Winston & Strawn's energy, construction, and project finance attorneys place a strong emphasis on power generation and related energy infrastructure projects. Our attorneys regularly structure, negotiate, and close complex and innovative power projects on non-recourse and limited recourse basis, both domestically and overseas. We provide project sponsors with a full spectrum of legal services, including drafting and negotiating contracts for engineering, construction, major equipment supply (e.g., gas turbines), operation and maintenance, power and steam purchase, interconnection, fuel or raw material supply and off-take; handling regulatory, permitting, and taxation issues; and managing all aspects of financing.
Our attorneys have been instrumental in the successful completion of a wide variety of domestic and international power generation projects, including natural gas, coal, wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, wood, and agricultural waste; oil and gas pipelines; downstream natural gas applications; and other energy-related industries.
In addition, Winston & Strawn's project finance attorneys are well-versed both in the multi-party risk allocation process integral to complex domestic and international projects, and in the threshold requirements of commercial, export credit agency, multilateral, and capital markets project lenders. Our experience allows us to help sponsors and lenders structure and negotiate bankable deals. Because we anticipate threshold financing and risk allocation issues in pre-financing negotiations with governments and project participants, we save project sponsors money by accelerating the overall project development process.