Experience

  • Oil & Gas, Energy and Related Infrastructure

    • Sakhalin 2 Project (Russian Federation)
    • Long-term LNG supply agreements with Sonatrach (Algeria)
    • Cabiunas, EVM, Malhas Pipeline and REVAP Refinery Modernization projects involving Petrobras (Brazil)
    • Brazos wind energy joint venture (United States)
    • Su Tu Den FPSO financing (Vietnam)
    • Acquisition by a Japanese utility company of an interest in a multi-national wind power business.
    • Investment in the Brazilian gas distribution sector.
    • Financing involving PDVSA with related hydrocarbon offtake (Venezuela)
    • Acquisition of an interest in the Marcellus shale in the United States
    • Acquisition of an interest in a Brazilian hydroelectric project.
  • Mining

    • Goro nickel mine (New Caledonia)
    • Collahuasi copper project (Chile)
    • Financings to Southern Peru Copper secured by copper exports (Peru)
    • Various niobium supply and offtake arrangements (Brazil)
    • Joint exploration arrangement in Colombia
  • Chemicals, including Petrochemicals

    • Showa Denko K.K. in the U.S. aspects of its €350 million acquisition of SGL GE Holding GmbH.
    • Tuban petrochemical project (Indonesia)
    • Representation of a leading U.S. specialty chemical producer in its facilities expansions and supply agreements
    • Cape Horn methanol project (Chile)
  • Media/Telecommunications/IT

    • Representation of France Telecom in the privatization of Telmex (Mexico)
    • Joint venture to provide internet services in Japan
    • Merger of ALC Communications and Frontier (United States)
  • Food/Agriculture

    • Creation of AgReliant Genetics, a leading North American seed company
    • Representation of a leading seed producer in the commercialization of Roundup-Ready® sugar beets in the United States
    • U.S. aspects of the reorganization of Ito-Yokado/Seven Eleven to create Seven & I Holdings
  • Transportation

    • Financing of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor Acela high-speed train project (United States)
    • Representation of a Japanese bank as lender in the leveraged acquisition of a U.S. car parts company (United States)
    • Various transactions involving Penske Automotive Group (United States)
    • The creation of Data Systems & Solutions, a joint venture providing engineering and technical support services to the aerospace and other sectors (United States)
  • Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology

    • Representation of a venture fund through its life cycle, including disposition of portfolio companies Vortech Data to Kodak and MediSense to Baxter
    • Creation and subsequent sale of diagnostics company Sentinel Biosciences to Roche
  • Finance/Banking

    • UFJ in the U.S. aspects of its combination with Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi (Japan)
    • Establishment of an investment fund targeted at U.S. commercial finance assets

Education

  • Yale Law School, 1979, J.D.
  • University of California at Berkeley, 1975, M.A.
  • University of Michigan, 1973, B.A.

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish