NEW YORK – Leading renewable energy publication A Word About Wind has named Energy/Infrastructure/Projects team co-leader Mona Dajani to its Top 100 Legal Power List 2020, a list of the most influential lawyers working globally on the financing of wind energy projects. The list is based on industry input and independent research. Dajani is rated as a leading lawyer by the industry and has been the highest rated lawyer in wind for the last three years running by A Word about Wind.
Among her recent high-profile wind deals, the New York and London partner recently represented CMS Enterprises in the purchase of the majority 51 percent stake in Aviator Wind Holdings, LLC, from Ares Management Corp.'s Infrastructure and Power division. Located in northwest Texas, Aviator Wind will be the largest single-phase wind project in the ERCOT area and the largest single-phase, single-site onshore wind project in the U.S. with 191 wind turbines and a total power output of approximately 525 MW. For more, see here.
Dajani’s selection follows an extensive, independent ranking process undertaken by A Word About Wind’s editorial and insights team in conjunction with its advisory board and panel of expert judges from the wind and finance sectors. The Legal Power List ranks and profiles the most important and influential legal professionals currently working in the global wind industry across in-house counsel and at law firms. Founded in 2012, A Word About Wind seeks to accelerate the growth of wind globally by informing and connecting key industry decision-makers.
Dajani is one of the world’s leading energy and infrastructure lawyers. For more than 20 years, she has advised on countless deals, representing a variety of commercial and public institutions, sponsors, equity investors, lessors and lessees, utilities, financial institutions, underwriters, energy and clean technology companies, private equity funds, investment banks and multilateral agencies.
Over the course of her distinguished career, she has served as lead counsel in many of the most significant renewable energy transactions around the world, and to date has closed more than 500 transactions for more than $98 billion in capital. Dajani is dual qualified as a lawyer in the UK and the U.S. (New York and Illinois) and has a Master’s in Business Administration.
Pillsbury’s multidisciplinary energy team includes more than 200 lawyers who work across all sectors of the industry. The firm consistently ranks among the top law firms in highly respected league tables.
Pillsbury’s Energy/Infrastructure/Projects team represents clients on the project development, project ﬁnance, acquisition and disposition, day-to-day operations and restructurings of complex energy, infrastructure, digital mobility and industrial projects. Possessing wide-ranging legal knowledge across the power industry, from sustainable finance, renewables (wind, solar, hydroelectric, biomass, biofuel, geothermal, energy storage and hydrogen) to gas-ﬁred and other thermal, to nuclear generation and transmission to oil and gas, mining and commodities and infrastructure, Pillsbury’s lawyers have worked on every aspect of complex projects in 75 countries across six continents.