Aryan Moniri advises clients in developing, financing, acquiring and selling energy and infrastructure projects, both in the U.S. and internationally. He regularly represents industry leaders in some of the most innovative transactions in the sector.

Bio

Financing

Mr. Moniri has represented borrowers and lenders in financing transactions of all types, including project financings, acquisition financings and corporate financings. Significant recent representations include:

  • TerraForm Power in connection with:
    • the $475 million acquisition financing for an approximately 320 MW portfolio of distributed generation, residential and fuel cell assets acquired from AltaGas;
    • a $131 million private placement relating to a portfolio of wind projects;
    • a $113 million commercial bank financing of distributed generation solar projects;
    • a $78.8 million private placement relating to a 51 MW portfolio of utility-scale and distributed generation solar projects;
    • an $84 million private placement relating to a portfolio of utility-scale solar projects;
    • a $171 million private placement by the owner of a wind project; and
    • its corporate credit facilities and various other project financings;
  • Goldman Sachs Renewable Power in connection with a $500 million private placement;
  • Brookfield Asset Management in connection with acquisition financing for the Los Ramones pipeline system in Mexico and a separate private placement relating to the northern portion of the pipeline;
  • Pattern Energy in connection with:
    • the construction and tax equity financing of the 220 MW Grady wind farm;
    • construction, tax equity and back leverage financings totaling over $1 billion for its two Broadview wind farms and the Western Interconnect transmission line;
    • its investment in the 298 MW El Cabo wind farm; and
    • the $205 million financing of the 122 MW Conejo solar project in Chile;
  • SunEdison and its subsidiaries in connection with more than $4 billion in secured corporate credit facilities, project financings and warehouse facilities, including project financings in Chile, Honduras, India, Israel, Jordan and South Africa;
  • Talen Energy in connection with:
    • its secured corporate credit facilities;
    • the $450 million project financing of its Lower Mount Bethel and Martins Creek power plants in PJM; and
    • the restructuring of its 2,532 MW Mach Gen portfolio;
  • First Solar in connection with the $290 million financing of the 141 MW Luz del Norte solar project in Chile;
  • Peru LNG S.R.L. in the financing of its $3.8 billion LNG export project in Peru; and
  • lenders in numerous acquisition and project financing transactions.

M&A

Mr. Moniri has extensive experience representing both buyers and sellers in connection with investments in energy and infrastructure assets. Significant recent representations include:

  • the seller of an interest in a 900 MW portfolio of wind projects;
  • Brookfield Asset Management in connection with various investments in the energy sector, including Brookfield Infrastructure Partners’ acquisition of co-controlling interests in two natural gas pipelines in Mexico from affiliates of BlackRock, Inc.;
  • the seller of a portfolio of solar energy projects in Texas;
  • SunEdison in connection with the sale, through bankruptcy, of nearly all of its assets; and
  • Samchully Asset Management Co. Ltd. in the acquisition of a 34% interest in the Neptune Gas Processing Plant in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana.

Mr. Moniri has been named in The Legal 500 U.S.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2008
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2004

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Associations

  • American Bar Association

Aryan Moniri

Partner, Energy and Infrastructure Projects
aryan.moniri@skadden.com