Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani - Abogados

Energy & Natural Resources: Power Department

Argentina
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What the team is known for Dynamic power practice group acting at the forefront of the renewable energy sector. Solid bench advises on all aspects of project development for solar, wind and biomass energy production. Financing continues to be an area of strength, assisting both lenders and sponsors with non-recourse transactions. Also provides counsel on issues pertaining to corporate power purchase agreements. Enel Trading is a new client win, among others.

Strengths"They are references in the renewable energy area," one client is quick to point out, complimenting their understanding of tariffs and government contracts. The same interviewee adds that "they are a very important firm in this area, always up to date and able to reply quickly and efficiently with concrete answers."

Work highlights Provided counsel to new clients BNP Paribas and OPIC, as lenders, in a non-recourse project finance ECA loan to YPF Luz, to fund a wind project. The transaction was valued in excess of USD145 million.

Notable practitioners

"Very clever and knowledgeable of power," Nicolás Eliaschev continues to boast a market-leading position in Argentina's renewable energy sphere, advising clients on regulatory issues, contractual agreements and financing mandates. One interviewee reports: "Nicolás is a reference in project finance for renewable energy projects," while another client adds: "Nicolás is for sure an expert in power."