Andrea Nicolás represents investment banks and issuers in a variety of public and private finance transactions in the U.S. and internationally. 


Ms. Nicolás' experience includes initial public offerings and other equity offerings as well as high-yield and investment grade debt offers and restructuring transactions such as exchange offers. She also applies her scientific background and her knowledge of corporate law in advising clients in the areas of biotechnology and health care at all stages of corporate development. Ms. Nicolás advises clients in a number of areas, including disclosure issues, corporate governance, compliance with securities laws and general corporate matters. She was named as a Rising Star in IFLR1000 2017, as one of The American Lawyer’s 2015 Dealmakers of the Year for advising NextEra Energy Inc. on its $467 million yieldco initial public offering, and as one of Latinvex’s Top 100 Female Lawyers in Latin America (2016-19).

Significant representations include:

  • Talen Energy Supply, LLC, an energy and power generation company, in multiple private placements of investment-grade debt and related tender offers;
  • Shelf Drilling International Holdings, Ltd., a global provider of shallow water drilling services, in the financing of its $1.05 billion acquisition of an international fleet of offshore drilling rigs from Transocean Ltd.; a debt-for-debt exchange offer; an equity private placement and Norwegian OTC listing; and a private placement of high-yield notes;
  • Hunt Oil Company of Peru in a private placement of its trust-enhanced senior notes;
  • NextEra Energy Partners, LP, a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by NextEra Energy, Inc. to own and operate clean energy projects, in its initial public offering of common units representing limited partner interests;
  • 8point3 Energy Partners LP, a joint venture growth-oriented limited partnership formed by First Solar and SunPower to own, operate and acquire solar energy generation projects, in its initial public offering;
  • BeiGene Ltd., a globally focused biopharma company, in its initial public offering on the Hong Kong Exchange and global offering of its ordinary shares;
  • Patheon N.V., a leading global provider of outsourced pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services, in its initial public offering;
  • Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a specialty pharmaceutical company, in its initial public offering and follow-on offerings;
  • BeyondSpring Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, in its initial public offering;
  • Barclays and Jefferies in the initial public offering of Rewalk Robotics Ltd.;
  • J.P. Morgan and Citigroup in the initial public offering of Prosensa Holding B.V.;
  • SunEdison, Inc. in the restructuring of its outstanding debt and Chapter 11 bankruptcy;
  • Travelport Limited in the out-of-court restructuring of its indirect parent (named as the Out-of-Court Restructuring Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion) for 2013 by The M&A Advisor); and
  • CIT Group Inc. in the restructuring of its outstanding debt, including a debt exchange as part of prepackaged bankruptcy.



  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1998 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
  • Ph.D., Molecular Microbiology, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, 1995
  • B.S., Microbiology, State University of Maryland at College Park, 1989


  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Andrea L. Nicolás