Third Mexican Power Purchase Auction Delivers New Options for Buyers
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.
Specifically, George’s practice encompasses:
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 UCC filings.
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 the world.
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 interest.
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 counsel.Text