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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

Alexandro Padrés acts for development agencies, large multinationals and financing parties. He is notable for his experience working on energy projects across Latin America.

Cynthia Urda Kassis is widely renowned for her expert representation of lenders and borrowers in international project finance across the mining sector. Clients highlight: "She is one of the best lawyers in New York. She understands the complexities, inter-creditor relations and the wealth of details involved in projects. She's devoted to her clients and works well with other parties."

One source says David Ullman 's "recall of diligence and legal questions is amazing," while another highlights: "I was impressed by the quality and timing of each deliverable and transaction document that he drafted or reviewed." An associate to watch in the PPP space, he has experience assisting public and private sector clients with infrastructure development and financing.

Gregory Tan has an impressive lender-side practice, managing project finance and development work across the entire energy sector as well as in PPP infrastructure. Interviewees highlight: "He's super smart and super creative."

Hugh Tucker is noted for his robust oil and gas sector practice advising clients on development, finance, M&A and joint venture matters. Clients say: "You can tell he is on top of the issues in the way he researches and talks to counterparties. He explains things very well; you don't have to worry as everything is done smoothly."

Paul Epstein is equally adept at advising public bodies and lenders on the development and financing of PPP projects. Sources say: "He knows the requirements of a deal and how to work through them."

Robert Freedman has an impressive track record of advising private equity funds, institutional investors and commercial banks on complex and high-value financings for conventional and renewable power projects. Sources note: "He's reasonable, pragmatic and can easily handle complicated deals involving several stake-holders."

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Shearman & Sterling LLP

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NY 10022-6069

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Alexandro M Padrés
Foreign expert for Latin America-wide
Cynthia Urda Kassis
Band 1, Foreign expert for Latin America-wide
Gregory Tan
Band 2, Foreign expert for Latin America-wide
Hugh Tucker
Band 4
Robert Freedman
Band 1

Projects: PPP


David Ullman
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