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

Roald Nashi is a debt finance partner in the Washington, D.C., and Houston offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Roald has experience in representing parties on various forms of financings of energy and infrastructure projects in the oil and gas, petrochemical and power sectors, including bank and bond financings, leveraged lease, margin loan facilities and tax structured financings. His clients have included private equity funds, project developers, commercial banks, underwriters, mezzanine lenders, institutional investors and export credit agencies. Roald has been recognized by Law360 as a 2019 Project Finance MVP.

Education

Cornell Law School, J.D., cum laude, Excellence for the Future Award in Secured Transactions, Senior Articles Editor, Cornell International Law Journal; Cornell University, Ph.D., Logic

Sage Fellowship; University of Wisconsin, B.A., Soros Foundation Scholarship.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Project finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Roald NashiKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP‘s investment into the project finance and infrastructure arena continues apace. Following the arrival of highly-rated practice head Rohit Chaudhry in 2018, the firm has recruited 13 partners, including Rustin Brown, and Nathan Santamaria, who joined the Washington DC office from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Linklaters LLP respectively. The push has paid dividends, particularly following the huge expansion of private equity funds, where the firm traditionally has a strong following, into the projects space, both as sponsors and lenders. As such, the work is typically at the more innovative end of the spectrum, with new transaction models and structures coming in at every stage of the projects life-cycle. The work covers a gamut of industries, including oil and gas, renewables, and conventional power, with clients well served by lawyers in important centres beyond the capital, such as Houston and New York. Key partners include Washington DC’s  Roald Nashi and Brian Greene (who is noted for his strong expertise in Latin America), and New York’s Kelann Stirling who represents sponsors, lenders, and governmental entities.