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Latham & Watkins LLP

555 ELEVENTH STREET, NW, SUITE 1000, WASHINGTON DC 20004-1304, USA
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David J. Penna

Tel:
Work +1.202.637.1099
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Web:
www.lw.com
Latham & Watkins LLP

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David Penna is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, local Chair of the Finance Department and a member of the Project Development & Finance Practice. Mr. Penna has represented lenders, developers and governmental entities in all phases of the development and financing of US and international projects, particularly in the energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure sectors. He also has significant mergers and acquisitions experience, with a focus on deals involving power generation assets.

Position

Finance Partner

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/david-penna


United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Leading individuals: Project finance

David Penna - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Project finance

Latham & Watkins LLP stands out for its ‘excellent expertise’ across sponsor and lender-side mandates; the team 'understands client objectives and risk tolerances' and is 'solutions-driven'. Jonathan Rod, who co-chairs the project development and finance practice with New York and Washington DC-based David Penna (his 'client attention is unparalleled'), led advice for Brookfield Energy Marketing on the €96.4m financing for the Cerro Dominador project, a 110MW photovoltaic plant and a solar plant located in Santiago, Chile. Rod also advised Dominion Energy and Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG on the $3bn project financing in connection with the Cove Point LNG export terminal in Maryland, and Antonio Del Pino and Penna advised La Caisse de dĂ©pĂŽt et placement du QuĂ©bec (CDPQ) and CKD Infraestructura MĂ©xico (CKD IM) on the $1.4bn pending acquisition of 80% of a portfolio of eight wind and solar assets owned by Enel Green Power. Los Angeles-based Jeffrey Greenberg, counsel Kelly Thomason Self and Omar Nazif in San Diego are also recommended, as are Matthew Henegar, Warren Lilien, Veronica Relea and Eli Katz. Amy Maloney joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in October 2018. All named individuals are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy: renewable/alternative power

Within: Energy: renewable/alternative power

Latham & Watkins LLP advises developers, sponsors, financing entities, governments and export credit agencies on financing, M&A, project development and regulatory matters. Jointly headed by David Kurzweil in the New York office and Washington DC-based David Schwartz, the energy and power industry group has experience of projects involving a range of energy sources in the renewables space, including biofuels, biomass, ethanol, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar and wind. Another key contact in New York is Eli Katz, who assisted Sempra Energy with the $1.5bn sale to Consolidated Edison of Sempra Solar Holdings, a US portfolio of solar and wind assets consisting of 981MW of operating renewable electric production projects, and shares in 379MW of jointly owned projects. Also recommended are Matthew Henegar, Jonathan Rod and David Penna, all of whom have particular expertise in project finance and are based in New York.

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