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 facility for an affiliate of D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, L.L.C to fund existing projects and to acquire new projects;
  • Ameresco, Inc., in connection with a sale-leaseback transaction 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. (collectively, MUFG) as lead members of a lending group in a debt financing for Tenaska’s Imperial Solar Energy Center South, a utility-scale photovoltaic solar generating plant in southern California;
  • BNP Paribas in connection with a refinancing of Northeast Wind’s portfolio of projects;
  • CF Industries Holdings, Inc. in connection with two large expansion projects in Port Neal, Iowa and Donaldsonville, Louisiana; and in connection with an $8 billion combination with OCI N.V.;
  • the U.S. Department of Energy as guarantor in a financing of a $1.24 billion utility scale solar project in connection with 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:

    • and other lead arrangers 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 facility to DE Shaw Renewables in connection with its yieldco transaction;
  • Morgan Stanley in a number of transactions, including a high-yield term loan financing of an ethanol plant;
  • Merrill Lynch Commodities in connection with assignment of certain oil assets from JPMorgan and intermediation services to Philadelphia Energy Solutions;
  • Onyx Renewables Partners, LP, in connection with an inverted lease with Credit Suisse and other ongoing transactions;
  • Philadelphia Energy Solutions in connection with an asset-based revolver and supply and offtake (aka “intermediation”) agreements with JPMorgan and in a Term Loan B financing;
  • Santander in connection with a financing for EcoGrove Wind; and
  • Société Générale and 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 (EIG) for the acquisition by EIG from Kinder Morgan, Inc. of a 49 percent interest in Elba Liquefaction Company, L.L.C.
  • Ms. Monastyrskaya has 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