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Global 2021
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Spotlight Table

23 Ranked Lawyers

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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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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 with notable capabilities in Latin American work. 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

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Noam Ayali
1
Band 1

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.
"Noam is able to enter into a very complex set of circumstances and quickly provide clear and thoughtful advice." "He is really good at helping to come up with innovative structures or solutions to manage risk."

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John G Mauel
1
Band 1

John Mauel has an excellent track record in the LNG market, where he frequently assists clients with complex project development and financing matters.
"John Mauel is good, really good."

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Peter F Fitzgerald
S
Senior Statespeople

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.
"He's a big name in the space."

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Kenneth W Hansen
4
Band 4

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.
"Hansen is an excellent lawyer."

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Todd E Alexander
1
Band 1

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.
"He is smart, efficient, solutions-oriented and commercial." "He is knowledgeable and collaborative."

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Douglas M Fried
2
Band 2

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.
"He is extremely knowledgeable, creative and has a wealth of experience. He also has a positive attitude and a friendly demeanour." "Doug is truly dedicated to the PPP sector."

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Douglas B Buchanan KC
3
Band 3

Douglas Buchanan KC is equally capable of advising on domestic and international infrastructure PPP projects. He is particularly noted for his expertise in the Canadian market.
"He helps to foster discussion and encourages solutions."

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Paul L Weber
3
Band 3

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

N
Keith Martin
Star Individuals

Keith Martin is esteemed for his market-leading expertise in tax equity financing. He primarily focuses on representing clients in the renewables space.
"He cuts to the chase efficiently and clearly on complicated tax matters." "He has a real understanding of client needs and how things get done." "He is the god of tax equity."

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Benjamin Y Koenigsberg
2
Band 2

Benjamin Koenigsberg has an impressive track record of advising lenders, sponsors and private equity funds on project financing in the renewables space. He is further noted for his expertise in the LNG sector.
"He is great at synthesising complex issues and negotiating effectively on tough deals." "He is very commercially minded."

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David Burton
3
Band 3

David Burton assists a variety of clients with tax equity finance, particularly involving solar projects. He has further strengths in advising on renewable energy fund formation.

Hilary Lefko
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Hilary Lefko
3
Band 3

Hilary Lefko assists clients with tax matters in connection with renewable energy project financing.
"She stays current on tax law specific to energy and translates that into commercial transactions." "She is commercial, smart and very, very capable."

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Jacob S. Falk
4
Band 4

Jacob Falk is a highly capable attorney who advises on projects involving transportation, higher education and social infrastructure.
"He has an incredible work ethic, is always available and has a bulldog approach to finding solutions to issues."

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Becky H Diffen
3
Band 3

Becky Diffen is an expert attorney with considerable expertise in the purchase and sale of renewable generation assets and portfolios. She is particularly notable for her knowledge of the wind sector.
"Becky Diffen is exceptionally strong; she's straight to the point and she understands the broader M&A landscape." "A remarkable attorney who does a lot of work in the wind space." "Becky is a powerful deal lawyer, she's a force to be reckoned with in renewables." "Diffen is an invaluable resource for our company."

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Peter F Fitzgerald
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Keith Martin
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Noam Ayali
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Todd E Alexander
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Benjamin Y Koenigsberg
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John G Mauel
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Paul L Weber
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Douglas M Fried
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Kenneth W Hansen
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Douglas B Buchanan KC
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Projects: LNG

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John G Mauel
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Noam Ayali
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Benjamin Y Koenigsberg
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Projects: PPP

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Douglas M Fried
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Douglas B Buchanan KC
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Jacob S. Falk
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Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional

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Todd E Alexander
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Becky H Diffen
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Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy

Keith Martin
Star Individuals
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Todd E Alexander
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