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Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Benjamin Koenigsberg

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Projects

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Co-head of Projects, United States

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United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Project finance

With experience acting for lenders and sponsors, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP is highly regarded for its experience in advising on finance mandates for renewable energy and conventional power projects. Tax equity deals are also a key area of focus for the team, where Robert Eberhardt in New York and Keith Martin in Washington DC, who is co-head of projects, are noted. Martin and Joseph Williams, who is also based in Washington DC jointly head the department, which also includes Noam Ayali, Robert Shapiro, Jeremy Hushon, who focuses on the financing of energy and infrastructure projects in emerging markets, Paul Weber and Sarah Devine, who regularly handles cross-border mandates. In New York, co-head of projects Benjamin Koenigsberg, Todd Alexander and Ikenna Emehelu are also recommended. Michael Yuffee joined Winston & Strawn LLP in February 2018.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy regulation: conventional power

Within: Energy regulation: conventional power

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP's 70-lawyer power and alternative energy projects department is well equipped to handle conventional energy regulation matters. Advisory work is a key activity for the group, spanning matter of compliance, enforcement and electric transmission tariffs. Joseph Williams and others represent the owner of a gas-fired generator in a complaint against an ISO with the objective of altering market design. Additionally, Williams and Jonathan Franklin (head of the appellate practice) act for a regulated electric utility in a petition for review of FERC orders on transmission cost allocation. Major investment banks and government bodies also feature on the firm's client list. Williams is joined by Keith Martin and New York-based Benjamin Koenigsberg in heading the practice group. Associate Anna Biegelsen often assists with matters involving FERC and the CFTC. Robert Shapiro is also recommended. Named attorneys are based in DC, unless otherwise noted.

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Energy: renewable/alternative power

Within: Energy: renewable/alternative power

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP advises clients on M&A, project financing and commercial agreements such as corporate PPAs. Washington DC-based Keith Martin and New York-based Benjamin Koenigsberg jointly head the practice group. Other key figures include New York-based Todd Alexander, who specializes in solar, wind, hydro, biomass and fuel facilities projects, and Washington DC-based Noah Pollak, who was recently promoted to partner. The department also saw a number of departures in 2018; New York-based Michael Pikiel and David Gillespie, as well as Washington DC-based Patrick Groomes left for Winston & Strawn LLP, and Brian Greene and Rohit Chaudhry joined the Washington DC office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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Energy: transactions: conventional power

Within: Energy: transactions: conventional power

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP has experience of gas-fired power projects, corporate PPAs, gas hedges, and various forms of distributed generation and energy storage projects. Key contacts include New York-based Benjamin Koenigsberg, 'a true leader in every way', who focuses on the renewable sector, and Keith Martin, who is based in Washington DC and has 'tremendous knowledge of the project finance market'. Also recommended is New York-based Todd Alexander, who acts for developers and lenders in energy-related projects, including solar, wind, hydro, biomass, biofuel, fertilizer and clean coal facilities.

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