Ms Vera Rechsteiner > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
2200 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW
WASHINGTON DC 20037
United States

Work Department

EIT – Energy: Transactions and Development

Position

Partner

Career

Ms. Rechsteiner’s practice concentrates on the development, financing, acquisition and disposition of energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure facilities and tax structuring for energy acquisitions and international project development. She has worked on energy, infrastructure and related projects in the U.S. and throughout Latin America, Africa and Asia. She has also advised commercial and multilateral lenders on a variety of structured and corporate finance transactions.

Her work in the area of international energy transactions has included advising U.S. energy companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, cross-border acquisitions, joint venture tax-planning, equipment sale and leasing transactions, and the development and financing of energy projects and acquisitions. In addition, Ms. Rechsteiner has assisted governments in a number of Latin American countries with the privatization of their energy industries and the restructuring of their energy regulatory frameworks. She has also advised clients, including state owned Chinese companies in the acquisition of upstream oil and gas assets throughout Latin America and Africa. 

Languages

Spanish, German and French

Memberships

Admitted to the District of Columbia and Maryland State Bars

Education

  • JD, The George Washington University Law School, 1985
  • BSFS, Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service, 1979

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP continues to stand out thanks to its work in major infrastructure projects, including digital and subsea cable systems. It is also widely recognised for its representation of multilateral development banks, non-bank financial institutions and investment corporations such as IDB Invest, Corporación Andina de Fomento and International Finance Corporation (IFC). Among a number of impressive engagements, the team advised IDB Invest, as lender, on a $125m  unsecured loan facility to Engie Energía Chile for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the 162MW Calama Wind Farm in Calama, Antofagasta, Chile. Fernando Margarit  is a market leader in cable systems projects. Washington DC partner Vera Rechsteiner is a frequent adviser to development banks and multilateral lenders in Latin America energy and infrastructure financings. Fernando Alonso and Uriel Mendieta provide further senior level expertise, as does Houston’s Doris Rodríguez.

Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP‘s strong commitment to Latin America is driven by a series of senior practitioners that are focused on the region. In the banking and finance segment, it has a long track record with key agency and DFI lenders, commercial banks and Latin American borrowers, including financial institutions. The firm works closely with IDB Invest on a range of financings and is also noted for its record in bank M&A. Fernando Alonso, chairman of the Latin America and Iberia practice group, is hugely well connected and operates across the corporate transactions and financing segments. Washington DC partner Vera Rechsteiner has an eminent background in energy and infrastructure financings, and is a frequent counsel to IDB Invest. Uriel Mendieta represents both lenders and borrowers in multiple Latin American jurisdictions, as does Fernando Margarit . Houston special counsel Doris Rodríguez and Washington DC-based international counsel Alejandro Silva are also key team members; the latter previously served as assistant general counsel at the IFC. Named individuals are based in Miami, unless stated otherwise.