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What the team is known for

Offers adroit handling of project financings in the renewable sector, notably including new offshore wind developments in the US. Demonstrates an impressive client roster across developers, utilities and financing parties including banks and private equity funds.

Strengths

Interviewees report: "They provide valuable legal representation as well as a keen understanding of the commercial aspects of deals. They work very efficiently and seek to protect the client's interests while also ensuring negotiations move forward in a productive manner."

Clients note: "They are extremely talented, knowledgeable and efficient. In difficult negotiations they set a significant set of guideposts to get to the right outcome."

Sources say: "They have a strong understanding of the subject matter and they excel in the customer service."

Work highlights

Advised Scout Clean Energy in the negotiation of the construction and tax equity bridge loans to finance the construction and operation of the 180 MW Heart of Texas Wind Farm in McCulloch County, Texas.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Gladbach advises power sector clients on A&D involving completed and development-stage projects and portfolios, including gas-fired, wind and solar assets.
"He is able to quickly grasp complex business issues and translate them into workable transaction documents. He is steadfast in his representation of his clients, making sure they are getting the best deal possible, but he also appreciates the need to make the transaction palatable for both sides; he proposes creative solutions to accomplish both ends." "He has good commercial judgment."

Edward Zaelke is a highly experienced attorney who regularly handles sophisticated financings for large-scale wind and solar projects.
"Ed is a godfather of the industry. He is very, very good on strategy and difficult questions." "He provides prompt and thoughtful advice on a wide range of issues and has a good sense of the market."

Philip Tingle has considerable experience managing the tax aspects of complex renewable energy projects.
"He has a vast knowledge of anything and everything in the renewable energy space. His advice is technically sound, practical and appreciative of the commercial considerations." "He identifies risk very clearly and lays it out so the business people can decide how they want to deal with it."

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Projects Department

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Two Allen Center

1200 Smith Street

Suite 1600

Houston

Texas

USA

TX 77002-4403

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USA - Nationwide

Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional


Christopher Gladbach
Band 2

Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy


Edward W Zaelke
Band 1
Philip Tingle
Band 4