Tatiana Monastyrskaya
Tatiana Monastyrskaya represents financial institutions, including investment banks, commercial banks and private equity firms in various types of finance transactions, with an emphasis on project finance.

Bio

Ms. Monastyrskaya represents the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Transportation in connection with energy and infrastructure projects, and private equity sponsors and developers in various tax equity transactions.

Her representations include the following:

  • Alberta Investment Management Corporation as lender in a $250 million term loan “warehouse” facility for an affiliate of D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, L.L.C;
  • Ameresco, Inc. in connection with a sale-leaseback in the C&I solar space;
  • Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, a syndicate of commercial banks, Islamic banks and Servizi Assicurativi del Commercio Estero (SACE) in the $3.6 billion Ras Laffan C financing of the power and water desalination facility in Qatar;
  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. and Union Bank, N.A. as lenders in a financing for Tenaska’s Imperial Solar Energy Center South, a utility-scale photovoltaic solar generating plant in southern California;
  • Blackstone in connection with the acquisition of certain oil and gas-fired power plants;
  • BNP Paribas in connection with a refinancing of Northeast Wind’s portfolio of projects;
  • Brookfield in connection with the financing of certain solar assets;
  • Carlyle in connection with the acquisition of a joint venture interest in Philadelphia Energy Solutions from Sunoco;
  • CF Industries in connection with:
    • the expansion projects in Port Neal, Iowa, and Donaldsonville, Louisiana;
    • the development, construction and financing of its petrochemical project in Peru;
    • drafting and negotiating certain fuel supply agreements; and
    • in connection with a potential combination with OCI N.V.;
  • Citigroup Global Markets, Credit Suisse and HSBC Bank as joint bookrunners in a $2.23 billion senior secured Rule 144A/Regulation S bond offering by Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (3) and guaranteed by Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited (II);
  • the U.S. Department of Energy as guarantor in:
    • a financing of a $1.24 billion utility scale solar project as part of its Loan Guarantee Program; and
    • a financing of a methanol plant with CO2 sequestration technology as part of its Loan Guarantee Program;
  • the U.S. Department of Transportation in connection with the 183-S toll road expansion in Texas;
  • the Export-Import Bank of Korea, Korea Export Insurance Company, Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse in the $4.3 billion Qatar Gas National Company Limited (Nakilat) ship financing;
  • Goldman Sachs:
    • in connection with a bank facility for the Ivanpah solar project;
    • in connection with a number of inverted lease and partnership flip structures for solar facilities; and
    • as a lender in a $150 million term loan “warehouse” facility to DE Shaw Renewables;
  • HSBC Bank plc and 15 international and regional commercial banks in the provision of a $1.1 billion term loan facility and a $500 million revolving loan facility to QAFCO Fertiliser Company to finance the Train 5 ammonia and urea expansion facilities located in Qatar (QAFCO 5);
  • the 26 lead arrangers in providing $4 billion of senior debt facilities to fund the Qatargas 3 LNG project in Qatar, a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum Corporation, ConocoPhillips and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.;
  • Maher Terminals, LLC, a provider of shipping containers, in its acquisition by RREEF Funds L.L.C., the real estate unit of Deutsche Bank AG;
  • Merrill Lynch Commodities in connection with:
    • assignment of certain oil assets from JPMorgan and intermediation services to MLC; and
    • amendments of the supply and offtake agreements with Philadelphia Energy Solutions;
  • Morgan Stanley in a number of transactions, including a high-yield term loan financing of an ethanol plant;
  • Onyx Renewables Partners, LP, in connection with an inverted lease with Credit Suisse and other ongoing transactions;
  • Peru LNG in the project financing of its $3.8 billion LNG export project in Peru;
  • Philadelphia Energy Solutions in connection with:
    • an asset-based revolver and supply and offtake (aka “intermediation”) agreements with JPMorgan and a Term Loan B financing; and
    • construction of certain butane facilities;
  • Santander in connection with a financing for EcoGrove Wind; and
  • Société Générale, Morgan Stanley and a syndicate of commercial bank lenders in connection with a $635.7 million credit facility provided to a subsidiary of EIG Global Energy Partners for the acquisition by EIG from Kinder Morgan, Inc. of a 49 percent interest in Elba Liquefaction Company, L.L.C.

Ms. Monastyrskaya was shortlisted for Up & Coming Energy/Projects Lawyer of the Year at the Chambers USA Women In Law Awards 2012, and has repeatedly been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. She is also an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School where she teaches International Project Finance.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., George Washington University School of Law, 2004 (Order of Coif)
  • Ph.D., City University of Hong Kong, 2001
  • M.A., Moscow State University, 1999 (with highest honors)
  • B.A., Moscow State University, 1997 (with highest honors)

Admissions

  • New York

Languages

  • Russian
  • English

Experience

  • Research Assistant, City University of Hong Kong (1999-2001)

Tatiana Monastyrskaya

Partner, Energy and Infrastructure Projects
tatiana.monastyrskaya@skadden.com