Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Projects Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Robust oil and gas practice focusing on lender side representations across the upstream and midstream sectors. Possesses expertise spanning a broad array of structured finance solutions to meet clients' development and acquisition goals.

Strengths Interviewees highlight: "It is a very commercial, responsive and thoughtful group that goes above and beyond what clients ask."

Sources reveal: "The firm is proactive, prides itself on strong relationships with its clients and does a great job of helping them expand. The talent, responsiveness and attention to detail are second to none."

Market commentators report: "They stand their ground when they need to but don't make mountains out of molehills. They do a good job of representing their clients, taking care of issues and balancing the battles. They're extremely commercial."

Work highlights Represented Brookfield and its affiliates as buyers and borrowers under committed acquisition financing for the purchase of midstream assets from Enbridge across Canada. The financing totaled approximately CAD3.3 billion.

Notable practitioners

Rohit Chaudhry
is an "excellent, big-picture projects attorney," with an impressive track record representing lenders in sophisticated financing arrangements for projects in the oil and gas and renewables sectors. He provides adroit counsel on both smaller distributed asset developments and large utility-scale projects. Sources report: "He is absolutely top-notch; he's super responsive and understands how to corral people toward an objective. He's unbeatable."

Tatiana Monastyrskaya
has notable expertise in energy project finance and development, with a particular focus on oil pipelines and LNG assets. Sources say: "Her due diligence and risk mitigation abilities are excellent. She is very diligent, knowledgeable and capable of distilling significant amounts of information for clients."