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Project Finance, Energy & Infrastructure

Cahill’s Project Finance, Energy & Infrastructure practice focuses on project development and financings and mergers and acquisition transactions in connection with conventional energy, renewable energy and infrastructure projects in the Americas for project sponsors, developers, banks, institutional lenders, direct lenders and alternative debt providers. In addition, our team focuses on U.S. public-private partnerships for energy, telecommunication, transportation and social infrastructure projects. Our practice leverages off our leading Banking & Finance and Capital Markets practices where we have long been recognized as the leading law firm in leveraged finance and non-investment grade debt securities.

Cahill’s deal teams comprise seasoned lawyers and experienced specialists in multiple areas such as project financing, capital markets, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, corporate governance, litigation, tax, and other relevant fields, who have specific industry knowledge across multiple sectors and asset classes.

Our team has significant experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors including onshore and offshore wind, solar, hydroelectric, gas-fired power, recycled energy, energy storage and transmission, airports, roads and bridges, university student housing, court houses and civic centers, parking garages and water and waste.

Cahill advises on a broad range of transactions, including:

  • financing arrangements including with respect to drafting and negotiating credit agreements, intercreditor issues, security documentation and credit support documents
  • development side due diligence including the review and risk assessments in connection with concession contracts, construction contracts, O&M agreements and offtake agreements
  • acquisitions and dispositions including asset and/or stock sale and purchase agreements, corporate and project level due diligence as well as managing the pre and post-closing sale mechanics
  • public-private partnerships including procurement activities including in connection with the RFQ and RFP stages through to financial close
  • structuring and negotiating the financing for P3 projects using both public and private funding sources including private placements, PABs, TIFIA loans and other financing arrangements or intercreditor issues
  • environmental impact assessments and permitting, and advising on regulatory matters affecting various types of energy and infrastructure assets
  • project disputes, including arbitration, alternative dispute resolution and court proceedings
  • tax issues, including transaction structuring, tax due diligence and tax-exempt debt structures