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What the team is known for

Highly regarded projects group offering clients a broad projects practice that has equal experience representing lenders and developers. Active on conventional power, midstream and downstream oil and gas and renewables project development. Notable for expertise in the development of electric transmission line projects. Provides clients with key financing and M&A advice and support from an international network of offices. Frequently involved in projects across the USA, Europe and Africa. Exhibits a growing strength in LNG project work.


Interviewees say: "They have a substantial depth of knowledge and are able to provide guidance on a wide range of matters."

Sources report: "They have high-quality people and a strong team spirit, which translates into excellent performance."

One client is "highly impressed with the firm's level of diligence and work product."

Clients reveal: "They provide a superior quality of work for project finance."

Interviewees note: "They are very knowledgeable."

Work highlights

Represented Brookfield Infrastructure Partners in the financing and acquisition of a “co-controlling” interest in two natural gas pipelines in Mexico.

Represented BlackRock in the sale of the Elk and Bethel wind energy facilities in Iowa to Greenbacker Renewable Energy.

Represented Barclays in connection with its tax equity investment in a 300 MW utility-scale solar project in Texas developed by SB Energy.

Represented Société Générale and a syndicate of lenders in the amendment, extension and upsizing from $646 million to $730 million of a term loan facility for EIG in connection with the construction of the Elba Island LNG facility off the coast of Georgia.

Represented DCR Transmission in connection with the development of the proposed Ten West Link project that would transmit power between southeast California and southwest Arizona.

Notable practitioners

Aryan Moniri is an up-and-coming lawyer who focuses his practice on the financing of wind and solar projects.
"He has incredibly knowledgeable of the market." "He is very commercial and finds solutions."

David Armstrong has considerable expertise advising lenders on a range of structured finance solutions to support large-scale LNG projects.
"He is knowledgeable and creative in looking for solutions." "He has a great depth of technical knowledge and he's great at distilling complex legal issues down to an easily understandable level." 

Ethan Schultz has a wealth of experience representing project developers and private equity funds in the acquisition and sale of large-scale wind and solar project portfolios. He also advises on traditional generation A&D for projects at various stages of development.
"His market knowledge is impressive and he is helpful on strategy." "He is a skilled lawyer who can run complex transactions and lead them seamlessly."

Julia Czarniak is a strong performer in domestic and international project finance across the LNG and broader oil and gas sectors.
"She is an extraordinary lawyer; extremely capable, very commercial, on top of the detail and a team player."

Lance Brasher is a highly regarded attorney able to advise on sophisticated project financings across the energy industry. He also counsels on PPP structures for infrastructure projects.

Paul Kraske focuses his practice on the development, financing, acquisition and sale of transmission infrastructure, with further experience advising on wind and solar projects.
"He offers a valuable practical perspective."

Sean Shimamoto 's tax expertise is frequently sought out in the development and financing of renewable energy projects as well as in the context of the acquisition and sale of interests in single projects and portfolios.
"He is a tax partnership expert."

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Skadden consistently has been at the forefront of the project finance market, representing lenders and borrowers in some of the most complex project financing transactions, including numerous “deals of the year.” Our experience includes advising borrowers; commercial banks; insurance companies; investment and merchant banking firms; export credit agencies and multilateral institutional investors; and other financing institutions, corporate lenders and venture capital investors in a large number of major energy project financings.

Starting with the very first Qualifying Facilities projects under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, our attorneys have extensive experience representing developers, contractors, operators, fuel suppliers, off-takers and other parties involved in greenfield and brownfield project ownership, development and construction, fuel supply and transportation, and operations and maintenance matters. We have been particularly active in the development of U.S. and international solar, wind, transmission, nuclear, geothermal, biomass and electric power generating projects, as well as LNG projects in Asia, Egypt, the Caribbean and Latin America.


Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates


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New York

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Ranked Lawyers

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.

USA - Nationwide


Julia A Czarniak
Band 3
Lance T Brasher
Band 2
Paul S Kraske
Band 4

Projects: LNG

David P Armstrong
Band 2

Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional

Ethan M. Schultz
Band 1

Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy

Aryan Moniri
Up and Coming

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