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Most innovative North American law firms 2015: Enabling clients business (3)

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Award levelHighly commended
Originality8
Rationale8
Impact7
Total innovation score23
CommentRepresented NRG Energy and its subsidiaries in the tax-equity financing of a $2.65bn portfolio of windfarms spread across eight states. Commended: Eli Katz

Most innovative North American law firms 2015: Enabling clients business (2)

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Originality8
Rationale9
Impact7
Total innovation score24
CommentThe firm represented lenders on the financing of the Block Island offshore windfarm, navigating unique construction and regulatory challenges and securing community support to help open the door to greater renewable energy use in the US.

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Originality9
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Total innovation score26
CommentThe firm acted for two syndicates of multiple lenders on Trains 2 and 3 of Freeport LNG's extension to its gas export facility, using a non-recourse financing approach to safeguard their investments from potential financial difficulties in other parts of the project.