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Latham & Watkins LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022-4834
United States

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David Kurzweil is a partner in the New York office. Mr. Kurzweil is the global Co-chair of the firm's Energy - Power Industry Group and Co-chair of the Corporate Department for the New York office. He is also a member of the firm’s Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Public Company Representation, and Takeover Planning & Defense Practices. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and general public company representation.


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

Latham & Watkins LLP advises developers, sponsors, financing entities, governments and export credit agencies on financing, M&A, project development and regulatory matters. Jointly headed by David Kurzweil in the New York office and Washington DC-based David Schwartz, the energy and power industry group has experience of projects involving a range of energy sources in the renewables space, including biofuels, biomass, ethanol, geothermal, hydroelectric, solar and wind. Another key contact in New York is Eli Katz, who assisted Sempra Energy with the $1.5bn sale to Consolidated Edison of Sempra Solar Holdings, a US portfolio of solar and wind assets consisting of 981MW of operating renewable electric production projects, and shares in 379MW of jointly owned projects. Also recommended are Matthew HenegarJonathan Rod and David Penna, all of whom have particular expertise in project finance and are based in New York.

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

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Latham & Watkins LLP’s global power industry group is jointly headed by New York-based David Kurzweil and Washington DC-based David Schwartz. The team advises developers, sponsors, financing entities, governments and export credit agencies on the full spectrum of issues in the conventional power industry, including commercial transactions, secured lending, corporate finance and project development. In one standout matter, Kurzweil and Los Angeles-based managing partner Jeffrey Greenberg led a multidisciplinary team that acted for Energy Capital Partners, as shareholders, in connection with Vistra Energy’s $1.7bn all-stock acquisition of Dynegy. Other recommended practitioners in the New York office include Paul Kukish and Edward Sonnenschein, who focus on M&A and joint ventures, and Matthew Henegar, who specializes in project finance. Barclays, Citigroup Global Markets and Sempra Energy are also key clients.