Morrison & Foerster’s Project Finance attorneys assist clients in all aspects of the development, construction, financing, restructuring, and purchase and sale of infrastructure projects around the world. We also provide political risk insurance counseling where our expertise lies in policy drafting and analysis of loan documents and transactional documents for insured projects. Our leading international arbitration and dispute resolution attorneys regularly assist our clients in resolving disputes concerning project-financed assets.

We work on a broad range of infrastructure projects, including gas-fired power projects in Mexico, Turkey, and the Philippines; solar projects in California; nuclear projects in Texas; coal-fired projects in Indonesia; airports in the Bahamas; hotels in Afghanistan; LNG projects in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Mexico; high speed rail in Taiwan; and mining projects in the Andes. We have developed particular expertise in conventional energy and renewable energy.

We represent a range of clients, including export credit agencies, project sponsors, commercial lenders, multilateral agencies, offtakers, contractors, and suppliers. We also advise developers and financial investors in connection with the sale and acquisition of infrastructure assets. Our agency clients benefit from our familiarity with U.S. government and multilateral policies and practices.

We offer our Japanese clients informed, timely, and comprehensive advice that anticipates and addresses their questions, as well as on-the-ground execution capabilities.

Mexican Power Stations and Pipeline Acquisition.
We represented Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. in their $1.2 billion acquisition of a controlling interest in five gas-fired combined cycle power stations in Mexico with an aggregate total generating capacity of 2,233MW and a related gas pipeline company, and in connection with the financing for such acquisition.
South Texas Nuclear Power Project Units 3 & 4.
We represent Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Corporation (TANE) in its role as EPC contractor for the design and construction of a two unit, 2,800 MW Advanced Boiling Water Reactor nuclear power plant at the South Texas Project in Texas.  Also representing TANE in connection with a vendor financing credit facility made available to one of the owners of the new units at the South Texas Project.
Department of Energy/BrightSource Solar Power Projects.
We represent DOE as loan guarantor in a limited-recourse project financing for construction of three concentrating solar thermal electric generating plants, totaling 375 MW, to be located near the Ivanpah Dry Lake in the Mojave Desert.
San Cristobal Mining Project
We represent Sumitomo in its purchase, development, financing and operation of Minera San Cristóbal S.A., which owns and operates one of the largest silver, zinc and lead mines in the world, located high in the Andes in Southwestern Bolivia. Sumitomo purchased a portion of its interest in a pre-arranged bankruptcy sale that closed within 71 days of the debtor's bankruptcy filing.
CH Energy/Shirley Wind Power Project
We represent CH Energy, a New York-based energy company, in connection with the acquisition, development, and financing of a 20-MW wind power project in Brown County, Wisconsin. Wind turbines and operations and maintenance services will be provided by Nordex USA, Inc.
Nassau Airport Project.
We represented Nassau Airport Development Company Limited in the negotiation and closing of the financing for a new U.S. departures and pre-clearance building, and renovations of the U.S. and international arrivals facilities and international and domestic departures facilities, located at the Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, The Bahamas.
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
We represented Overseas Private Investment Corporation ("OPIC") in its project financing of a luxury hotel in Kabul, which will be operated by Marriott. The project is part of the U.S. government effort to develop infrastructure, create jobs and increase investor confidence in Afghanistan.
Toshiba America Nuclear Energy's $300 million investment in Nuclear Innovations North America.
Represented Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Corporation in its $300 million investment in Nuclear Innovation North American LLC, a joint venture with NRG Energy Inc. that was formed to develop nuclear projects in North America.
Valladolid III Consortium
We represent the Valladolid III Consortium (Mitsui and Chubu Electric) in the development and financing and ongoing operations of the 525 MW Valladolid III natural gas-fired electrical power facility in Mexico.

Chambers USA
Nationwide: Climate Change (2011 – 2015)
Nationwide: Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy (2011 – 2015)
California: Environment (2009 – 2015)
California: Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (2009 – 2014)

Chambers Global
Global: Projects & Energy (2012 – 2015)
Japan: Projects & Energy (2013 – 2015)
Asia-Pacific: Energy & Natural Resources (2013 – 2015)
Canada: Energy Power (Transactional) (2015)
China: Energy & Natural Resources (2013 – 2014)

Chambers Asia
Japan: Projects & Energy: International (2011 – 2015)

Project Finance Group of the Year (2012 – 2013)

Legal 500 Latin America
Latin America: International Firms: Projects & Energy (2015)

Legal 500 US
Energy – Litigation  (2009 – 2015)
Energy – Renewable/Alternative (2012 – 2015)
Energy – Regulatory (2014 – 2015)
Environment – Litigation (2009 – 2015)
Environment – Transactional & Regulatory (2011 – 2015)
Project Finance (2011 – 2015)
Land Use/Zoning (2009 – 2015)

Legal 500 Asia-Pacific
China: Projects & Energy: International Firms & Joint Ventures (2011 – 2015)
Japan: Constructions, Projects & Energy: Foreign Firms (2009 – 2015)

Legal Media Group
Morrison & Foerster LLP named one of the Top 10 Clean Technology Firms - CleanTech & Renewable Energy 2015

USA: Project Finance (2011 – 2015)
China: Energy & Infrastructure: Foreign Firms (2015)
Japan: Project Finance: Foreign Firms (2010 – 2015)
Japan: Energy & Infrastructure: Foreign Firms (2015)
Singapore: Energy & Infrastructure (2015)

U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2015 (Tier 1 Rankings)
National: Energy Law
National: Environmental Litigation
National: Natural Resources Law
National: Oil & Gas Law
National: Project Finance Law
National: Regulatory Energy Enforcement Litigation

Here is what they say about us:


“We look to them to bring depth and knowledge for some very complicated regulatory requirements.”
(Chambers USA 2015)

“They’re excellent: high integrity and smart problem solvers.”
(Chambers Global 2015)

“A long-standing name in project finance.”
(Chambers Asia 2013)

Legal 500

“Morrison & Foerster LLP’s environmental litigators show ‘great strategic capabilities’.”
(Legal 500 US 2015)

“Morrison & Foerster LLP is noted for its ‘good response times’ and ‘client-oriented service’ on the energy litigation side, providing a seamless service for energy clients facing litigation, arbitration, enforcement actions and regulatory proceedings.”
(Legal 500 US 2014)

“Morrison & Foerster LLP’s energy team…‘performs excellently.’”
(Legal 500 US)

Puerto Rico Airport Privatization Named Deal of the Year by Project Finance Magazine.

"They are making a name for themselves in renewables."
(Chambers USA 2012)

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(Legal 500 US 2012)

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