George’s practice focuses on U.S. and
international project development and finance, corporate finance, strategic joint
ventures and mergers and acquisitions, especially in the energy industry.
Project development, including the drafting and negotiation
of engineering, procurement and construction contracts, balance of plant
agreements, turbine supply agreements, build-out agreements, energy hedge
agreements, coordination agreements, operation and maintenance agreements,
shared facilities agreements, power purchase agreements, secondment agreements,
requests for proposals, and purchase and sale agreements.
Project finance, including the drafting and negotiation of
loan agreements and loan documentation, such as security agreements,
guarantees, letters of credit, equity contribution agreements, intercreditor
agreements, pledge agreements, depository agreements, control agreements,
subordination agreements, consents and agreements, opinions, lien waivers and
Advising on, structuring and documenting multiple phase,
merchant and other energy projects, and identifying and minimizing regulatory,
transmission and other risks associated with such energy projects.
Helping developers negotiate with their development
partners, lenders, tax equity investors, power purchasers, energy hedge
providers, turbine suppliers, EPC, BOP and other contractors and drafting
structures to help his clients maximize value from their projects.
Corporate finance transactions, including advising large
banks and corporations (both as borrowers and lenders) on multimillion-dollar
credit facilities ranging from syndicated, multicurrency, multijurisdictional
loans to single-lender seller financing, preparing and negotiating the loan
documents and securing collateral often located across the United States and
Intercreditor transactions, including advising clients on
complex intercreditor issues, such as multiple lien priorities, claimholder
voting, standstill periods, cure rights, enforcement actions, payment
waterfalls, collateral dispositions, casualty events, rights to amend
documents, purchase options and other difficult intercreditor issues.
General corporate practice, including mergers, acquisitions
and divestitures, such as advising clients on the strategic acquisition of other
companies and project rights, and on the buyout of a development partner’s
Representation of Fortune 500 companies doing business in
Latin America (e.g. Bolivia, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico,
Nicaragua and Venezuela), including the identifying and minimizing of emerging
market risks, structuring and documenting joint ventures and strategic
acquisitions, and the selection, coordination and management of foreign