Greg Smith is a partner of Morrison Foerster in the Agency Finance and Project Finance Groups, based in Washington, D.C. Greg represents clients in complex financing transactions with a focus on emerging markets and developing nations.

His practice focuses on advising lenders, host country governments, project sponsors, and private equity funds in connection with the development and financing of projects in various industries, including:

  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Hospitality
  • Housing
  • Manufacturing
  • Microfinance
  • Mining
  • Petrochemicals
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

Over the course of his career, Greg has advised clients on transactions in more than 100 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. He is especially well known as one of the leading lawyers in the world for representing development finance institutions, export credit agencies, regional development banks and multilateral agencies in complex, cross-border project financings.

He has been repeatedly ranked by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Legal 500, Latin Lawyer, and Best Lawyers in America for his work in project finance, in addition to receiving accolades for specific deal work globally. Recent Chambers reviews commented that Greg is “a brilliant lawyer; smart, reliable and solutions-oriented,” “easily one of the most talented lawyers of his generation and also one of the most pleasant to work with,” and “very practical, very smart and very hard working.”

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