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What the team is known for

One of the strongest and most focused projects firms operating in the USA today, frequently advising on some of the most complex and innovative project financings. Possesses strength across the full range of project financing and development, with particular skill representing big-name lenders. Strength in Latin America, the USA and further afield remains a consistent theme with this team. Frequently provides advice to debt and equity investors, private sponsors and government lenders on sophisticated cross-border matters. Leverages its international expertise in mining and other sectors to represent development finance institutions, export credit agencies and multilateral development banks.

Strengths

Clients note: "The advice they provide is very strong. They are able to see through the trees to get to the issues and work through them."

Interviewees reveal: "They are up to date on the latest financing techniques and can handle a diverse slate of transactions."

Market commentators report: "They are a project financing powerhouse."

Sources highlight: "The firm has a very deep bench and can handle a high volume of transactions."

Interviewees say the firm has "a client-friendly approach based on expertise in negotiations, which makes decision making easier and expedites the deal."

Market commentators say: "A terrific firm that is very strong on the lenders' side." 

Work highlights

Represented the lenders and noteholders in the $875 million financing of the CPV Three Rivers Energy Center, a CGGT power generation facility in northeastern Illinois.

Represented the lenders in connection with the Highlander Solar Project, a 485 MW utility-scale solar project in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.

Represented the senior lenders in connection with the senior debt financing regarding the development and construction of the $1 billion Fruta del Norte gold project, in Ecuador.

Represented Yards Creek Energy, an LS Power portfolio company, in the acquisition of a 50% undivided interest in the Yards Creek Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Facility and related acquisition financing.

Represented EBRD, OPIC and IFC in connection with the $400 million financing of the 252 MW Lekela West Bakr Wind Project located on the Gulf of Suez in Egypt.

Represented the lenders in connection with the $185 million financing for the Puerta de Hierro – Cruz del Viso 4G Toll Road Project in Colombia.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Borisoff leverages his expertise in the mining and energy sectors to assist agency lenders on international project finance, with a particular focus on Latin America.
"His key attributes are his experience, commercial nature and ability to work with both sides to come to a mutually satisfactory agreement." "He's a very good lawyer who is able to strike a balance between what lenders want and what borrowers can achieve."

Allan Marks is highly regarded for his work assisting sponsors and lenders on a broad array of project financings. He is particularly expert in PPP structures.
"The advice he provides his clients is very strong and he is able to see through the trees to the issues." "Allan is a phenomenally talented lawyer."

Carolina Walther-Meade is well known for her representation of lenders and sponsors in domestic and international project financing in the energy, mining and transportation sectors. She is particularly knowledgeable of Latin America markets.
"A great lawyer and a delight to work with."

Daniel Bartfeld has a wealth of domestic and international experience in the financing and acquisition of projects across the oil and gas, power and mining sectors. He is the global practice leader for energy, projects and infrastructures and frequently acts for lenders, borrowers and multilateral agencies.
"Daniel Bartfeld is top-notch." "He has a terrific practice."

Daniel Michalchuk is a well-known project finance attorney, who has expertise across oil and gas and electric power projects. He advises on domestic US and international developments.
"He is smart, hard-working and responsive as well as a respected figure in the industry."

Jaime Ramirez is commended for his work in significant project financings as well as acquisition and divestiture transactions. He has considerable expertise in Latin American jurisdictions.
"He is an extremely strong lawyer."

Jonathan Green is an esteemed project finance attorney with a wealth of experience advising lenders and borrowers on a wide variety of energy and infrastructure developments.
"He is really smart and a very good negotiator on behalf of his clients."

Michael Duff is recognized for his projects work in the renewable energy sector. He is praised for his expert handling of tax equity matters.
"His tax expertise is phenomenal and he can also take the lead on broader commercial points." "He is practical and deal-oriented."

Roland Estevez lends his expertise to complex project financing arrangements in Latin America. He works across both traditional and renewable asset classes.

William Bice is an attorney of exceptional capability well known for his project financing work in the power space. He also advises on development and restructuring matters.
"He is great at cutting through the noise to get to the heart of an issue and come up with solutions." "He is truly one of the best in the market."

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Overview

Milbank is recognized as a leading choice for the financing and development of the most critical and pioneering infrastructure projects across the globe. The firm represents leading players – such as debt and equity investors, private sponsors and government lenders – in project financings across all sectors, such as power and energy (including renewables), oil/gas, transportation infrastructure, and telecommunications. In the past three years, Milbank has closed more than 140 project financings, which raised more than $125 billion for infrastructure projects worldwide.

Projects Department

Milbank LLP

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55 Hudson Yards

New York

New York

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NY 10001-2163

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USA - Nationwide

Projects


Alexander Borisoff
Band 4
Allan T Marks
Band 2
Carolina Walther-Meade
Band 4
Daniel D Bartfeld
Band 1
Daniel J Michalchuk
Band 2
Jaime Ramirez
Band 4