Eric Milne advises commercial and investment banks and corporate borrowers on international banking, international finance, and project and asset finance matters, with particular emphasis on M&A, cross-border, private equity, and leveraged financings. He also has been involved in a broad spectrum of complex financing transactions, including multijurisdictional leveraged buyouts, IPOs, telecom financings, infrastructure financings, securitizations, derivatives transactions, large-scale joint venture arrangements, share purchase agreements, and debt restructurings.
Eric has advised on some of the most innovative transactions in the Middle East/North Africa region. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2010, his representations included Sorouh Real Estate’s US$1.1 billion Sun Finance real estate transaction (Emerging Markets Deal of the Year 2008, International Securitisation Report and Structured Finance Deal of the Year 2008, Islamic Finance Awards); MTN Group’s acquisition of Dubai-based Investcom for US$5.53 billion, the first acquisition of a Dubai International Financial Exchange (now "NASDAQ Dubai") listed entity; and the bid by a regional consortium for the $2.5 billion Mafraq-Ghweifat PPP road project, Abu Dhabi’s first PPP project.
Eric is a regular contributor to various publications, including the Financial Times, mergermarket, Khaleej Times, The National, Gulf News, and The Brief. He also has spoken at various conferences, including the GCC Regulators’ Summit in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Private Equity Middle East on the Telecoms Industry across the Middle East and North Africa region, and The Legatum Institute/Dubai School of Government Conference on Insolvency Laws in the United Arab Emirates.