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Baker Botts L.L.P.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10112-4498
United States

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United States > Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power

Baker Botts L.L.P.’s global projects and renewable and clean energy department is jointly led by New York-based Michael Didriksen and Houston-based Elaine Walsh. Didriksen assisted The AES Corporation with the negotiation of a joint venture agreement with Siemens for the worldwide commercialization of battery-based energy storage systems, and Walsh is advising a private equity firm on its potential acquisition of certain solar assets. The firm has also been strengthened by a number of recent arrivals. San Francisco-based Jeffrey Kayes and New York-based Adam Griffin, both of whom joined the team from Morrison & Foerster LLP, acted for Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure in connection with a $110m mezzanine loan for additional financing for 13 portfolios of residential solar assets. Additionally, special counsel Martin Menski joined the Washington DC office from Clifford Chance.

United States > Industry focus > Energy: transactions: conventional power

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Michael Didriksen

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Baker Botts L.L.P.’s power, utilities, and renewables department is jointly headed by Washington DC-based Elaine Walsh and New York-based Michael Didriksen, who together with New York-based William Lamb advise on utility-sector M&A, capital markets transactions, bankruptcy and restructuring, asset auctions and trading mandates, and project development and finance transactions. Key clients include AES Corporation, NRG Energy, Southern Power and Vectren Corporation, the last of which the team advised on its $6bn merger with CenterPoint Energy. 2018 also brought a number of new arrivals, including San Francisco-based Jeff Kayes and Navi Dhillon, and New York-based Adam Griffin, all of whom joined from Morrison & Foerster LLP.