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Edith F. Webster

Partner
New York

Edith F. Webster

Edith Webster's practice focuses on the project financing of energy and infrastructure projects, including wind, solar, biomass, and other renewable energy projects, fossil fuel-fired, cogeneration, and independent power projects, as well as transportation projects.

In addition, Edith works extensively on acquisitions, divestitures, and private equity investments in the energy and infrastructure sectors and on public-private partnerships in various types of infrastructure. Her clients include sponsors, energy companies, private developers, equity investors, lenders, and offtakers engaged in all phases of the development, financing, and acquisition of energy and infrastructure projects. These projects often involve complex structures, multilateral or export credit agency participation, and political risk or other sophisticated insurance products.

Edith's activities include the structuring of projects, the negotiation of project agreements and loan documentation, and the preparation of offering documentation and purchase and sale agreements. She has also represented sponsors and developers, underwriters, and financial guarantee providers in connection with the tax-exempt and taxable revenue bond financings of a wide range of projects.

Representative experience

Represent consortium of private equity fund, asset manager, and insurance fund in Term Loan B acquisition financing of a portfolio of 13 electric generating facilities in the U.S. and abroad.

Represent privately held energy and infrastructure developer and investor in connection with bank financing of portfolio of peaker electric generating facilities in Chile and Peru.

Represent sponsor in connection with OPIC/FMO/CABEI loan to finance construction of 100MW wind project in Latin America.

Provide counsel to 50% sponsor/owner on bank and capital markets financing of US$3bn 550-MW Desert Sunlight PV solar power project in Calif.

Provide counsel to Exelon/Constellation New Energy in connection with syndicated bank financing of commercial fuel-cell portfolio.

Acted as counsel to German institutional investor in upstream equity owner of a wind energy project in Texas.

Provide counsel to NextEra Energy in bank facility and 144A offering to finance construction of US$2bn 250-MW Genesis solar power project in Calif.

Provide counsel to Edison Mission Energy in connection with US$250m syndicated wind portfolio financing.

Provide counsel to sponsor/seller of US$1bn divestiture of a portfolio of four gas-fired generating facilities.

Provide counsel to NextEra Energy Resources on many wind project portfolio "bank club" project financings of wind and solar assets throughout the U.S.

Counsel to Edison Mission Energy on the acquisition of several early-stage development wind projects, and all aspects of project development/financing.

Lender's counsel on US$300m construction financing by a Duke Energy-Williams JV of a merchant natural gas pipeline spanning the Gulf of Mexico.

Counsel to Peabody Energy on development and sale of majority stake in US$5bn 1,600 MW mine-mouth coal-fired power generation facility in Ill.

Counsel to Spanish wind developer on its joint venture and long-term master turbine supply arrangements with American wind turbine manufacturer.

Counsel to sponsor in connection with bank financing of two large merchant Texas wind energy projects and related synthetic PPA/hedging arrangements.

Counsel to Fibrowatt Ltd. in development and senior and subordinate notes offering to finance a first-of-its-kind 50-MW biomass-fueled power plant.

Counsel to sponsor on 144A financing senior and mezzanine bond financing of 500-MW portfolio of nine wind energy projects in the U.S.

Counsel to sponsor a first-of-its-kind 144A offering of a 700-MW portfolio of wind projects, named North American Project Finance Deal of the Year.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., with honors, University of Maryland School of Law
  • B.A., University of Virginia

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

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