Gregg Bateman is a partner in Seward & Kissel’s Global Bank and Institutional Finance & Restructuring Group. He has extensive experience representing banks and financial institutions in connection with various types of domestic and international financing transactions, including secured and unsecured debt transactions, asset securitization, structured finance and project finance transactions as well as exchange-traded products. In particular, Gregg has specialized expertise representing institutions in their capacities as trustee, administrative agent, collateral agent, escrow agent, depositary bank, custodian, servicer, exchange agent and paying agent.
Gregg regularly advises clients in connection with secured transactions involving both domestic and foreign collateral and highly complex intercreditor structures that include senior/subordinate or pari passu creditor relationships. Additionally, he has substantial experience with securitization transactions involving an array of asset classes, including residential and commercial mortgages, motion picture royalties, medical and trade receivables, collateralized debt obligations, life insurance policies, life insurance premium loans, diversified payment rights, peer to peer loans, student loan receivables and equipment leases. Gregg also regularly represents financial institutions in their role as depository bank in connection with American Depositary Receipt (ADR) and Global Depositary Receipts (GDR) programs.
In addition to origination work, Gregg has advised clients in connection with consent solicitations, exchange offers, tender offers, amalgamations and mergers of obligors, registration rights offerings, note redemptions and resignations and successions. He also has substantial experience representing trustees, administrative agents, collateral agents and ad hoc bondholder and lender groups in connection with complex corporate, sovereign and state-owned defaults, workouts, restructurings and liquidations. He is a member of the Firm’s Energy Finance Restructuring Team, a highly focused and specialized cross-disciplinary team dedicated to oil, gas and energy sector bankruptcies and restructurings.
Gregg received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was a Dean Merit Scholar, and Managing Editor and co-founder of the Seton Hall Circuit Review. He is currently a member of the American Bar Association, where he serves on the Trust Indentures and Indenture Trustees Committee.