Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP
Chris is a recognized advisor in the energy sector, counseling clients in energy M&A, project development, tax equity and project finance transactions.
Chris works with energy clients in structuring complex equity and debt investments, advises both buyers and sellers in the power sector in mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures, and on the development of large-scale energy projects. He assists his clients in mitigating and allocating risk associated with these transactions in conjunction with achieving their primary business and financial objectives.
Chris is recognized nationally for his client work in the energy sector. He was awarded the honor of “Rising Star” by the National Law Journal, demonstrating “success on the highest stages” in managing transactions for clients. Chris was also commended by the Financial Times in their Innovative Lawyers Report in the category of “Driving Value” for clients. He has served for two years running on Law360’s Project Finance Editorial Board, and serves on the American Council on Renewable Energy’s (ACORE) Leadership Council.
As Co-Head of the Defense Energy Task Force, Chris also has experience advising clients pursuing opportunities involving the development and financing of United States Department of Defense (DoD) energy projects. He counsels developers, purchasers, lenders and tax equity investors in government contracts and structuring project development and financing arrangements to account for unique risks.
He also represents market-leading private equity funds and institutional investors in power asset transactions, and understands the unique challenges and opportunities that these clients face. Chris is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to private equity and institutional investments in power assets.