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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

600 TRAVIS, SUITE 4200, HOUSTON, TX 77002, USA
Tel:
Work +1 713 220 4200
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Fax +1 713 220 4285
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Web:
www.huntonak.com

Tim Unger

Tel:
Work +1.713.220.4370
Email:
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Work Department

Finance, Corporate/Securities, International

Position

Partner

Career

Tim is an advisory member of the Policy Committee and co-chair of the Business Transactions practice.

Tim represents a variety of corporate and institutional clients. In recent years, his practice has focused on mergers and acquisitions and project development and financing, including project finance and structured finance as well as mergers and acquisitions primarily in the energy (both upstream, midstream and downstream) and chemical business both domestic and international. He has worked on numerous energy transactions in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Projects include:

  • Acquisition and financing of oil and gas properties
  • Acquisition, development and financing of pipeline facilities
  • Development and financing of electric transmission facilities
  • Development and financing of power generating facilities
  • Development and financing of petrochemical facilities
  • Acquisition, development and financing of renewable energy projects including wind, solar and fuel cells 
  • Development and financing of LNG facilities

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Member

State Bar of Texas

Education

  • JD, 1974, with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, Texas Law Review, Order of the Coif
  • AB, 1969, magna cum laude, University of Notre Dame


United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Project finance

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is the result of a merger between Hunton & Williams LLP and Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP. The former Hunton & Williams LLP team ‘has an in-depth understanding of market standards and market precedents’ and advises on a range of tax equity investments and lending agreements and the legacy Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP practice regularly acts for sponsors and tax equity investors involved in the renewable energy sector. New York-based Jo Anne Sirgado and Douglas Murphy advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the $200m expansion of a lending debt credit facility for Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital to be used for the financing of renewables projects. Vera Rechsteiner was highly active in Latin America for clients such as Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura and Inter-American Investment Corporation; she assisted the latter with the $78m financing of a hydroelectric power plant in Ecuador. The practice also impresses in the P3 space, with Richmond-based John O’Neill assisting the Virginia Department of Transportation with its procurement of the $2.1bn Transform I-66 project. On the sponsor side, the ‘detailed and thoughtful’ Jeffrey Schroeder and John Tormey were active for clients such as DTE Energy Services on the financing of conventional power projects. Austin-based Lisa Montgomery Shelton, Houston-based Timothy Unger, solar specialist Eric Pogue and David Lowman are also noted. All named partners are based in Washington DC save where stated otherwise. Stephanie Kroger, formerly with Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP, joined Eversheds Sutherland in 2018.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy transactions: conventional power

Within: Energy transactions: conventional power

At Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Houston-based Mark Thurber was highly active in the development, financing and sale of power projects, both in the US and in Latin America; Thurber acted for Energia del Caribe on the development of a natural gas power plant in Mexico, and also assisted Emberclear with the sale of a 110MW development-stage gas-fired power plant in Pennsylvania. Houston-based practice head Timothy Unger and Washington DC-based Vera Rechsteiner are additional contacts.

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Energy: renewable/alternative

Within: Energy: renewable/alternative

In April 2018, Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP merged with Hunton & Williams LLP to form Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, a move which brought together two highly regarded renewable energy practices. The legacy Andrews Kurth Kenyon group advised sponsors on a large number of wind projects, including acting for Terna Energy in the construction and financing of the Fluvanna Wind project in Texas. Austin-based Lisa Montgomery Shelton handles tax equity investment work for the likes of BNP Paribas. In Houston, practice head Timothy Unger assisted the Public Section Pension Investment Board with various matters including a private placement of Pattern Energy Group stock. The legacy Hunton & Williams group is ‘highly competent in its execution of deals and commercially savvy’ and excels in tax equity investment work, where work included advising GE Energy Financial Services and Bank of America Merrill Lynch on their respective tax equity investments in Dermott Wind. Names to note in the Washington DC office include tax specialist David Lowman and Eric Pogue, with the latter praised for his ‘unparalleled knowledge in the solar space’. Global energy head Jeffrey Schroeder is ‘detailed and thoughtful’.

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