Partner Profile

Lori Ann Bean

Clifford Chance LLP

USA

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Biography

Lori is a finance partner in global financial markets practice. She specializes in the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects worldwide, and regularly advises multilaterals, DFIs and other agencies on complex co-financings of power and infrastructure projects. She has structured, drafted and negotiated all aspects of the financing for projects across Latin America and Africa.

Lori's experience includes advising IDB and IIC on the financing of the Campo Palomas wind project in Uruguay, and the subsequent B Bond refinancing; the US Ex-Im, Proparco, DEG, FMO and Natixis on the financing of pair of wind farms in Peru; and DFC on a DFC-guaranteed bond for sustainable public infrastructure in Rio de Janeiro;  CA-CIB, Kfw, Société Générale, Santander, Bancomext and SMBC in connection with a US$200 million bridge loan to the Norte III power project in Mexico, and its subsequent restructuring associated with the bankruptcy of Abengoa; IDB Group as guarantor of locally issued, local currency-denominated bonds issued for the financing of the design, construction, commissioning and operation of a cluster of 12 wind farms with an aggregate generating capacity of up to 207MW, as well as a 20.8-kilometre transmission line and other interconnection facilities to be developed in the region of Santa Vitória do Palmar in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

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