Rohit Sachdev


San Francisco

Rohit represents over 25 of the world’s leading renewables and energy storage developers on project development and project M&A arrangements.

Rohit has extensive experience in the solar, wind, energy storage, and biofuel sectors, and has advised on numerous award-winning transactions. He is recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global in the Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy category. Rohit’s clients describe him as “excellent,” “knowledgeable,” “timely in his work,” “commercially-oriented,” “very plugged into the market” with a “great demeanor."

In recent years, Rohit's practice has focused particularly on project development and project M&A transactions. He has successfully negotiated many GWs of "physical" and "virtual" PPAs and tolling agreements, as well as a variety of construction, supply and other development arrangements. Rohit has also represented clients on the purchase and sale of renewables projects in various U.S. jurisdictions, as well as joint venture and other project asset arrangements. He has particularly focused on the development, financing and sale of domestic and international energy storage projects, including stand-alone, hybrid, front-of-meter and behind-the-meter projects.

Rohit co-leads Orrick’s South Asian Inclusion Network and served as a Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

He started his legal career at an international law firm in New York, where he focused on project development and project finance transactions across the globe. Prior to law and business schools, Rohit was an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse in San Francisco where he provided M&A and financial advisory services to technology companies in Silicon Valley.

    • Representation of leading project developers on tens of thousands of MWs of power purchase agreements, tolling agreements and related offtake arrangements with a range of buyers, including utilities, CCAs, corporates, hedge providers, co-ops and others across the United States. Notable transactions include multiple solar-plus-storage PPAs across from CCAs and utilities nation-wide, and wind PPAs in SPP and MISO across from corporate buyers.
    • Representation of multiple clients on the development and construction of utility-scale energy storage projects, including stand-alone facilities and hybrid facilities combined with renewables or conventional power generation, in the United States, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.
    • Representation of several of the world's leading renewables sponsors on the purchase and sale of development and construction stage solar, wind and battery storage projects in multiple United States jurisdictions.
    • Representation of renewables developers on construction and supply arrangements for solar, wind, energy storage and biofuel facilities, including EPC, BOP, BOT and equipment supply arrangements, including ITC "safe harbor" arrangements.