Rita Ghanem

Rita Ghanem

Shearman & Sterling LLP
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Rita Ghanem is an associate in the Project Development & Finance practice. She has varied Latin America project finance experience, advising both lenders and sponsors, leading financial institutions, U.S. government agencies, and multinational corporate clients in connection with project financings, as well as acquisition financings, of energy and renewables projects in Chile, Mexico and other countries in Latin America. Her notable experience in the region includes representation of: the mandated lead arrangers and lenders on the Cóndor and Huemul renewable projects portfolio financings in Chile, owned by Mainstream Renewable Power Limited; the lenders in the financing of the $1.256 billion acquisition by Actis of the InterGen portfolio of energy assets in Mexico; the joint lead arrangers and bookrunners in the $260 million financing provided to Vista Oil & Gas, a Mexican company, for the purchase of certain oil and gas assets in Argentina from Pampa Energía and Pluspetrol Resources; and the lenders on the $1 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility to Braskem America and Braskem Netherlands, as borrowers and Braskem, as guarantor.

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