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Carolyn E. C. Paris


London, , GBR


Carrie Paris (A.B. University of Illinois 1973; M.A. University of Texas 1975; J.D. Stanford University 1978; M.B.A. Columbia University 2001; Columbia University Second Majors Program (Computer Science) 2002) was at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City from 1978 to 1980 and from 1983 through 1999, where she was a partner from 1989 through 1998, and Director of Practice Information and Professional Development in 1999. Her practice at Davis Polk encompassed a broad range of debt finance, including acquisition and leveraged finance, on behalf of both financial institutions and corporate and municipal clients. From 1980-1983, she was with Coudert Brothers in Singapore, involved principally with Indonesian lending and project-related work. During 2001-2002, she was a Fellow at the Deming Center for Quality, Productivity and Competitiveness at the Columbia Business School (New York City). From 2003-2007, she worked in risk management and systems development for Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw in London.

Ms. Paris is the author of How to Draft for Corporate Finance (Practising Law Institute 2001 & Supp. 2006). She is also author of “Selecting a Bankruptcy Remote Entity,” in New York and Delaware Business Entities (eds. Arthur Norman Field and Morton Moskin, West 1997), co-author of “Operational Due Diligence,” in Due Diligence for Global Deal Making (ed. Arthur Rosenbloom, Bloomberg Press 2002), and author of “Contract Management: Design Parameters and Challenges to Implementation,” in A Proactive Approach: Scandinavian Studies in Law Volume 49 (Stockholm Institute for Scandinavian Law 2006). She is based in London but visits New York City on a regular basis.
Carolyn E. C. Paris is associated with the following items:
Treatise  Treatise Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition) - Drafting for Corporate Finance: What Law School Doesn’t Teach You
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Introduction - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Players - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Instruments - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Accounting Matters - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Newco Goes to Wall Street—8½ Balance Sheets - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Bankruptcy—Rules of the Endgame - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Diary of a Liquidity Crisis: Enron’s Last Days - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Housekeeping, Insurance, and Information Covenants - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The Issuer and the Obligation: Recourse, Ranking, Rights, and Remedies - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Index - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Debt and Liens (Negative Pledges) - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Beyond the Issuer: Corporate Structure Issues - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
General Business Covenants - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Table of Contents - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Notes, Resources and Sample Language - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Commitments, Conditions, Pricing, and Risk; Liquidity Support and Credit Support; Credit Derivatives - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Financial Covenants - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Foreword to the Second Edition—Reflections on the Financial Crisis - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Technical Drafting Checklist - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A Deal in Time - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Amendments, Waivers, and Control Provisions - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Preface - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Indicative Terms for Bank Debt and Public Debt, Investment Grade Versus Non-Investment Grade - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Contract Structure and Key Elements - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Best Practices - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Risk-Based Review; Transactions Analysis - Drafting for Corporate Finance: Concepts, Deals and Documents (Second Edition), Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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