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Vinson & Elkins LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10103-0040
United States
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Project Development & Finance




Eamon Nolan is a project finance attorney who focuses on large infrastructure and energy projects.

Eamon regularly represents private equity sponsors, banks, and developers in financing transactions involving the acquisition, development, and divestment of infrastructure and energy assets in the U.S. and Latin America. He has significant experience advising on financing project developments in the renewables, power generation, LNG, onshore and offshore oil and gas, telecommunications and transportation sectors.

Over the years Eamon has established strong relationships with his clients. As a result of those ties, clients often turn to him to lead on the finance aspects of their transactions whilst also assembling teams and quarterbacking all the other aspects of a particular deal, whether it be development, acquisition, divestment or litigation.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Project finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Eamon NolanVinson & Elkins LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP significantly bolstered its ranks with the addition of New York’s Aaron Prince, Sean Moran in Austin, and the Los Angeles-based duo of Michael Joyce and Lauren Collins in February 2021. The quartet joined from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and provide expertise in tax equity financing, asset-based lending, structured finance and acquisitions in the energy space. Joyce also now leads the practice alongside New York partner Eamon Nolan, who has expertise in a range of energy and infrastructure projects both in the US and Latin America. In addition to financing, the firm is able to call upon complimentary expertise in energy regulation, environmental law, tax, and real estate to provide a full service at all stages of infrastructure projects.

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

Vinson & Elkins LLP continues to impress in the energy and infrastructure field, including in investments and acquisitions by private equity funds. The Latin America team has developed its traditional strengths in line with key economic trends, notably in clean energy and digital infrastructure. The relatively recent hires of Eamon Nolan and dual-qualified (Brazil/New York) Gabriel Silva to the New York office have significantly deepened the firm’s Latin America credentials; the former is noted for Mexico power and renewables deals and the latter specialises in Brazil transactions, especially telecoms and digital infrastructure deals. Houston partners Mark Brasher and Alan Alexander are also experienced in Latin America energy deals.

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

Vinson & Elkins LLP has a deepening presence in Latin America, retaining its traditional presence in oil and gas and the broader energy sector, along with additional growth in digital infrastructure and other segments. The firm is known for its recent experience in Mexico’s oil and gas industry, including projects involving links between the US and Mexico itself. Combining strength in project development, project finance and energy M&A, the firm has achieved further growth in Brazil, notably advising New Fortress Energy on LNG import terminal development and natural gas marketing and sales matters in Brazil, including the development and sale of natural gas from its Suape, Sergipe and Barcarena LNG receiving and regasification terminals. Houston partner Mark Brasher has a strong track-record in Latin America’s energy markets, for clients such as New Fortress Energy, while New York’s Gabriel Silva continues to work on a number of digital infrastructure and telecoms projects and transactions in Brazil. New York partner Eamon Nolan is another Latin America expert and Houston’s Alan Alexander is also rated for Mexico oil and gas and renewables projects.