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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20004
United States
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Roald Nashi is a partner in the Washington, D.C., and Houston offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Roald represents private equity and infrastructure fund clients on investments in energy and infrastructure assets, including structured equity financings, bank and bond financings, tax structured financings, leveraged lease, and margin loan facilities.


Admitted to District of Columbia, New York, and Texas Bar


Cornell Law School, J.D., cum laude; Cornell University, Ph.D., Logic; University of Wisconsin, B.A.

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United States > Finance > Project finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Roald NashiKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP has rapidly developed its project finance practice in recent years, with a team capable of assisting lenders and sponsors with a range of complex issues, though is most active in the private equity arena, leveraging its reputation as a leading PE to represent infrastructure funds and PE sponsors looking to invest in developing projects. Rohit Chaudhry is practice head and advises many of the teams largest lender clients from the Washington DC office, which is also home to Roald Nashi . The New York group added to its ranks in February 2022 with the addition of Robert Eberhardt from Norton Rose Fulbright, following on from a number of other lateral hires into the office including: Sebastian Chan, who arrived from Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in February 2021; and Sebastian Chan, who joined from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP a month later.

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

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is recurrently sought out by major investors in some of their most significant renewable energy transactions, including the acquisition and sale of renewable assets, and financing of alternative projects. Benefitting from a strong network of domestic offices with energy expertise across Texas, New York, California, and Washington D.C., the firm has advised on deals, especially M&A, involving cutting-edge technology in the energy transition segment. Andrew Calder in Houston jointly oversees the department with Rohit Chaudhry in Washington DC, the latter of whom is noted for representing private equity funds, developers, lenders and institutional investors in a plethora of transactions, including project finance, M&A and project restructurings. Roald Nashi is another contact in DC especially for private equity and infrastructure funds. Based in Houston, John Pitts concentrates in M&A, private equity and divestitures in the energy sector, which are also among Kristin Mendoza‘s areas of expertise. She is located in New York.