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David Kurzweil

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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.


Corporate Partner


United States: Industry focus

Energy transactions: conventional power

Within: Leading lawyers

David Kurzweil - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Energy transactions: conventional power

Latham & Watkins LLPoffers a very high level of service across multi-disciplines’, with Los Angeles-based Jeffrey Greenberg singled out as ‘a top option for project finance deals’; Greenberg and New York-based Christopher Cross advised AES on a private placement, construction loan and liquidity facilities relating to the AES Southland Energy Project in Arizona and California. On the M&A side, recent big-ticket mandates include New York-based co-chair David Kurzweil acting for Energy Capital on the $17bn acquisition of Calpine. Other recommended practitioners in New York are Jonathan Rod, who has ‘unparalleled capital markets execution experience’, and Paul Kukish. Washington DC-based David Schwartz co-chairs the practice. Eli Hunt joined Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in March 2018.

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Energy: renewable/alternative

Within: Energy: renewable/alternative

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘very knowledgeable’ team excels at project finance. New York based Matthew Henegar and the ‘very versatileJonathan Rod acted for Allianz Global Investors on the project financing for the Grande Prairie Wind Farm in Nebraska, and Henegar and LA-based Jeffrey Greenberg acted for Morgan Stanley on a private placement by Texoma Wind for the financing of four wind facilities. Other key figures include DC-based David Penna and New York-based Eli Katz, who were both busy in the tax equity space. The team also handles M&A for the likes of ArcLight Capital Partners. New York-based David Kurzweil and DC-based David Schwartz jointly head the practice.

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