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    Energy & Infrastructure Projects

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    Our Clients Say It Best
    "...particularly well known for its LNG prowess, having recently represented high-profile clients in several big-ticket cross-border matters...team members are described by peers as 'simply fantastic'"

    Source: 2013 Chambers USA

    Pillsbury has advised on energy and infrastructure projects, and on their financing, in more than 75 countries across the globe. Among our clients are one of the world’s largest integrated energy companies, one of the world’s largest independent power producers, the world’s largest supplier of LNG and one of the world’s largest independent gas storage developers. Regardless of location or industry sector, Pillsbury lawyers deliver thoughtful, business-oriented and practical solutions through dedicated teams and exemplary client service.

    An Energy Industry Powerhouse
    Pillsbury made a series of strategic mergers over the last 10 years that brought together three top energy teams, creating one of the legal industry’s largest and most preeminent energy practices. We have worked on large-scale energy and infrastructure projects and financings on six continents, giving us vast experience in all aspects of complex cross-border project development.

    The Right Teams
    No two projects are the same. What truly distinguishes Pillsbury is our ability to staff projects with seasoned professionals—to cover not only finance, but the full range of legal, credit, tax, environmental and political challenges involved in cross-border project development. With a multidisciplinary team of 125 lawyers practicing in the energy industry, we are able to consistently bring together energy project teams comprised of the most experienced practitioners for optimal results and efficiencies.

    The Right Resources
    Our project lawyers are supported by Pillsbury offices in the world’s energy and finance capitals and by an extensive network of host-country law firm contacts, allowing us to provide clients flexible and efficient legal counsel anywhere their next project takes them.

    Broad Sector Experience
    Pillsbury stands apart for the depth of its experience in the development, acquisition and financing of the energy and infrastructure projects that will fuel the future:

    • Alternative and renewable energy
    • Oil and gas (including LNG)
    • Gas-fired power
    • Nuclear energy
    • Mining and natural resources
    • Infrastructure
    • Transmission (electric and gas)

    With extensive industry sector experience, our Energy & Infrastructure Projects team can field a multidisciplinary service team that provides a broad set of planning and problem-solving skills, improving our ability to anticipate—and avoid—development and financing roadblocks. Our capabilities span:

    • Industry-specific project document structuring and negotiation
    • Cross-border ownership structuring and tax issues
    • Premier oil, gas, energy, environmental and regulatory practices
    • Project finance and complex risk allocation
    • Domestic and international litigation and arbitration
    • Relevant antitrust and competition experience
    • FERC, environmental and other regulatory permitting and licensing
    • Extensive capital markets, bank loan and syndication experience

    Representative Matters

    • Algerian Desalination Project—counsel to underwriters
    • American Roads (an Alinda Infrastructure Fund company)—counsel to owner
    • Camisea LNG Project (Peru)—counsel to co-owner
    • Digicel Cellular Telecommunications Projects—counsel to Citibank as Administrative Agent
    • Dulles Greenway Toll Road—counsel to developer and acquirers
    • Golden Pass LNG Terminal—counsel to developer/owner
    • Houston Hub Storage Project—counsel to developer/owner
    • Jordanian Telecommunications Project—counsel to lender
    • Kiowa Power Project—counsel to developer/owner
    • Lima Airport Modernization Project—counsel to lenders
    • Ontario Greenfield Power Project—counsel to co-sponsor
    • Panoche Energy Project—counsel to underwriters and LOC bank
    • Solar One Project—counsel to investor
    • Turkey Point Nuclear Power Project—counsel to developer/owner
    • Wailuku Hydroelectric Project—counsel to lender


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