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Kelly Malone specializes in the development, financing, construction and acquisition of large-scale power and infrastructure projects.  He serves as a Partner working out of the New York and Singapore offices and co-heads the firm's Global Power Team.

Credentials

J.D., Temple University, with honors

M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

New York

International Hydropower Association (IHA)

Projects & Energy


CHAMBERS GLOBAL, 2015–2017

Energy & Natural Resources: International


CHAMBERS GLOBAL, 2015–2017

Projects & Energy—Singapore


CHAMBERS ASIA-PACIFIC, 2015–2018

Energy & Natural Resources: Power—Singapore


CHAMBERS ASIA-PACIFIC, 2015–2018

Energy & Infrastructure, Project Development, Banking & Project Finance


IFLR 1000, 2016–2018

World's Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers


EUROMONEY INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR

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Projects & Energy


CHAMBERS GLOBAL, 2015–2017

Energy & Natural Resources: International


CHAMBERS GLOBAL, 2015–2017

Projects & Energy—Singapore


CHAMBERS ASIA-PACIFIC, 2015–2018

Energy & Natural Resources: Power—Singapore


CHAMBERS ASIA-PACIFIC, 2015–2018

Energy & Infrastructure, Project Development, Banking & Project Finance


IFLR 1000, 2016–2018

World's Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers


EUROMONEY INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR

Matters

Electricity Sector Restructuring

Lead International counsel to Sarawak Energy Berhad, a State-owned power utility of Malaysia, during all aspects of (i) the unbundling of a vertically-integrated business into separate businesses dedicated to power generation, transmission and distribution, (ii) restructuring / corporatization of a 7,390 MW portfolio of 15 hydropower / coal / gas power generation projects (both existing and under development), including preparation of all PPAs and other project agreements, (iii) negotiation of PPAs with 36 potential customers for the supply of 2000 MW of capacity, and (iv) implementation of a power exchange between the State of Sarawak and Indonesia;

Lead international counsel to the Government of the Philippines and their investment bank co-advisors, Credit Suisse and Rothschild, during the landmark restructuring and US$ 10 billion Philippine Power Sector Privatization, which included (i) the formation of a wholesale electricity spot market, (ii) the privatization by concession of the nationwide electric power transmission system, (ii) divestment of 41 State-owned power generation facilities with an aggregate capacity of 5000 MW, (iii) the restructuring / renegotiation of the country’s IPP Program, and (iv) the restructuring of approximately US$ 5.5 billion of sovereign guarantee-backed, power sector loans.

Power Project Development & Finance 

Lead International Project Counsel on the following matters:

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Electricity Sector Restructuring

Lead International counsel to Sarawak Energy Berhad, a State-owned power utility of Malaysia, during all aspects of (i) the unbundling of a vertically-integrated business into separate businesses dedicated to power generation, transmission and distribution, (ii) restructuring / corporatization of a 7,390 MW portfolio of 15 hydropower / coal / gas power generation projects (both existing and under development), including preparation of all PPAs and other project agreements, (iii) negotiation of PPAs with 36 potential customers for the supply of 2000 MW of capacity, and (iv) implementation of a power exchange between the State of Sarawak and Indonesia;

Lead international counsel to the Government of the Philippines and their investment bank co-advisors, Credit Suisse and Rothschild, during the landmark restructuring and US$ 10 billion Philippine Power Sector Privatization, which included (i) the formation of a wholesale electricity spot market, (ii) the privatization by concession of the nationwide electric power transmission system, (ii) divestment of 41 State-owned power generation facilities with an aggregate capacity of 5000 MW, (iii) the restructuring / renegotiation of the country’s IPP Program, and (iv) the restructuring of approximately US$ 5.5 billion of sovereign guarantee-backed, power sector loans.

Power Project Development & Finance 

Lead International Project Counsel on the following matters:

The development of the US$ 20 Billion 4800 MW Akkuyu Nuclear Power Project, located in Turkey, including advising on all matters relating to the Intergovernmental Agreement between Russia and Turkey and Power Purchase Agreement for the project;

The development, construction and USD 250,000,000, IFC/EBRD/ADB-backed, debt financing  of Phase 1 of the 400 MW Adjaristsqali Cascade Hydropower Project in Georgia (former Soviet Republic).

The development, construction and USD 700,000,000, IFC/EBRD-backed, debt financing  of Phase 1 of the 433 MW Namakhvani Hydropower Project in Georgia (on-going).

