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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

1350 I STREET, N.W., SUITE 1100, WASHINGTON DC 20005, USA
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Work +1 202 662 2700
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Fax +1 202 662 2739
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Atlanta, Austin, Austin, Bangkok, Beijing, Beijing and 26 more

Vera Rechsteiner

Tel:
Work +1.202.662.2758
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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Work Department

Finance, Corporate/Securities, Latin America

Position

Partner

Career

Vera'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, Vera 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.  

Vera has also represented private developers, manufacturers and suppliers in a variety of international commercial transactions, including acting as counsel in connection with major hotel acquisitions and management agreements in the Caribbean, and representing suppliers in the establishment of distribution and licensing arrangements under foreign investment laws in various Latin American countries.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • French

Member

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Inter/American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Society for International Law

Education

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


United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Project finance

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has ‘extensive market knowledge in the energy sector’ and is regularly engaged in project finance mandates in the energy and infrastructure sectors, acting for banks and other financial institutions as well as sponsor clients. In an example of the latter, department head Jeffrey Schroeder is advising DTE Energy Services on the Dearborn Campus Energy Infrastructure Project. San Francisco-based Michael Klaus and Eric Pogue, who is co-chair of the renewable energy and clean power practice and chair of the sustainability and corporate clean power initiative, are instructed by US financial institutions on the financing of large-scale projects. Jo Anne Sirgado in New York is regularly involved in domestic and cross-border project finance work and is experienced in acting for lenders in the financing of renewable energy projects secured by debt receivables. Richmond-based contacts include Eric Nedell, John O’Neill, who leads the firm’s infrastructure and P3 practice, and Laura Jones, who is experienced in energy tax credit matters. Other key figures include David Lowman, who co-chairs the renewable energy and clean power practice; Gregory Lang, Michael Madden and counsel Douglas Murphy in New York; John Tormey, who focuses on domestic and international project finance mandates; Laurence Skinner; Timothy Unger, who divides time between the Houston and Beijing offices; and Vera Rechsteiner, who operates from Dubai and Washington DC. Named lawyers are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

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