Benjamin H. Davidson

Senior Associate
Energy and Infrastructure

Ben Davidson, a senior associate in the Washington, D.C., office, is a member of Orrick's Energy and Infrastructure Group.

His practice focuses on advising developers, sponsors, utilities, electric cooperatives, federal and public power agencies and other energy sector participants in a variety of corporate and finance transactions, including M&A, project and tax equity financings, capital markets transactions and other securities offerings.

Recent representative transactions include advising on the following:

  • a public power agency in a Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantee commitment of a US$1 billion+ loan facility to develop and construct two new nuclear generating units;
  • a government agency in two lease-purchase transactions for two gas-fired combined cycle facilities that included a total of US$1.26 billion in exempt capital markets bond offerings and $140 million in private placements to institutional investors;
  • two electric distribution cooperatives in a US$320 million acquisition of an investor-owned utility's electric distribution assets and service territory;
  • a sponsor in a US$100 million master sale-leaseback tax-equity financing facility for distributed solar generating facilities across California;
  • a sponsor in approximately US$70 million mezzanine loans for the development and construction of a portfolio of utility scale solar facilities;
  • sponsors in arranging equity investment funds for the purchase and financing of portfolios of residential solar installations;
  • an automotive company in a US$528 million loan facility guaranteed and arranged by the DOE to develop next-generation electric vehicles and manufacturing facilities;
  • two generation and transmission cooperatives in respective US$400 million and US$350 million private placements of debt securities to institutional investors;
  • a multinational chemicals and electronics company in the negotiation of a US$150 million DOE grant to fund the construction of a car battery manufacturing facility; and
  • numerous borrowers in secured and unsecured credit facilities.

Mr. Davidson is the author of several articles focusing on the financing of energy projects, including investor participation and regulation.

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Admitted In
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A., Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Senior Notes Editor, Georgetown Law Journal

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