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Clifford Chance

2001 K STREET NW, WASHINGTON DC 20006-1001, USA
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Work +1 20006 1001
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Fax +1 20006 1001
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Lori Bean

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Work +1 202 912 5014
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Clifford Chance

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Lori Ann Bean specialises in the development and financing of infrastructure and energy projects worldwide. Lori Ann has an extensive broad-based experience in project and acquisition finance, representing export credit agencies, multilateral development institutions and other governmental and commercial lenders, as well as project sponsors and other project participants. Lori Ann advises clients in various other financing vehicles for infrastructure and energy transactions, including 144A offerings and other bond issuances, guarantee facilities, equity funds and corporate finance. Experience crosses a broad range of industry sectors, including power, oil and gas, transport infrastructure (airports, toll roads and rail), telecom and petrochemical.

Education

Cornell Law School (JD, cum laude), 1994; Vanderbilt University (BA cum laude), 1991


United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Project finance

Clifford Chance regularly acts for commercial banks on Latin American project financings, with the firm particularly dominant in Peru and Columbia; according to one observer, the firm ‘is by far the most experienced international firm in Latin America’. Washington DC-based Fabricio Longhin and Catherine McCarthy and New York-based Gianluca Bacchiocchi advised lenders on 14 different projects for Colombia’ s 4G toll road program using both multi-currency loans and project bonds. Bacchiocchi, who ‘pushes the envelope with his pioneering work in project bonds’, has particular expertise in acting for investment banks such as Goldman Sachs; in a further example of his work, he and New York-based Per Chilstrom assisted Citigroup Global Markets with the dual offering of international and local project bonds for the Ruta 27 project in Costa Rica. While the practice is particularly active on the lender side, it does also have sponsor capability; for example Longhin acted for Aela Energía on a $434m loan with six lenders to finance the construction of two wind farms in Chile. The team is also able to source the firm’s European expertise in private equity to advise on significant equity investments in projects; Washington DC-based practice co-head David Evans and New York-based David Brinton were active in this respect on for clients including Barings. Lori Ann Bean, who is based in Washington DC, is also noteworthy.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy: renewable/alternative

Within: Energy: renewable/alternative

Clifford Chance’s Washington DC-based team often features on cross-border work, particularly in Latin America; Fabricio Longhin is acting for the government of Argentina on the design of its renewable energy program. The team advises on finance for both sponsors and lenders, with recent clients including OPIC and Aela Energía. Practice head David Evans and Lori Bean are additional contacts.

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