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James P. O’ Brien chairs the Firm’s Global Projects Practice Group. He serves as counsel in major project and infrastructure transactions such as power generation and waste recycling facilities. Both on behalf of project sponsors and lenders, Mr. O’Brien has led moving complex projects through development, project financing and operation. He has also been lead counsel on limited recourse project financings, using traditional bank debt, leveraged leases and Rule 144A capital markets issues. And during project development, he has successfully managed complex siting, permitting and transaction issues.

Baker McKenzie’s Energy and Environmental Groups held a webinar to examine what is in store for the energy sector under a Biden Administration and his ambitious plan for a “Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice.” 

The panel spoke on the potential impacts of the Biden Administration’s immediate and long-term actions on both the conventional and renewable energy sector, as companies seek transformation and diversification in their portfolios and market offerings. The team also discussed expected climate change regulatory initiatives and expanded ESG reporting and disclosure efforts likely to affect the direction and pace of the US energy transition.  

Baker McKenzie’s Energy and Environmental Groups held a webinar to examine what is in store for the energy sector under a Biden Administration and his ambitious plan for a “Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice.” The panel spoke on the potential impacts of the Biden Administration’s immediate and long-term actions…

Learn more about the latest developing trends and hot topics in the energy, mining and infrastructure industry. Opportunities and Challenges in New Markets for Offshore Wind Access webinar Global offshore wind capacity reached 29GW in 2019, a tenfold increase since 2010. While Europe has been the focus of the offshore…

A practical tool covering key aspects of the legal and regulatory M&A framework in nearly 40 countries Conducting cross-border M&A transactions in the current climate is more challenging than ever – in addition to an economic slowdown and geopolitical concerns, businesses continue to face a rapidly changing and increasingly uncertain…

Our Global PIPE Guide sets out a comparison of the key features and requirements applicable to PIPE deals in a number of jurisdictions around the globe. In this guide, our transactional lawyers share their insight and knowledge on PIPE deals including the key advantages of using PIPEs, why and how…

Our Global PIPE Guide sets out a comparison of the key features and requirements applicable to PIPE deals in a number of jurisdictions around the globe. In this guide, our transactional lawyers share their insight and knowledge on PIPE deals including the key advantages of using PIPEs, why and how…

Overview The disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak is having a major impact on projects both in development and operation. What started the year as an epidemic threatening a loss of supply from China has broadened to a global pandemic impacting on our deals, employees and practices. As dynamic as…

Our Global PIPE Guide sets out a comparison of the key features and requirements applicable to PIPE deals in a number of jurisdictions around the globe. In this guide, our transactional lawyers share their insight and knowledge on PIPE deals including the key advantages of using PIPEs, why and how…

This alert covers the following governing laws: English, PRC, New York, Australian, Hong Kong, Singaporean and South African Since the COVID-19 coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December last year, countries around the world have sought to impose travel bans, quarantine citizens and isolate the infected in an…