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Winston & Strawn LLP

CITYPOINT, ONE ROPEMAKER STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 9AW, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7011 8700
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Fax 020 7011 8800
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James D. Simpson, Jr.

Tel:
Work +44 20 7011 8787
Email:
Web:
www.winston.com
Winston & Strawn LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Position

James Simpson is a partner and co-chair of the firm’s global project finance practice. He has more than 30 years of corporate transaction experience, focused on the power, energy, and infrastructure sector, including project development, privatisations, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, government work, and restructurings. Based in Europe since 1992, he has considerable privatisation and transactional experience in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia/CIS, the Middle East, and Africa. James has extensive experience in project finance and infrastructure (including, power, water/waste water, ports, airports and motorways), oil and gas, and renewables and clean energy, as well as telecommunications. He regularly acts for project sponsors, lenders (including multilateral financial institutions and ECAs), infrastructure funds, equity investors, and governments.

Education

James received his A.B., cum laude, from Duke University in 1981 and he received his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1984.


United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Project finance

Winston & Strawn LLP is ‘hugely dedicated to the success of a deal’ and ‘brings a client-focused and highly specialized approach to the project finance sector’. The team has recently been bolstered by several key arrivals; ‘skilled negotiator’ Michael Pikiel, David Gillespie and Washington DC-based Patrick Groomes joined the team from Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP; and Richard Shutran joined from O'Melveny & Myers LLP. Highlights for Pikiel included advising the lenders to one of the short-listed bidders for a project to design, install, finance, operate, and maintain a fiber-optic broadband network to be installed within the right of way of the 550-mile Pennsylvania Turnpike. Jason Hellwig and Houston-based associate Patrick Selinger are also key figures, while Pikiel, Alan Hoffman and London-based James Simpson jointly head the team. Named individuals are based in New York unless otherwise indicated.

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