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South Korea: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – Foreign firms

Within: Projects and energy – Foreign firms

White & Case LLP (Foreign Legal Consultant Office) has a strong focus on transactional matters and is regularly called upon by blue-chip corporations and financial institutions to lend its expertise in the project finance space. Arthur Scavone, global practice head, is a highly experienced project finance specialist; he is representing KEXIM as well as other lenders in relation to the ongoing construction of the Kelar power plant in Chile. Saul Daniel and Mark Castillo-Bernaus are also names to note.

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United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Leading lawyers

Arthur Scavone - White & Case LLP

Within: Project finance

White & Case LLP has a stellar reputation for LNG projects; New York-based Jason Webber and Washington DC-based Sean Johnson are acting for FLNG Liquefaction II on its private placement of $450m of investment-grade project bonds as part of the financing of the natural gas liquefaction and LNG export facility being constructed at Quintana Island near Texas. Additional mandates in the oil and gas sector were undertaken for national oil companies such as Saudi Aramco and Adnoc; New York-based Wendell Maddrey was part of an international team advising the former on its potential joint venture with PT Pertamina to expand and upgrade Pertamina’s Cilacap refinery in Indonesia. In the lender space, the practice regularly assists with projects in Latin America: Miami-based Carlos Viana and Jeannine Acevedo are advising the senior lenders, and Prudential as initial fixed-rate note purchaser, on a long-term project financing for the development of a 600km electricity transmission line in Chile; and Washington DC-based Ned Neaher is advising Banco Santander-Chile on the financing of the value added tax associated with the construction of two wind farm projects in Chile. The practice is led from New York by global practice head Arthur Scavone. Other key figures in that office are Clark Wohlferd and PPP specialist Dolly Mirchandani, who joined from Allen & Overy LLP.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy: renewable/alternative

Within: Energy: renewable/alternative

White & Case LLP is singled out for its ‘great industry knowledge and track record with development finance institutions in Latin America’; The team acted for the Brazilian Development Bank on the financing of five wind power plants in Brazil. The practice also regularly acts for foreign lenders involved in project finance and tax equity investments in US projects. Additional contacts in the predominantly New York-based team are the ‘pragmaticMarius Griskonis and global energy head Arthur Scavone.

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