Representative Experience

Represented Sumitomo Chemical, as a sponsor, regarding project documentation and financing of the $5.2 billion Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, refining and petrochemicals complex, PFI’s Middle East and Africa Petrochemical Deal of the Year.

Represented Tenaska on the project financing of its 925 MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle electrical generating facility in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

Represented America’s largest power generator on the $360 million term loan, energy tax credit and letter of credit facility project financing of a portfolio of 24 solar farms in North Carolina.

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  • Representing a Fortune 50 corporation in making over $500 million in investments in solar energy projects eligible for solar tax credits since 2013.
  • Advising Midwest Fertilizer Corporation regarding its proposed development and financing of a $2+ billion fertilizer plant in Indiana, including the issuance of $1.259 billion in tax-exempt bonds.
  • Represented JX Nippon Oil & Gas on the development and project financing of the $1 billion carbon capture and sequestration, pipeline and enhanced oil recovery project at the W.A. Parish power plant in Texas.
  • Represented a Japanese trading house on its successful bid for the 2,500 MW Facility D IWPP in Qatar.
  • Represented JP Morgan Securities and Barclays as underwriters on the issuance of tax-exempt private activity bonds for the Portsmouth Bypass Project, the first P3 road project in Ohio.
  • Serving as project counsel in the development, financing and operations of the Idaho Wind Partners 183-megawatt portfolio of wind generation projects in Idaho.
  • Advising Tozzi Green and its affiliate Ergon Peru on the financing of an approximately $150 million project for off-grid solar power installations under three concessions with the Government of Peru.
  • Advised PSEG Power LLC in its acquisition of the approximately 755 MW Keys Energy Center project in Prince George's County, Maryland, a project estimated to be worth more than $800 million.
  • Represented Toyota Tsusho in connection with multiple equity investments in gas-fired generation projects in the PJM wholesale electricity market.
  • Represented America’s largest renewable power generator in connection with disposition by competitive auction of a portfolio of California wind farms to Energy Capital Partners, a leading energy private equity investor.
  • Representing the placement agent in the $196 million offering of securities guaranteed by an export credit agency for the Hamma Desalination Project in Algeria.
  • Represented a multinational financial services company regarding a $214 million senior secured multi-currency term loan financing for cellular provider Digicel Honduras, involving international finance agencies, including the International Finance Corporation.
  • Represented a multinational financial services company in connection with a $170 million senior secured term loan financing for cellular provider Digicel Panama, involving international finance agencies, including the International Finance Corporation.
  • Represented a multinational financial services company in connection with a $60 million Ex-Im Bank guaranteed loan to New Generation Telecommunication Co, a Jordanian telecom company.

Practice Area Highlights

2018 Latin Lawyer 250 guide as one of the leading international law firms advising clients in the region, with specific strengths in Project Finance & Infrastructure, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A practices and in the aviation sector.

Pillsbury Earns Three Top 20 League Tables Rankings for First Half of 2017 in North America (including Project Finance, Infrastructure Finance and Power Infrastructure Finance).

2016 The Legal 500 Asia Pacific listed Pillsbury as a leader in Tokyo in the Projects and Energy category and highlighted in Tokyo, Projects partners Simon Barrett and Anthony Raven.

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  • The Legal 500 ranked our Project Finance practice among the top in the United States in 2014 – 2016.
  • Pillsbury garnered top rankings in 2015 S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers’ America’s best law firms survey and Tier 2: Nationwide, Houston and San Francisco – Project Finance Law.
  • Pillsbury’s ranked among the top globally by Chamber Global 2015 for Project Finance.
  • Two transactions on which Pillsbury advised in 2015 –Lima Metro Line 2 project in Peru and Petro Rabigh 2 project in Saudi Arabia – achieved Project Finance International Deal of the Year recognition.
  • International Legal Alliance honored Pillsbury with a 2013 Silver Award for Project Finance, Infrastructure & Energy.
  • Our Energy practice was included among The Lawyer’s 2011 Transatlantic Elite.
  • Pillsbury has received more than a dozen “Deal of the Year” awards for energy and project finance transactions since 2002, including projects in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.