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What the team is known for

Routinely retained by lenders and sponsors on a wide variety of project financing and development. Particularly adept at managing large and diverse sets of interests in LNG, conventional oil and gas and power work. Very well thought of on downstream oil and gas. Active on international work, particularly in Latin American markets. Additional capabilities in the acquisition and sale of wind and solar project assets and portfolios at varying stages of development. Possesses further strength in PPP work both domestically and abroad.

Strengths

Sources highlight: "They give excellent commercial advice taking into account the client's risk tolerance."

Sources report: "They are knowledgeable, thoughtful and good at finding a compromise that works for both parties."

Interviewees reveal: "They take a pragmatic approach to the practice of law and are respectful of business dynamics." 

Clients note: "They bring expertise on the law and in engineering, merging that together in a holistic approach to strategy."

Work highlights

Represented a consortium of Korean investors in connection with an ongoing acquisition of a 49.9% cash equity interest in an 852 MW portfolio of four wind projects in the US.

Represented Fortis BC LNG in connection with the proposed $3 billion expansion of its Tilbury LNG facility in Richmond, British Columbia.

Represented of BNP Paribas in the proposed financing for a 1,065 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power project in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Represented the lead arrangers in a $1.7 billion amortizing senior secured term facility and a $150 million senior secured revolving facility to finance the development and construction of a new integrated petrochemicals facility and associated infrastructure and utilities in Alberta, Canada.

Represented the lead arrangers and lenders in connection with the $343 million financing of the Consolidated Rent-A-Car P3 project at Newark International Airport.

Notable practitioners

Arthur Scavone is a highly regarded project finance lawyer with expertise spanning conventional power, renewables and LNG facility development. He advises both developers and investors.

Dolly Mirchandani has considerable prowess assisting clients with their PPP project development and financing goals across the transportation and social infrastructure sectors.
"Dolly is able to handle complex subjects and even when there are widely differing positions, she can get everyone on to the same page. Everyone is at ease when they know that Dolly is on the call; she addresses each and every concern brought forward with the same precision and determination." "Dolly is commercially minded, practical, knowledgeable and driven to move deals forward. It's not just the documentation she is concerned about, but how it conveys the commercial arrangement to the various parties."

Elena Maria Millerman is a go-to lawyer in the energy infrastructure space, with particular strengths advising clients on structured finance transactions.
"She is extremely proactive, hard-working, focused and up to speed on issues large and small." "She is thoughtful, thorough and always available to drive the deal forward."

Jason Webber offers expert representation in project finance and development across the LNG and oil and gas sectors. He acts for both lenders and borrowers.
"He is very pragmatic and can perform extraordinarily well under intense time pressure. He can translate complex commercial and legal considerations into documents in a manner that is clear and concise."

Marius Griskonis has an impressive breadth of expertise spanning the development, financing, acquisition and sale of renewable energy infrastructure. He advises on complex single project and large portfolio transactions.
"He is extremely responsive, knowledgeable and collaborative, as well as incredibly bright and intelligent." "Marius is great; he really has his finger on the pulse."

Victor DeSantis is equally adept at handling domestic and international projects matters on behalf of a broad client base. He offers project financing and development expertise spanning the power and oil and gas sectors.

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Arthur Scavone
Senior Statespeople
Elena Millerman
Band 3
Jason Webber
Band 2
Marius Griskonis
Band 4
Victor DeSantis
Senior Statespeople

Projects: LNG


Jason Webber
Band 2

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