Louise Gibbons

Partner

San Francisco

Louise's practice focuses on energy sector project financings, M&A transactions and joint ventures, with a focus in renewable energy.

Louise was named a 2020 Euromoney Rising Star as part of Euromoney's Americas Rising Star Awards and was short-listed in 2018 and 2019 for Best in Energy, Natural Resources and Mining by them. She was also recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2016-2020.

She has significant experience in the electric power sector, including wind, solar, storage, natural gas, and other forms of renewable energy. She regularly represents project developers, sponsors, borrowers, lenders, investment banks, private equity funds and other capital providers and investors in the energy industry. 

    • A distributed energy developer and owner operator in a $300M warehouse debt financing and $85M tax equity financing of solar assets in the community solar and commercial and industrial space.
    • A global integrated energy company in a joint venture with a renewable energy developer to co-develop renewable power projects adjacent to the client's existing facilities around the world.
    • The largest U.S. independent solar power developer in the sale of numerous large-scale solar photovoltaic projects located in California and Texas.
    • One of the largest developers and operators of renewables projects in the U.S. in the project financing of 4 wind projects, which included two repowerings and joint venture arrangements to safe harbor equipment. 
    • The sponsor in the first non-recourse debt financing of a portfolio of behind-the-meter storage projects, the 2017 IJGlobal North America Energy Storage Deal of the Year.
    • A global renewable energy developer in the sale of a 200 MW solar project in Mexico.
    • A leading global renewable energy company in the tax equity financings of numerous wind and solar projects across the U.S.
    • The borrower in the debt financing of a 500 MW natural gas-fired generating facility, located in San Diego County, California, which included both a commercial bank funded facility and the private placement of two tranches of long-term, credit agency rated notes.
    • A private equity fund in the development and equity raise for an 869 MW natural gas-fired electric power plant in the City of Oregon, Ohio.
    • A solar developer in the mezzanine debt financing of a portfolio of solar projects in Kern County, California.
    • A renewable energy developer in the tax equity financing of two solar projects in San Bernardino County, California.
    • The lead agent and major institutional lender in the project financing and refinancing of a portfolio of 39 hydroelectric power projects located throughout the U.S. Midwest and Northeast.