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Mayer Brown

1999 K STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20006-1101, USA
Tel:
Work +1 202 263 3000
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Fax +1 202 263 3300
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www.mayerbrown.com

Christopher Erckert

Tel:
Work +1 202 263 3808
Mayer Brown

Work Department

Finance

Position

Christopher has built an active practice representing lenders and borrowers in corporate financings, project financings, and other financing and restructuring transactions. In recent years, he has counseled clients on financing matters with an aggregate value of more than $10 billion. Christopher also has significant experience in representing buyers, sellers, and financing parties in acquisition and divestiture transactions. Christopher’s experience includes a broad range of financing structures, including those provided by commercial banks, multilateral agencies, export and other official creditors, and capital markets. Christopher’s practice includes a particular emphasis on energy and infrastructure-related work – having advised on the financing, development, and restructuring of more than 10,000 MW of conventional and renewable power generation and groundbreaking transactions in water and transport sectors. His experience within the power sector includes generation, transmission and distribution, and he frequently provides counsel on a broad array of other infrastructure and industrial matters, including rigs, LNG facilities, gas pipelines, water treatment facilities, toll roads, port infrastructure, and manufacturing facilities. Christopher has extensive experience in Latin America, where his fluency in Portuguese and Spanish, in addition to English, enables him to negotiate and review contracts in all three languages. He has represented clients in several of the most innovative and noteworthy transactions in the region, having led more than a dozen “Deals of the Year” and having led transactions in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and elsewhere around the globe.

Education

Columbia University, JD 1989, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Editor, Journal of Environmental Law; Oglethorpe University, BA, magna cum laude 1986


United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Project finance

Texas Department of Transportation on the SH 288 Toll Lane project in Houston. P3 specialist Joseph Seliga was particularly active in this regard. In another example of the practice’s strong infrastructure capability, Douglas Doetsch and Nadav Klugman assisted the noteholders with the private placement of senior secured notes to be used for the purposes of redeveloping the L.F. Wade International Airport in Bermuda. In the energy sector, New York-based Christopher Erckert and David Bakst advised Celeo Redes Operación Chile on the issuance of dollar-denominated and local currency-denominated notes to finance the construction and operation of electricity transmission projects in Chile. The team also acted for lenders such as Deutsche Bank on various mid-market financings for renewables projects. Barry Machlin and Paul Astolfi are additional contacts. All named partners are based in Chicago except where stated otherwise.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy: renewable/alternative

Within: Energy: renewable/alternative

Mayer Brown continued to be active on project finance mandates for a range of investors and banks. New York-based Christopher Erckert acted for the noteholders on the private placement of bonds issued by Invenergy to finance the operation of its Campo Palomas wind energy project in Uruguay. Houston-based Robert Goldberg and Washington DC-based tax specialist Jeffrey Davis jointly head the team.

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