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Yana Lantsberg

Associate, Corporate Department
T 1(212) 318-6585
F 1(212) 230-5175
Yana Lantsberg is an associate in the Latin America practice and the Global Project Finance and Development practice at Paul Hastings. She is based in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Lantsberg has represented sponsors and lenders in a number of financing and infrastructure development transactions throughout Latin America. Her experience encompasses a wide range of sectors, including power, oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, and renewables.

Experience

  • Project Sponsors in the ongoing development and financing of a 900MW CCGT power plant in Jalisco, Mexico that will sell capacity and energy to Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) under the new generation PPA regime.
  • NADBank, SMBC, Mizuho Bank, Ltd. and NAFIN on the financing of a 155MW wind farm and associated transmission line in the Sierra Juarez Mountains of Baja California, Mexico, which will sell energy cross-border into the U.S.
  • NADBank, Banco Santander, Bancomext, Banobras and NAFIN in the integrated 252MW (total) Ventikas I and II wind farms with a capital cost of US$650 million, located in General Bravo, Nuevo León, Mexico.
  • The lenders in connection with a US$3 billion revolving credit facility and the ongoing bond financing of the US$13 billion new international airport in Mexico City. This project was awarded “Latin American Airports Deal of the Year” by IJGlobal 2015, “Latin Project Finance Deal of the Year” by Latin Lawyer 2015 and “Latin America Infrastructure Deal of the Year” by LatinFinance 2015.
  • Sociedad Concesionaria Operadora Aeroportuaria Internacional S.A. - OPAlN S.A. (the project company) in the US$1.2 billion concession-based expansion of the El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia. Financing was provided by IDB, CDB and CAF. This project was named “Latin America Transport Deal of the Year” by Project Finance Magazine 2013 and “Project Finance Deal of the Year” by IFLR Americas 2013.
  • FMO and CABEI in the financing of the 21.3MW Agua Zarca Hydropower project in Honduras.
  • FMO and DEG as lenders in the US$140 million financing to Nextel del Peru S.A.
  • OPAIN S.A., in US$500 million refinancing of the credit obtained from three international development institutions for the development and expansion, operation and commercial development of the El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, Colombia.
  • The lenders, including KEXIM, IFC and HSBC, in connection with the US$176 million financing of the user fare collection system for the Bogotá rapid transit system in Colombia.
  • The Lenders in connection with a concession-based dual-tranche toll road in Colombia with an estimated capital cost of US$1.2 billion.
  • The lenders in the financing of the 100MW Cerro Dominador PV solar power project in Antofagasta, Chile.
  • The Lenders in the loan buy-out of a 700MW combined cycle power generation station consisting of three natural gas-fired modules, three heat recovery steam generators and three steam turbine generators rated at 230MW in Mexico.
  • The lenders on the development and construction of a 666MW power plant and LNG receiving terminal in Panamá.
  • The lenders in the financing of a liquefied petroleum gas storage unit in a salt cavern located in Shalapa, Ixhuatlan del Sureste, Veracruz, Mexico.
  • The Sponsors on the development and financing of a power plant, FSRU and transmission line in the Dominican Republic.
  • HSBC, Bancolombia and EDC in the structuring and financing of the 512MW (net) greenfield, Fenix gas-fired power plant in Peru.
  • The Lenders in the bridge-to-bond financing of the Alutrint Power 720MW TGU gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Trinidad & Tobago after construction.
  • SMBC on the paused financing of design, development, construction, commissioning and operation of a 260km 2x230 kV transmission line to service the Los Llanos oil fields in Colombia.
  • Odebrecht and Enagas as sponsors in the US$5 billion, 1,000km GSP pipeline project in Peru.
  • A major Peruvian corporation in the stalled US$600 million development and financing of a mine, port and desalination facility in northern Peru.
  • Various Russian mining and oil and gas companies in pre-export financing, including Rosneft and Uralkali.
  • Scotiabank Peru in connection with its issuance of notes and financing of Diversified Payment Rights in 2009.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • Named “Rising Legal Star in Latin America” by LATINVEX 2015

Education

  • Columbia Law School, J.D. Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2008 
  • Princeton University, B.A., cum laude, 2004

Languages

  • Yana speaks Spanish, Russian and English.