Daniel Lenihan is a senior counsel in the International Corporate department and a leading member of the Finance group. He has extensive experience in cross-border investment, finance, trade, and joint venture transactions.


Mr. Lenihan’s finance practice encompasses corporate, project, acquisition and trade finance, as well as debt restructuring and derivatives. This includes representing corporate borrowers, institutional lenders, governmental entities, and credit support providers in project financings, asset securitizations, note offerings, senior secured financings, and second-lien and mezzanine loans. He advises on export and development finance credit supports provided by various U.S. federal agencies and multilateral development banks. Mr. Lenihan also has advised the U.S. federal government in various loan guarantee programs supporting the airline, power, steel, and rail sectors. He has executed cross-border finance transactions under New York and English law in Latin America, Africa and Western Asia.

Project Development

Mr. Lenihan advises private companies and state-owned enterprises on industrial and infrastructure project development and related commercial agreements, particularly in the energy sector. This includes experience in structuring joint ventures, long-term commercial supply and off-take agreements, processing and operating agreements, and engineering, procurement and construction contracts.

Regulatory Compliance

Mr. Lenihan advises clients on compliance with U.S. restrictions on foreign direct investment in business sectors, assets and technologies involving national security interests as administered by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He advises also on compliance with the various U.S. economic sanctions regimes administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).