Christopher Gladbach, a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office, is a member
of the Energy and Infrastructure group.
Chris counsels energy and infrastructure clients structuring complex equity
and debt investments, including tax equity investments. Chris advises both
buyers and sellers in the power sector in mergers, acquisitions, and joint
ventures, and on the development of large-scale energy projects. He assists his
clients in mitigating and allocating risk associated with these transactions in
conjunction with achieving their primary business and financial objectives.
Chris is co-head of Orrick’s Defense Energy Task Force. He has extensive
experience advising clients pursuing opportunities involving Defense Department
energy projects, and working to develop and finance those projects. Chris
counsels developers, purchasers, lenders and tax equity investors in the nuances
of Government Contracts and how to structure project development and financing
arrangements to account for unique risks presented by Government Contracting
Another focus of his practice is representing private equity funds and
institutional investors in transactions involving power assets. He has counseled
his clients through a variety of market-leading transactions in this area, and
understands the unique challenges and opportunities that these clients face.
Chris is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to private equity and
institutional investments in power assets.
Chris also regularly counsels clients on cross-border investments in energy
projects and companies. Recent engagements include working with project sponsors
and investors from Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, South
Korea, China and Japan on structuring both inbound and outbound energy