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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

1301 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C., 20004, USA
Tel:
Work +1 202 879 5000
Fax:
Fax +1 202 879 5200
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www.kirkland.com

Rohit Chaudhry

Tel:
Work +1 202-389-5200
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Web:
www.kirkland.com
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Infrastructure Finance

Position

Rohit focuses on energy, project finance and leverage finance transactions, sales and acquisitions, as well as project restructurings across the energy spectrum, including independent power, renewables, oil & gas, midstream and LNG sectors. He represents private equity funds, lenders, developers and institutional investors, on domestic and international transactions. Rohit has led transactions in the United States, Latin America and Asia.

Career

Previously Global Head of Projects at Norton Rose Fulbright and Co-Head of Project Finance at Chadbourne & Parke.

Education

Harvard Law School, LL.M., 1993; Delhi University, Faculty of Law, LL.B., 1992; Delhi University, Hindu College, B.A., 1989.


United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Leading individuals: Project finance

Rohit Chaudhry - Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Within: Project finance

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has made a real push in the project finance market with several high-profile hires in 2018; department head Rohit Chaudhry and Brian Greene joined from Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP; Roald Nashi, who is based across the Washington DC and Houston offices, joined from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; Robert Fleishman, who was formerly at Morrison & Foerster LLP also joined; as did Scott Cockerham, who arrived from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; and Kelann Stirling in New York, who joined from Latham & Watkins LLP. The team is noted for its experience in handling energy and infrastructure project finance instructions. Chaudhry is acting for the lenders, led by Investec and Crédit Agricole, in a $500m financing for the acquisition of the 644MW Bayonne Energy Project in New Jersey from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners; and Nashi advised Sithe Global Power and SG Bujugali Holdings on the contemporaneous transfer of its shares and refinancing of the debt of Bujugali Energy, which owns the 250MW Bujagali hydropower project in Uganda. Working together, Chaudhry and Nashi advised Brookfield Asset Management and its affiliates, as buyers and borrowers, on the committed acquisition financing for the purchase of midstream assets from Enbridge. The duo also led advice for the lenders on a $2.4bn holding company financing for Freeport LNG. Named individuals are based in Washington DC unless otherwise indicated.

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