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Jorge Diaz-Silveira

Partner
Miami

Jorge Diaz-Silveira

As Global Co-Head of the firm's Infrastructure and Transportation Industry Group, Jorge Diaz-Silveira knows how to get your most important projects online. Clients, including sponsors, developers, contractors, and other parties involved in infrastructure, tum to him for his in­-depth understanding of the issues that matter most in the infrastructure and transportation sectors.

With more than 28 years of experience, Jorge has worked on all aspects of projects, including acquiring and selling companies and developing and financing infrastructure projects. Jorge can navigate and provide counsel on a myriad of contracts including loan agreements; stock and asset purchase agreements; engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) agreements; operations and maintenance (O&M) agreements; joint venture agreements and development agreements. He also helps clients with technical services agreements, license agreements, procurement contracts, and design/build agreements.

Jorge has worked with clients domestically and internationally on infrastructure projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors, ranging from photovoltaic projects in the United States to representing sponsor parties in hydroelectric projects in Latin America, as well as representing sponsors in metro projects and oil and gas and petrochemical refineries. Jorge has represented both public and private entities, and this experience allows him to structure some of the most important projects in the United States and emerging markets involving state-owned entities and public-private partnerships (PPP).

Representative Experience

Representing FMO in a project financing in the Dominican Republic.

Represented a multilateral investment fund in the acquisition of an oil and gas business in Latin America.

Represented sponsors in development and financing of a petrochemical plant involving Asian and multilateral lenders.

Represented several developers in the development, construction, and financing of utility scale generating facilities in the Western United States.

Representing the energy division of Latin America conglomerate in the purchase of wind and solar facilities, a transaction with an enterprise value over US$1bn.

Represented a power producer in the auction and sale of its interest in two utility scale gas-fired, electric plants with an aggregate purchase price of US$1.55bn.

Represented an independent power producer in the development and financing of a 720MW gas-fired combined cycle facility.

Represented independent power producers in the development and financing of four hydro-electric facilities in Central America and another in South America.

Represented state-owned entities in the development, construction, and financing of several large-scale metro projects.

Represented the developer in the development, construction, and financing of a biomass fired energy generating facility.

Represented a state-owned company in the development, construction, and financing of a 1,500MW hydroelectric generating facility in South America.

Represented public utilities in the development and construction of simple-cycle and combined-cycle generating facilities in the United States.

Represented developers in the construction and financing of several photovoltaic generating facilities in Central and South America.

Represented developers in development and construction and financing of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in the Americas.

Represented state-owned petrochemical companies in the development and financing of nitrogen fertilizer production plants, an alumina plant, and an olefins complex.

Represented a public utility in negotiating contracts for the procurement and installation of major equipment at a nuclear facility in Southern California.

Represented several state-owned companies in projects involving the development, construction, and financing of infrastructure projects.

Representing a state-owned oil company in the development of an oil refinery with a capacity of 300,000 barrels per day.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1988
  • A.B., Duke University, 1985

Memberships

  • Chair, Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee
  • Member, Construction Law Committee, Florida Bar
  • Member, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

2013-2016

Latin America - Experts Based Abroad, Projects

Chambers Global

2012-2016

Leaders in their Field, Projects

Chambers Latin America

2006-2007, 2014-2016

Construction

Chambers USA

2014-2016

Business

International Who's Who Legal

2012-2016

Public Procurement

International Who's Who Legal

2006-2016

Top Lawyer in South Florida

South Florida Legal Guide

2012-2016

International Trade and Finance Law

The Best Lawyers in America

2013

Top Rated Lawyer, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources

American Lawyer Media

2009

Top Lawyer in South Florida

Florida Trend's Legal Elite

2008

Project Finance

Who's Who Legal

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