power plants, and joint venture   and partnership issues in connection with ownership interests in facilities.  He has also advised developers and lenders on interim and project financings for facilities.  He has represented buyers and sellers of companies in private equity transactions, including going-private transactions, joint ventures and leveraged buyouts.  He has also represented clients in

specialized areas such as over-the-counter derivatives (ISDA and non-ISDA), leveraged leasing, acquisition financing, mezzanine debt, bond offerings, project financing, and alternative investment funds.  He also represents start-up and emerging companies in the technology, energy and financial services industries and often deals with seed and venture financing

as well as the governance issues in growing enterprises. Mr. de Burca's corporate/business counseling including mergers and acquisitions entail the purcase or sale of shares, minimizing liability and risk, and enabling companies to combine resources to a greater unity.  Concerns include the uniting and firing of existing staff, allocation of asset, dissolution of liabilities. 

Mr. de Burca began practice with the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York in 1997.  He has also worked with Chadbourne & Parke LLP. He regularly performs pro bono work in the corporate and elder law fields. He is a graduate of Cornell Law School (LL.M 1997) and University College Dublin (LL.B 1995, summa cum laude).



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