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Wayne Song

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Business & Finance

Position

Wayne W. Song is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice, resident in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Song's practice focuses on project finance, corporate finance, project development, and mergers and acquisitions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He has worked on numerous renewable energy project developments, acquisitions, and financings, including two recent financings selected by Project Finance magazine as "Deals of the Year." Mr. Song is recognized in Chambers USA: America’ Leading Lawyers for Business in the areas of "Projects" and "Energy: Transactional." For more information, view Mr. Song’s biography at www.morganlewis.com/bios/wsong.

Career

Mr. Song has a background in a wide range of energy and infrastructure project developments and has represented energy industry participants in the negotiation of commercial project contracts such as construction contracts, power purchase agreements, equipment supply contracts, and operations and maintenance agreements. Mr. Song speaks at various conferences relating to project finance and energy project development.

Member

Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008–2014); Listed, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers (2010–2013); Listed, Chambers Latin America: Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2010–2011); Listed, LMG Clean Technology and Renewable Energy's Clean Tech 100 (2013)

Education

University of Southern California, 1998, J.D.; U.S. Military Academy at West Point, 1988, B.S., Phi Kappa Phi


United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Project finance

The ‘top-notch’ project finance team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, is particularly active in the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors. The team advised National Grid on the development of an $180m LNG liquefaction facility in Providence, Rhode Island, and acted for NextEra Energy on shipping and supply arrangements regarding the delivery of LNG to Hawaii; this included advice on financing the LNG vessels. On the renewables side, Wayne Song and Kenneth Kulak, based in Los Angeles and Philadelphia respectively, acted for Exelon Generating on the $150m debt financing of 85MW-worth of solar projects across North America; and the New York-based James Tynion acted for D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments on the debt and tax equity financing of five wind turbines in Oregon. ‘Experienced, responsive, business-minded and strategic’ of counsel Neeraj Arora joined the Los Angeles office from Latham & Watkins LLP in February 2016; he advised Diamond Generating on its purchase of a 50% stake in Boston-based solar developer Nexamp. Boston-based ‘superstarRichard Filosacalmly addresses the key issues and closes deals quickly’; he specializes in power project financing and development. Since publication, former practice head David Asmus and fellow Houston-based partnerBrian Bradshaw have joined Sidley Austin LLP.

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