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Shearman & Sterling LLP




United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Project finance

From its New York office, Shearman & Sterling LLP provides ‘practical, commercial and insightful advice’ to a strong mix of lenders and sponsors on infrastructure and energy projects, both in the US and in Latin America. Cynthia Urda Kassis advised government entities on various significant road and rail projects, including acting for the US Department of Transportation on the issuance of private activity bonds and subordinated debt for the purpose of financing toll lanes between North Virginia and Washington DC. In the oil and gas sector, Kassis acted for a syndicate of 19 commercial banks on the $7.3bn financing of the Gasoducto Sur Peruano project in Peru. The other key figure in the team is Gregory Tan, who advised sponsors on numerous energy projects in Latin America: as well as assisting Carso Gasoducto Norte and its affiliates with the $535m project financing of the development of a gas pipeline running from Chihuahua to Sonora in Mexico, Tan also advised Y-GEN Eléctrica and Y-GEN II Eléctrica on the financing of the construction of two gas-fired power stations in Argentina. The practice is also present in Wash DC, where Patricia Hammes and ‘outstanding’ New York-based lawyer Robert Freedman were active for lenders to the conventional power sector.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy transactions: conventional power

Within: Energy transactions: conventional power

In 2017 Shearman & Sterling LLP was kepy busy handling a high volume of development and finance remits in Latin America, including New York-based Gregory Tan acting for Y-GEN Eléctrica and Y-GEN II Eléctrica on the financing for the construction of two gas-fired power stations in Argentina. Domestic work included DC-based practice co-head Patricia Hammes acting for the lenders on Helix Generation’s $2.2bn acquisition of 3,950MW of generation resources. New York-based Robert Freedman jointly heads the practice.

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