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

    • Currently advising a large international energy company on the sale of its power generation business in South America.
    • Currently advising the sponsor on a $110 million project financing of an offshore natural gas drilling and production platform, pipeline and gas processing facility in Trinidad and Tabogo.
    • Currently advising the sponsor on a $80 million mulitlateral project financing of a water treatment facility in Ecuador.
    • Currently advising the sponsor on a $45 million letter of credit facility and $45 million working capital facility for the sponsor’s $2.5 billion methanol facility.
    • Currently advising the sponsor on the development of an up to 1,000MW wind project located in the panhandle of Oklahoma, including on transmission aspects and on the sale of the project to interested third parties.
    • In August 2017, advised subsidiaries of Proman AG on the development of a $1.3 billion ammonia facility in Mexico, including structuring arrangements to bring low-cost natural gas from the United States down to the facility in Mexico.
    • In February 2017, advised a Chinese state-owned-enterprise on the potential acquisition of a chemical business from a Fortune 100 chemical company.
    • In February 2017, negotiated to close, on behalf of the sponsor, an $82 million project financing of six solar projects in Uruguay totaling in excess of 70MW, including the negotiation of EPC and O&M contracts.
    • In September 2016, advised a fund asset manager on an investment into a renewable energy company management team.
    • In February 2016, represented the developer in the sale of an approximately 2,000MW wind project development in the panhandle of Oklahoma.
    • In January 2016, advised the sponsor on the project financing of a $1.3 billion natural gas-to-methanol project in Louisiana, along with the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the project.
    • In January 2016, advised the sponsor on the project financing of a 40MW solar photovoltaic project located in Chile.
    • In May 2015, represented the developer on the acquisition of a 200MW wind development project in Texas, including negotiation of the purchase and sale agreement.
    • In February 2015, represented the developer of a 100MW solar photovoltaic project in Texas on the negotiation of a power purchase agreement for the project.
    • In February 2015, represented the developer on the acquisition of an approximately 100MW wind project in Texas, including advice on the power purchase agreement.
    • In December 2014, advised the developer of a 150MW wind project development in North Dakota on the negotiation of a power purchase agreement for the project.
    • In December 2014, advised the developer on the acquisition of a Mexican wind power development company, including advice on the Mexican power purchase agreements used by the company.
    • In October 2014, advised the sponsor on the development of a 23MW wind power project in Guatemala, including negotiation of the EPC contract for the project.
    • In September 2014, negotiated to close a power purchase agreement for an 80MW photovoltaic project in Chile.
    • In June 2014, negotiated to close, on behalf of the buyer, the acquisition of ownership interests in a 115 MW wind project in operation in Chile.
    • In May 2014, advised an energy company on the acquisition of an interest in a 100MW+ wind project in Japan, including negotiation of the joint venture agreement.
    • In March 2014, advised a foreign energy company on the potential acquisition of energy assets in the United States with a value in excess of $2 billion.
    • In January 2014, advised a foreign buyer on the potential acquisition of a worldwide oil and gas business based in Houston.

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