The development and USD 1,250,000, JBIC/US Ex-Im-backed, debt financing of the 1200 MW Ilijan Gas-Fired Power Projectin the Philippines (awarded “Asia Pacific Power Deal of the Year” by Project Finance International and “Asia Project of the Year” by Privatization International);

The development, construction and USD 800,000,000 US Ex-Im-backed, take-out financing of the 850 MW Coal-Fired Quezon Power Project in the Philippines (awarded “Asia Pacific Power Deal of the Year” by Project Finance International);

The development, construction and financing of the 1000 MW Chanua Gas-to-Power Project in Bangladesh, sponsored by Blackstone (on-going);

The development, construction and financing of the 700 MW Middle Yeywa Hydropower Project, located in Myanmar and sponsored by SN Power (on-going);

The development, construction and USD 360,000,000, IFC-backed debt financing of the 170 MW Ambuklao and Binga Hydropower Projects in the Philippines;

The development, construction and USD 380,000,000, IFC-backed, debt financing of the 360 MW Magat Hydropower Projectin the Philippines (awarded “Asia Pacific Power Deal of the Year” by Project Finance International);

The development, construction and USD 250,000,000, IFC-backed, debt financing of the 168 MW Cheves Hydropower Project in Peru;

The development, construction and USD 61,000,000, IFC-backed, debt financing of the 46 MW Totoral Wind Power Project, located in the Chaopa Province of Chile; and

The development, construction and USD 155,000,000, FMO-backed, debt financing of the 58 MW Bajo Frio Hydropower Project in Panama;

Solar Power Projects

Bangladesh – Lead international counsel advising Scatec Solar during negotiation and drafting of a PPA and Concession Agreement in connection with potential large-scale solar power project.

Ghana– Lead international counsel advising Scatec Solar on negotiation and drafting of a PPA in connection with a 20 MW solar power project.

Honduras – Lead international counsel advising NORFUND in connection with its acquisition of an equity interest in the 60 MW Agua Fria solar power project.

Malaysia – Lead international counsel to Scatec Solar during negotiation of PPA arrangements for a 200 MW portfolio of solar power projects.

Mexico – Lead international counsel to Scatec Solar during potential bid for solar power projects in Mexico.

Mongolia – Lead international counsel advising Scatec Solar during negotiation of a PPA in connection with potential large-scale solar power project.

Mozambique – Lead international counsel to Scatec Solar on negotiation of project documentation and bankability review in connection with the potential acquisition of a 30 MW solar power project.

Namibia – Lead international counsel to Scatec Solar in connection with (i) the negotiation of project documents in connection with the development of a 30 MW portfolio of solar power projects, and (ii) the potential acquisition of an equity interest in a 20 MW portfolio of solar power projects.

Insights

Article · Source: Project Finance International Magazine

November 17, 2017
Adjusting to a New Market in Asia Pacific

Energy Law Exchange

June 8, 2017
Added Risks of Export Projects

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Matters

Electricity Sector Restructuring

Lead International counsel to Sarawak Energy Berhad, a State-owned power utility of Malaysia, during all aspects of (i) the unbundling of a vertically-integrated business into separate businesses dedicated to power generation, transmission and distribution, (ii) restructuring / corporatization of a 7,390 MW portfolio of 15 hydropower / coal / gas power generation projects (both existing and under development), including preparation of all PPAs and other project agreements, (iii) negotiation of PPAs with 36 potential customers for the supply of 2000 MW of capacity, and (iv) implementation of a power exchange between the State of Sarawak and Indonesia;

Lead international counsel to the Government of the Philippines and their investment bank co-advisors, Credit Suisse and Rothschild, during the landmark restructuring and US$ 10 billion Philippine Power Sector Privatization, which included (i) the formation of a wholesale electricity spot market, (ii) the privatization by concession of the nationwide electric power transmission system, (ii) divestment of 41 State-owned power generation facilities with an aggregate capacity of 5000 MW, (iii) the restructuring / renegotiation of the country’s IPP Program, and (iv) the restructuring of approximately US$ 5.5 billion of sovereign guarantee-backed, power sector loans.

Power Project Development & Finance 

Lead International Project Counsel on the following matters:

See more
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Matters

Electricity Sector Restructuring

Lead International counsel to Sarawak Energy Berhad, a State-owned power utility of Malaysia, during all aspects of (i) the unbundling of a vertically-integrated business into separate businesses dedicated to power generation, transmission and distribution, (ii) restructuring / corporatization of a 7,390 MW portfolio of 15 hydropower / coal / gas power generation projects (both existing and under development), including preparation of all PPAs and other project agreements, (iii) negotiation of PPAs with 36 potential customers for the supply of 2000 MW of capacity, and (iv) implementation of a power exchange between the State of Sarawak and Indonesia;

Lead international counsel to the Government of the Philippines and their investment bank co-advisors, Credit Suisse and Rothschild, during the landmark restructuring and US$ 10 billion Philippine Power Sector Privatization, which included (i) the formation of a wholesale electricity spot market, (ii) the privatization by concession of the nationwide electric power transmission system, (ii) divestment of 41 State-owned power generation facilities with an aggregate capacity of 5000 MW, (iii) the restructuring / renegotiation of the country’s IPP Program, and (iv) the restructuring of approximately US$ 5.5 billion of sovereign guarantee-backed, power sector loans.

