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Akin Gump strengthens global project finance team

The Washington DC-based law firm has named ex-Chadbourne & Parke’s John Marciano as partner.

Akin Gump has hired John Marciano as a partner in its global project finance practice. He will be based in the firm’s Washington DC headquarters.

A transactional tax lawyer, whose practice predominantly focuses on the renewable energy and power sectors, Marciano joins Akin Gump from Chadbourne & Parke.

“Particularly with Congress’ passage of the extension of the tax credits for wind, solar and other renewables and the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, the renewable power sector is poised to remain a major driver of our economy for several years to come,” Edward Zaelke, head of Akin Gump’s global project finance practice, said in a statement.

According to the statement, Marciano’s experience includes advising businesses on capital raising and deployment strategies involving power and renewable energy assets, with particular emphasis on buying, selling and financing of these projects.

Founded in 1945, the Washington DC-based firm employs more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Its global project finance team comprises more than 40 attorneys working in eight offices worldwide.