Mark Stumpf concentrates his practice in international financial transactions in the public and private sectors. He advises foreign governments and public sector entities on financing, debt restructuring, and related transactions. Mr. Stumpf has served as counsel to the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for over 25 years on numerous transactions, including its US$20 billion debt restructuring under the Brady Plan, and many international capital markets and bond exchange transactions. For his work in Venezuela, he was decorated by the President of Venezuela with the Orden de Generalisimo Francisco de Miranda (Primera Clase). He has served as principal legal advisor to the Bank of Zambia and the Ministry of Finance of Zambia in a World Bank-sponsored debt reduction operation, one of the largest ever undertaken by the World Bank in Africa. He has also acted as counsel to Colombia, Panama, Pakistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, and Moldova, among other sovereigns, in international debt transactions.
Mr. Stumpf has represented parastatal companies in financial transactions. He has also represented public international lending entities, including the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and others.
In the private sector, he has acted for a number of companies in their financing and acquisition activities. In this connection, he has focused on the private power, financial services, and telecommunications sectors. Mr. Stumpf has been recognized by The Legal 500 US 2009 for his M&A work.
2013 Top Rated Lawyer in International Law and Trade
Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 for Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Foreign Experts): USA - Spotlight Table
Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011-2013 for Capital Markets: Latin America-wide
Chambers Latin America: Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 "Leading Individual" for Capital Markets
The Best Lawyers in America 2012 for International Trade and Finance Law
Chambers Latin America: Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2012 for Capital Markets
New York Super Lawyers 2007 for International, Securities & Corporate Finance
The Legal 500 US, Volume 1: Corporate & Finance 2007 for Asset Finance and Leasing; and Capital Markets: Global Offerings
The Legal 500 US 2009 for M&A: National Firms: Large Deals
Member, Bretton Woods Committee
Member, Board of Directors, Martha’s Table, Inc.