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White & Case LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020-1095
United States
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United States > Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power

Benefiting from core energy-focused transactional lawyers based out of the firm’s New York offices, and also able to resource matters utilizing practitioners with more generalist M&A, finance and tax credentials, White & Case LLP advises across the full array of financing structures, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures in the renewable energy space. On the transactional front, the team is adept in deals across diverse levels of asset investments, including portfolio, singe asset or partial interest deals. The team’s project finance credentials are noteworthy, especially its experience of transactions involving energy tax credits. Nandan Nelivigi leads the Americas energy, infrastructure, project development and finance practice out of the New York office. Marius Griskonis is the main point of contact for renewable energy mandates; he assists sponsors, developers and investors with the construction, financing, acquisition and sale of renewable energy projects. Raymond Azar is another practitioner to note in New York for this type of work. All named attorneys are based in the New York office.

United States > Finance > Project finance

White & Case LLP has a prominent position in the project finance market, and represents both lenders and sponsors in financing transactions relating to renewable energy, transport infrastructure, and oil and gas. Though active on a number of US projects, the firm is particularly strong in relation to Latin American work, often collaborating with partners from across its international network of offices. More generally, acquisition financing is the group’s primary specialty and the team has experience of representing clients in relation to bank loans, term B loans, US private placements, bridge loans and Rule 144A project bonds. Nandan Nelivigi leads the team from the New York office, which is also home to veteran practitioner Arthur Scavone, a prominent name in the US power sector. Washington DC-based Serena Rwejuna joined from Jones Day in December 2021, adding to the firm’s regulatory expertise.

United States > Industry focus > Energy transactions: electric power

Known for its power M&A, finance and regulatory expertise, White & Case LLP advises clients across the US and globally on a range of transactions, distressed sales, joint ventures, capital market offerings and project financings. The practice is also strong in the project components of debt and equity offerings. Nandan Nelivigi is head of the firm’s Americas Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance team and specializes in innovative US power transactions. Another key name in the area is power M&A expert Michael Shenberg, who focuses on energy M&A, capital markets and financing transactions. Both Nelivigi and Shenberg are based in New York.

India > Foreign firms

White & Case LLP is noted for its ‘ability to think out of the box’; it handles cross-border India-focused matters from various offices in its large global network. Regularly advising on inbound and outbound investment matters for multinational corporations and banks, key practice areas for the firm include banking and finance, corporate M&A, private equity and disputes. Practice head Dipen Sabharwal is based in London and is a key name for international arbitration; he is qualified to practice in India, New York and England and Wales. New York’s Nandan Nelivigi is well versed in cross-border M&A, and also deals with financing in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Aloke Ray and Aditya Singh are also key arbitration practitioners. The team was bolstered in 2021 with the arrival of Rahul Guptan, a name to note for capital markets transactions, in May from Clifford Chance LLP and Sayak Maity, who joined from AZB & Partners in September.