Baker and McKenzie expands project finance team

Former Morgan Lewis attorney Evelyn Kim, who specialises in renewable energy projects, has joined the law firm as partner.

Chicago-based law firm Baker & McKenzie has expanded its project finance team with the addition of Evelyn Kim, a former partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Kim, who has more than a decade of experience advising on renewable energy project financing, joins the firm as partner within its North American banking, finance and major projects practice in San Francisco.

“Evelyn is a top flight attorney who has built a strong reputation in the renewable energy field,” Jose Moran, chair of Baker & McKenzie’s North American, banking, finance and major projects practice, said in a statement. “Her deep knowledge of the rapidly expanding renewable energy market will be a significant asset to our practice.”

In addition to advising on the financing of renewables projects, Kim has also counseled clients on development, acquisitions and divestitures. Having worked on solar energy transactions since 2005, she has also significant experience advising clients on both distributed generation and utility-scale project development, as well as managing the review of real estate and interconnection-related project contracts, according to the statement.

Baker & McKenzie has been strengthening its North American project finance practice through several lateral hires over the past few months. They include corporate finance attorney Jai Khanna in Chicago, project finance attorney Mark Tibberts in New York and banking and finance attorney Kim Prior in Miami.