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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20004
United States
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Position

Brian Greene is a debt finance partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Brian’s practice focuses on the representation of lenders, private equity funds, institutional investors, and multilateral and bilateral agencies in domestic and international project finance, energy and infrastructure projects, particularly in the United States and Latin America.

Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2005; Princeton University, B.A., cum laude, 2002.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Norton Rose Fulbright 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.

United States > Finance > Project finance

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has made a real push in the project finance market with several high-profile hires in 2018; department head Rohit Chaudhry and Brian Greene joined from Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP; Roald Nashi, who is based across the Washington DC and Houston offices, joined from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; Robert Fleishman, who was formerly at Morrison & Foerster LLP also joined; as did Scott Cockerham, who arrived from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; and Kelann Stirling in New York, who joined from Latham & Watkins LLP. The team is noted for its experience in handling energy and infrastructure project finance instructions. Chaudhry is acting for the lenders, led by Investec and Crédit Agricole, in a $500m financing for the acquisition of the 644MW Bayonne Energy Project in New Jersey from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners; and Nashi advised Sithe Global Power and SG Bujugali Holdings on the contemporaneous transfer of its shares and refinancing of the debt of Bujugali Energy, which owns the 250MW Bujagali hydropower project in Uganda. Working together, Chaudhry and Nashi advised Brookfield Asset Management and its affiliates, as buyers and borrowers, on the committed acquisition financing for the purchase of midstream assets from Enbridge. The duo also led advice for the lenders on a $2.4bn holding company financing for Freeport LNG. Named individuals are based in Washington DC unless otherwise indicated.