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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 developers, contractors, and other parties involved in infrastructure, turn to him for his in-depth understanding of the issues that matter most in the infrastructure and transportation sectors.

With more than 25 years of experience, Jorge can navigate and provide counsel on a myriad of contracts including engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) agreements; operations and maintenance (O&M) agreements; development agreements; and loan 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).

Jorge is widely recognized as one of the leading international lawyers in the area of engineering, procurement, and construction agreements.

Representative Experience

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

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

Represented independent power producers in the development 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 of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in the Americas.

Represented state-owned petrochemical companies in the development 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

2013-2014

Chambers Global, Latin America - Experts Based Abroad, Projects

2012-2014

Chambers Latin America, Leaders in their Field, Projects

2013

American Lawyer Media, Top Rated Lawyer, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources

2012-2013

International Who's Who Legal, Public Procurement

2014

International Who's Who Legal, Business

2012-2016

The Best Lawyers in America, International Trade and Finance Law

2008

Who's Who Legal, Project Finance

2006-2007, 2014

Chambers USA, Construction, 2006-2007, 2014

2006-2013

South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer in South Florida

2009

Top Lawyer in South Florida

Florida Trend's Legal Elite

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