PRACTICE AREAS


Marija Pecar is a New York and English-law qualified associate and a member of Stroock’s Financial Restructuring and Corporate departments, practicing in the Debt Finance Group.  Ms. Pecar advises and represents global investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, alternative capital providers and public and private companies in their various capacities as creditors, sponsors, debtors, underwriters, arrangers, loan agents and indenture trustees on a wide range of complex debt finance transactions across a variety of industries and capital structures, including syndicated and bilateral credit facilities; senior secured, first/second lien and subordinated loan and bond transactions; restructurings, distressed debt financings and other special situations (including debtor-in-possession financings, loan workouts, debt exchanges and exit financings); asset-based and commodity financings; domestic and cross-border leveraged acquisition financings; high-yield bonds and other debt capital markets transactions.  Ms. Pecar also advises clients on regulatory matters relating to financial technology in the financial services industry (including distributed ledger technology).  Prior to her time at Stroock, Ms. Pecar worked for a leading international law firm in London, advising financial institutions, sovereign entities and international organizations on a range of finance, derivatives and M&A transactions across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, and spent time CVC Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • 21st Century Oncology Inc. – bridge loan facility, debtor-in-possession credit facility and Chapter 11 exit financing (cross-over group of lenders/bondholders)
  • Cargill, Inc. – $500,000,000 acquisition credit facility (sponsor/borrower)
  • Dex Media Inc. – $550 million incremental term loan facility (lender)
  • Foresight Energy LLC – consensual restructuring of $1.4 billion capital structure (ad hoc bondholders)
  • Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. – senior secured debtor-in-possession credit facility (prepetition secured lender & DIP lender)
  • The Durst Organization – $400 million revolving credit facility (borrower)
  • Halcón Resources Corporation – consent solicitation (ad hoc bondholders)
  • Hycroft Mining Corp. (bond issuer)
  • Iracore International Holdings, Inc. – debt-to-equity exchange and term loan facility (ad hoc bondholders)
  • Island Energy Services – $370 million acquisition delayed-draw term and working capital facilities (loan agent)
  • Transmar Commodity Group Ltd. – distressed ABL facility (loan agent)

SPEECHES & EVENTS

  • Speaker, "Blockchain Technology and the Financial System: Legal and Regulatory Issues", New York City Bar Association, Futures & Derivatives Regulation Committee, June 14, 2017

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author, "Unblocking the Blockchain: Regulating Distributed Ledger Technology," Futures & Derivatives Law Report, November 2016

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

England and Wales, 2013; New York, 2011


EDUCATION

LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2010

M.A., University of Oxford, 2009

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