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What the team is known for

Internationally renowned projects group, esteemed for its representation of lenders and sponsors. Hugely respected for midstream and downstream work in the oil and gas space. A leading practice on the development of renewable energy assets in the USA. Has an exceptional capability for advising on projects involving gas-fired power plants and transmission lines. A growing force in the LNG space, routinely acting for industry giants.


Sources say: "They do an excellent job of not only issue-spotting but proposing ideas to resolve any potential issues and keep transactions moving forward efficiently and productively."

Clients report: "They are top-notch in the LNG space, which is a function of their knowledge of project finance combined with their ability to draw on their regulatory and industry partners to provide full service in structuring and executing a deal in this sector."

Interviewees highlight: "They are very client-focused and are a pleasure to work with."

Clients note: "The transactional firepower Latham brings is truly exceptional."

Work highlights

Represented Citigroup Global Markets in a project financing in connection with the acquisition of a natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania.

Represented Competitive Power Venture and CPV Three Rivers in a debt financing for a natural gas-fired electric generating facility in Illinois, with an anticipated nominal of approximately 1,258 MW.

Represented LS Power in a project financing for a portfolio of battery energy storage systems, including various projects in California.

Represented Cheniere Energy in a project bond offering in connection with the refinancing of existing indebtedness for a natural gas liquefaction facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.

Notable practitioners

Chirag Dedania is an up-and-coming lawyer noted for his work across a wide range of project financings in the LNG, oil and gas and power sectors.
"He is super detailed and resourceful."

Christopher Cross has capabilities spanning domestic and international project finance with noted expertise advising on projects in the oil and gas space. He has particular strength in Latin America and Asia.
"He's a terrific lawyer."

David Penna handles a range of projects matters across the energy sector. His practice encompasses the development and financing of wind, solar and biomass projects as well as advising lenders and developers on natural gas projects.
"He is a very pragmatic, solution-oriented lawyer who proactively drives transactions."

Eli Katz is a rapidly growing presence in the renewables space with considerable abilities in complex tax equity project financing. He provides expert representation to lenders, underwriters, sponsors and borrowers.
"He's extremely commercial and incredibly technically proficient." "He has unparalleled subject matter expertise." 

Jeffrey Greenberg has an impressive sector-crossing practice, offering expertise in the development, finance, sale and acquisition of single projects and portfolios in the LNG, renewables and conventional power markets.
"He is phenomenal to work with and extremely constructive; he's able to bridge any gaps between parties, think outside the box and come up with creative solutions." "He has seen so many deals and has such a breadth of knowledge to draw from. He is also commercial and able to explain concepts very well."

Jonathan Rod has an impressive track record in oil and gas and LNG project financing. He is equally adept at lender and developer side representation.
"Jonathan Rod is amazing; he knows the market, has a strong commercial mentality and has the ability to think strategically through transactions and structures." "He is very good at getting to the bottom of things very quickly and finding solutions."

Matthew Henegar is a highly regarded project finance lawyer with a practice encompassing the financing and development of renewables, oil and gas and LNG projects.
"He is the whole package; super commercial, understands client needs and understands the finance market." "He is the consummate quarterback."

Up-and-comer Omar Nazif is routinely called upon by developers and financial institutions for his expertise in the project financing of wind, solar and battery storage projects.
"He has in-depth knowledge of how transactions work and knows how to negotiate the best deal for his clients."

Paul Hunt has a robust renewables practice advising on financings for wind and solar projects. He has expertise spanning debt, tax equity and other financing arrangements.
"He is extremely smart, very commercial and offers very high-quality representation with an in-depth knowledge of projects." "He is collaborative with counterparties in a way that helps get the transaction done with less friction while never compromising our positions. He is also particularly skilled at seeing the bigger picture and not getting bogged down on small issues."

Trina Chandler has impressive expertise in energy sector M&A. She has particular strengths in advising on the acquisition and sale of conventional and renewable power generation assets or stakes in projects under development.

Warren Lilien has a wealth of experience handling project financing for conventional power projects.
"He is very knowledgeable and gets the work done."

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Latham & Watkins LLP


355 South Grand Avenue

Suite 100

Los Angeles



CA 90071-1560

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA - Nationwide


Chirag Dedania
Up and Coming
Christopher Cross
Band 4
David J Penna
Band 4
Jeffrey Greenberg
Band 1
Jonathan Rod
Band 1
Matthew Henegar
Band 2

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