Thomas P. Hechl

Thomas P. Hechl

Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 5616

Fax +1 202 637 5910

LanguagesEnglish, German, French

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

"Thomas is an expert in the development bank space. His value is his creative ability in structuring debt and equity deals with a mix of development banks and private capital."

Client quoted in Chambers USA

Since serving as counsel at International Finance Corporation earlier in his career, Thomas Hechl has developed a passion for development projects, thriving on finding creative and practical solutions to difficult issues. Many of his transactions include innovative and tailored structures.

Thomas leads teams on complex emerging markets project finance, private equity, direct lending, and restructuring transactions, many involving development lenders. He has 25 years of experience in renewable energy, transport, water, oil and gas, and health care projects all around the world – Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe – including many that received deal awards.

Awards and recognitions


Projects: Agency Financing (Nationwide), Band 1
Chambers USA


Finance: Project Finance
Legal 500 US


Energy: Renewable/Alternative
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions


Master of Comparative Law, University of San Diego, 1985

J.D., University of Vienna, 1984

Master of Law, University of Vienna, 1983

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

California (inactive)

Related knowledge

Africa Insights

Representative experience

Representing IFC, FMO, DEG, and HSBC on a large hydro-project financing in Armenia, the first-ever international project financing in the Armenian power sector.

Representing FMO with respect to a renewable energy project financing in Senegal.

Representing FMO with respect to General Energy Solutions' US$38m financing of the Monte Plata Solar plant in the Dominican Republic.

Representing IFC on a term loan financing for a Brazilian retailer secured by credit card receivables.

Representing IFC on the debt financing of a major toll road project in Colombia.

Representing IFC with respect to its investment in a high-profile broadband joint venture in Mexico.

Represented IFC with respect to its complex investment in a telecom joint venture in Peru.

Represented IFC with respect to a complex equity investment in a Mexican healthcare conglomerate.

Representing FMO with respect to a term loan financing of an agricultural enterprise in Paraguay.

Representing FMO with respect to a term loan facility to a financial institution in Paraguay.

Represented FMO with respect to a bank financing in Peru.

Represented FMO with respect to a bank financing in Honduras.

Represented FMO with respect to a bank financing in Costa Rica.

Represented a consortium of junior lenders on the complex restructuring of Bulgarian Telecom.

Representing IFC and other DFIs on the financing of a large gas-fired power project in Armenia.

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