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Devin Lei

Of Counsel, Corporate Department

Overview

Devin Lei is Of Counsel in the Infrastructure and Energy practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on finance and development, asset acquisitions and workouts related to conventional power, renewable energy, energy transition, transportation, telecommunications, and public infrastructure. Mr. Lei regularly represents sponsors, private equity funds, banks and institution investors, multilateral agencies and the U.S. government in various complex energy and infrastructure transactions, both domestic and international.

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. 2007
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., B.A.S., 2002

Representations

  • Represented the administrative agent and lenders on an approximately $335 million senior-secured facility to finance the acquisition by a real estate fund of a joint venture interest in a portfolio of student housing facilities.
  • Represented MUFG, as administrative agent, and ING Capital, as lender in connection with the acquisition financing of a portfolio of gas-fired power plants by Earthrise Energy from Rockland Capital.
  • Represented the administrative agent and lenders on an approximately $300 million credit facility for the refinancing of a portfolio of geothermal power plants located in California.
  • Represented the administrative agent and lenders on a term loan facility and revolving credit facility for Granite Generation, an affiliate of LS Power, to be used to repay certain existing indebtedness of power projects in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, and Virginia with a combined generating power of approximately 4.8 GW, and for other corporate purposes.
  • Represented ENGIE on its joint venture with Tokyo Gas to own, develop and operate four solar parks and two wind farms in Mexico with a combined capacity of 721 MW. The projects were awarded to ENGIE in the Second and Third Long-Term Electricity Auction held by CENACE in Mexico.
  • Represented Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on the $6.1 billion acquisition of Pattern Energy Group, which owns 28 renewable-energy projects, including wind and solar, totaling 4.4 gigawatts across the U.S., Canada and Japan.
  • Represented Leeward Renewable Energy on various corporate-credit facilities in connection with the refinancing and repowering of various wind farms.
  • Represented OMERS Infrastructure and Leeward Renewable Energy on the acquisition of a utility-scale solar development platform from First Solar, which includes a development platform of 773MWs of projects.

Practice Areas

Corporate
Data Centers
Energy
Global Finance
Latin America
Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Languages

English

Admissions

New York Bar

Education

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. 2007
University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 2002

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