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What the team is known for

Growing presence in the development, financing, acquisition and sale of energy infrastructure, both domestically and internationally. Represents sponsors and lenders across the LNG value chain in the development of a wide range of facilities. A growing presence in the renewables space particularly concerning the A&D of solar and wind single assets and portfolios.

Strengths

One client describes the team as "very collaborative and commercial."

Sources say: "They are incredibly efficient in very complicated deals with lots of moving parts - from in the weeds to major issues they take pressure off us to focus on the commercial aspects."

Work highlights

Represented Anadarko as one of the two primary sponsors of the planned East African LNG development in connection with the onshore shared facilities.

Represented Cubico in the acquisition, debt and tax equity financing of the 102 MW Midlands solar project in South Carolina.

Notable practitioners

Brian Bradshaw is recognized for advising clients on project finance and development across the conventional power, renewables and LNG sectors.
"Brian is very focused on synthesizing fact patterns and providing a commercial recommendation - he brings a value-add to the table."

David Asmus has a strong track record of advising on project finance in the oil and LNG markets, both domestic and international.
"He is smart and has a calm demeanor; he's good in heated negotiations. Not many people are better then him at the craft of lawyering." "He has been a titan in the industry for a long time."

Irving Rotter has expertise spanning conventional and renewable energy A&D. He frequently assists both buyers and sellers with transactions ranging from stakes in single projects to whole portfolio investments.
"He is a very, very smart attorney who has decades of experience and is extremely diplomatic in negotiations." "He is excellent with complex commercial contracts."

Jessica Adkins ' clients benefit from her expert handling of both traditional power and renewable project financings.
"She is a good technical lawyer." "She is really smart."

Noreen Phelan represents a strong choice for private equity and other investors engaged in single project, portfolio or project company A&D.
"Noreen is an excellent attorney focused on renewables." "She is great at coming up with solutions for her clients."

Robert Stephens has particular expertise in tailored project financing structures in the conventional and renewable power sectors, including secured wind hedges and revenue put hedges.
"He is not just helping you negotiate the transaction, he is also strategic and brings a lot of experience from other situations."

Tara Higgins has an impressive breadth of expertise across the renewables sector, where she offers expert representation in the development and financing of single projects and portfolios. She also advises on the acquisition and sale of both assets and project companies.
"She is a very good lawyer and one of the preeminent folks in the market."

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Sidley Austin LLP

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One South Dearborn

Chicago

Illinois

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IL 60603

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Brian A Bradshaw
Band 3
David Asmus
Band 1
Jessica N Adkins
Band 4
Noreen Phelan
Up and Coming
Robert Stephens
Band 4
Tara A Higgins
Band 2