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Latham & Watkins LLP

Kelly D. Thomason Self

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Kelly Thomason Self is counsel in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Finance Department, the Project Development & Finance Practice and the Cleantech Industry Group. Ms. Thomason Self represents both lender and developer clients in connection with the development, construction, operation and financing of energy and infrastructure projects, including geothermal, solar, wind, natural gas, pipeline and water projects.




United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Next generation lawyers

Kelly Thomason Self - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Project finance

Latham & Watkins LLP draws on its impressive investment banking and international banking following to advise on a high volume of lender mandates relating to energy projects. ‘Very versatile’ practice head Jonathan Rod and counsel Amy Maloney acted for The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ on the $551m refinancing of the Trans Bay Cable in California, and Los Angeles-based Jeffrey Greenberg, who is ‘terrific on conventional power projects’, advised BNP Paribas, Bank of America, and Credit Agricole on the construction financing of the Hickory Run power project in Pennsylvania. On the sponsor side, the practice regularly acts for developers and private equity funds, and in one example of the former Matthew Henegar and Eli Katz assisted Alterra Power with the construction loan and tax equity financing of the Flat Top Wind Farm in Texas. Arclight Capital and The Blackstone Group are key private equity clients; Maloney and Washington DC-based David Penna are advising the latter on the private placement of senior-secured notes concerning the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal in Louisiana. The practice was further enhanced by the promotion of San Diego-based Kelly Thomason Self to counsel, and the arrival of Eugene Elrod and Patrick Nevins, who are based in Washington DC, from Sidley Austin LLP and Hogan Lovells US LLP respectively. All named partners are based in New York except where stated otherwise.

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