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What the team is known for

Extremely highly regarded LNG practice, with an impressive renewables offering to match. Active in conventional oil and gas projects, plus big-ticket LNG financing and developments, both domestically and abroad. Well regarded for work in the PPP arena and active on several transportation-focused projects for both bidders and investors. Able to call on a global network of offices to assist on multi-jurisdictional deals. Continues to assist clients on high-profile wind and solar project financings. Offers further strengths advising on the sale and acquisition of project companies, single projects and portfolios in the conventional and renewable power sectors.

Notable practitioners

Benjamin Koenigsberg has an impressive track record of advising lenders, sponsors and private equity funds on project financing in the renewables space. Sources say: "He's experienced and a very calming presence. He's also very thorough and analytical."

Sources characterise Chaim Wachsberger as "a legend" and "one of the stars of the industry." He has a wealth of experience across a broad array of financing matters, with particular expertise advising on strategic investments in conventional and renewable power projects.

One source says David Burton is "very knowledgeable and focused on client service," while another highlights: "He provides commercial advice and constructive solutions." He assists a variety of clients with tax equity finance, particularly involving solar projects. He has further strengths in advising on renewable energy fund formation.

According to market commentators, Douglas Buchanan QC is "considered the father of P3 in Canada." He is equally capable of advising on domestic and international infrastructure PPP projects.

Douglas Fried is commended for handling complex and high-value financing and development work in the PPP space. He has considerable expertise in acting for lenders. He is head of the infrastructure, mining and commodities practice and co-head of North American infrastructure.

John Mauel has an excellent track record in the LNG market, where he frequently assists clients with complex project development and financing matters. Market sources highlight: "He's an exceptional lawyer and a master of conflict resolution. John's presence and reputation is a huge advantage to explaining challenging positions to your counterparties."

The "legendary" Keith Martin is esteemed for his market-leading expertise in tax equity financing, commentators attesting: "He's the premier tax equity lawyer in the country." Further sources say: "Hehas a brilliant mind, he's very customer-centred and he works extremely hard to deliver everything perfectly on time." A client reports: "We don't make any significant moves without hearing from Keith Martin."

Kenneth Hansen assists clients with the financing of energy and other infrastructure projects. He has particular expertise in the Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program.

Noam Ayali is widely regarded as a leader in the development and financing of major LNG projects. He has further capabilities assisting with renewable and conventional power matters. Clients say: "He's very experienced, always has a positive mentality and is extremely thorough."

Paul Weber has notable experience assisting with the financing and development of energy infrastructure. He is particularly noted for his lender representation.

Peter Fitzgerald is an esteemed practitioner able to draw on decades of experience in the space. He offers sage counsel to both developers and lenders on power sector project financing and development work.

Robert Eberhardt is "truly solutions-oriented," according to interviewees.He has a strong track record of handling financing and hedging agreements involving solar, wind and other energy projects.

Todd Alexander is highly regarded for his work on the financing, development, acquisition and sale of single projects and portfolios across the conventional and renewable power sectors. Clients say: "He provides excellent quality work and value. He's a big player in the market."

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Our preeminent global projects team has extensive experience in project finance structures around the world, representing lenders, sponsors, developers, institutional investors, contractors and operators in major domestic and cross-border financings.

Our lawyers take an innovative approach to debt and equity financing, enabling us to provide commercial and practical solutions to manage risk and ensure that projects reach a timely and cost-effective financial close. We offer clients a comprehensive understanding of the issues impacting the project finance sector and deliver sound legal advice on all aspects of a transaction.

Our experience spans regional, national and cross-border financings throughout the world, with particular experience across key industry sectors including financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Our global team has recently been strengthened by our June 2017 combination with Chadbourne & Parke, which has a strong reputation of excellence in the global project finance sector and is one of the largest project finance practices in the world.



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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.



Benjamin Y Koenigsberg
Band 3
Chaim Wachsberger
Senior Statespeople
Douglas B Buchanan QC
Foreign expert for Canada
Douglas M Fried
Band 4
John G Mauel
Band 3
Keith Martin
Band 1

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