Power Project Development & Finance 

Lead International Project Counsel on the following matters:

The development of the US$ 20 Billion 4800 MW Akkuyu Nuclear Power Project, located in Turkey, including advising on all matters relating to the Intergovernmental Agreement between Russia and Turkey and Power Purchase Agreement for the project;

The development, construction and USD 250,000,000, IFC/EBRD/ADB-backed, debt financing  of Phase 1 of the 400 MW Adjaristsqali Cascade Hydropower Project in Georgia (former Soviet Republic).

The development, construction and USD 700,000,000, IFC/EBRD-backed, debt financing  of Phase 1 of the 433 MW Namakhvani Hydropower Project in Georgia (on-going).

The development and USD 1,250,000, JBIC/US Ex-Im-backed, debt financing of the 1200 MW Ilijan Gas-Fired Power Projectin the Philippines (awarded “Asia Pacific Power Deal of the Year” by Project Finance International and “Asia Project of the Year” by Privatization International);

The development, construction and USD 800,000,000 US Ex-Im-backed, take-out financing of the 850 MW Coal-Fired Quezon Power Project in the Philippines (awarded “Asia Pacific Power Deal of the Year” by Project Finance International);

The development, construction and financing of the 1000 MW Chanua Gas-to-Power Project in Bangladesh, sponsored by Blackstone (on-going);

The development, construction and financing of the 700 MW Middle Yeywa Hydropower Project, located in Myanmar and sponsored by SN Power (on-going);

The development, construction and USD 360,000,000, IFC-backed debt financing of the 170 MW Ambuklao and Binga Hydropower Projects in the Philippines;

The development, construction and USD 380,000,000, IFC-backed, debt financing of the 360 MW Magat Hydropower Projectin the Philippines (awarded “Asia Pacific Power Deal of the Year” by Project Finance International);

The development, construction and USD 250,000,000, IFC-backed, debt financing of the 168 MW Cheves Hydropower Project in Peru;

The development, construction and USD 61,000,000, IFC-backed, debt financing of the 46 MW Totoral Wind Power Project, located in the Chaopa Province of Chile; and

The development, construction and USD 155,000,000, FMO-backed, debt financing of the 58 MW Bajo Frio Hydropower Project in Panama;

Solar Power Projects

Bangladesh – Lead international counsel advising Scatec Solar during negotiation and drafting of a PPA and Concession Agreement in connection with potential large-scale solar power project.

Ghana– Lead international counsel advising Scatec Solar on negotiation and drafting of a PPA in connection with a 20 MW solar power project.

Honduras – Lead international counsel advising NORFUND in connection with its acquisition of an equity interest in the 60 MW Agua Fria solar power project.

Malaysia – Lead international counsel to Scatec Solar during negotiation of PPA arrangements for a 200 MW portfolio of solar power projects.

Mexico – Lead international counsel to Scatec Solar during potential bid for solar power projects in Mexico.

Mongolia – Lead international counsel advising Scatec Solar during negotiation of a PPA in connection with potential large-scale solar power project.

Mozambique – Lead international counsel to Scatec Solar on negotiation of project documentation and bankability review in connection with the potential acquisition of a 30 MW solar power project.

Namibia – Lead international counsel to Scatec Solar in connection with (i) the negotiation of project documents in connection with the development of a 30 MW portfolio of solar power projects, and (ii) the potential acquisition of an equity interest in a 20 MW portfolio of solar power projects.

Insights

Article · Source: Project Finance International Magazine

November 17, 2017
Adjusting to a New Market in Asia Pacific

Energy Law Exchange

June 8, 2017
Added Risks of Export Projects

View all

Credentials

J.D., Temple University, with honors

M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

New York

International Hydropower Association (IHA)

Projects & Energy


CHAMBERS GLOBAL, 2015–2017

Energy & Natural Resources: International


CHAMBERS GLOBAL, 2015–2017

Projects & Energy—Singapore


CHAMBERS ASIA-PACIFIC, 2015–2018

Energy & Natural Resources: Power—Singapore


CHAMBERS ASIA-PACIFIC, 2015–2018

Energy & Infrastructure, Project Development, Banking & Project Finance


IFLR 1000, 2016–2018

World's Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers


EUROMONEY INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR

Icon close

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Recognition

Projects & Energy


CHAMBERS GLOBAL, 2015–2017

Energy & Natural Resources: International


CHAMBERS GLOBAL, 2015–2017

Projects & Energy—Singapore


CHAMBERS ASIA-PACIFIC, 2015–2018

Energy & Natural Resources: Power—Singapore


CHAMBERS ASIA-PACIFIC, 2015–2018

Energy & Infrastructure, Project Development, Banking & Project Finance


IFLR 1000, 2016–2018

World's Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers


EUROMONEY INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR