Chadbourne PF business topped $20bn in 2011

The New York law firm noted its ‘mega-deal’ activity in California and Saudi Arabia, as well as its newly established Brazil operation.

New York-based law firm Chadbourne & Parke did $20 billion worth of project finance business in 2011, the law firm claimed.

The firm, which cited its 70-person project finance team, pointed in particular to its role as “developer group” in acquiring and financing an independent power producer (IPP) in Saudi Arabia, a 550-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power generator. Chadbourne also noted its representation of a lender group in the financing of a 250MW solar thermal project in California as a highlight of 2011.

In the solar energy segment, Chadbourne represented SolarCity, Sungevity and Sunpower, while aiding wind energy businesses EDP Renewables North America and Gestamp Eolica, the firm said.

Chadbourne also boasted a biomass deal with Carlyle Group, which marked the first ever renewable power transaction for the Washington, D.C., private equity firm.

In addition, the law firm enthused about its latest office in Brazil, while talking up the growth potential of green and clean-tech energy.