Mark Stumpf concentrates on 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 Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for more than 35 years on numerous transactions, including its $20 billion debt restructuring under the Brady Plan, and many international capital markets and bond exchange transactions. For this work 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 financial transactions.

Mr. Stumpf has represented parastatal companies and public international lending entities, including the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

In the private sector, he has acted for a number of companies in their financing and acquisition activities, focusing on the private power, financial services, and telecommunications sectors.


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1972
  • AB, Harvard University, 1969
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Member, Bretton Woods Committee
  • Pro Bono Counsel, Martha's Table, Inc.

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