Chirag Dedania, Local Chair of the Finance Department in the New York office, advises clients on energy and infrastructure finance transactions, particularly involving power, LNG, and digital infrastructure.

Chirag, a recognized industry leader by both volume and complexity, guides private equity and private credit clients, corporate sponsors, and commercial and investment banks on:

  • Commercial loans
  • Syndicated loans
  • Direct lending transactions
  • Private placements

Chirag’s recent experience includes advising:

Power and Energy Transition

  • ArcLight Capital Partners on numerous financings, including:
    • The over US$1.2 billion acquisition financing of the Parkway Generation Assets from PSEG
    • The over US$400 million acquisition financing of the Generation Bridge II Assets from PSEG
    • Multiple financings relating to interests in the Sydney Murray Hydro facility in Louisiana
    • Multiple other term loan A, term loan B and private placement financings
  • Avenue Capital / Middle River Power on numerous financings, including:
    • An over US$750 million term loan A financing of over 1.8 GW of thermal power assets in California in connection with a sale to a continuation fund
    • Multiple ongoing battery energy storage system debt and tax equity financings in California
    • An over US$400 million term loan A refinancing of a portfolio of geothermal assets in California
  • Ares on multiple financings, including the over US$450 million direct lending and term loan A refinancing of Cathness’ 1050 MW Freedom Power Plant in Pennsylvania
  • The coordinating lead arrangers and lenders on multiple financings for Calpine’s Geysers geothermal portfolio in California, including:
    • A 2022 financing for more than US$2.1 billion
    • A 2021 financing for more than US$1.75 billion
    • The original 2020 financing transaction, which garnered recognition as IJGlobal’s 2020 North American Renewables (Geothermal) Deal of the Year
  • QIC and the other lenders in the US$450 million Topco Secured Financing of Cypress Creek Renewables


  • Venture Global on multiple assets and financings, including:
    • The term loan A financing of its US$5.7 billion term loan A project financing for Calcasieu Pass LNG
    • The US$21 billion Plaquemines LNG project financing, comprising a US$13.2 billion phase one investment and US$7.8 billion phase two financial investment decision, marking one of the largest project financings to date
    • Multiple bond refinancings for Calcasieu Pass LNG
    • Numerous upsizings and bridge facilities
  • Ares and CDPQ on a US$1 billion term loan financing for Kodiak Gas Services
  • Cheniere on multiple bank and bond financings for Cheniere Energy Partners and Sabine Pass Liquefaction
  • Dominion Energy on the Cove Point liquefaction project’s US$3 billion commercial bank financing
  • Blackstone Energy Partners on its sale of equity in Cheniere Energy Partners to Brookfield and Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, along with multiple 4(a)(2) private placement back-leveragings of upstream equity

Digital Infrastructure

  • Ares and CDPQ on the US$1 billion Tillman Infrastructure first-lien tower portfolio financing
  • Ares on:
    • Multiple data center portfolio financings for EdgeConnex
    • A financing of Vertical Bridge’s tower portfolio

Oil & Gas and Midstream

  • ArcLight Capital Partners on multiple financings, including:
    • The over US$400 million term loan A construction financing of the Delta House floating production system in Louisiana
    • Gulf's term loan B and ABL financing
    • Orion on acquiring more than US$500 million in financing for constructing and converting a 150-million-gallon-per-year renewable diesel refinery in Bakersfield, California, into a biofuels refinery

Other Infrastructure

  • Orion Energy Partners on multiple senior secured financings, including for:
    • A plastics recycling company
    • Caliche Coastal, in connection with constructing helium salt cavern gas storage facilities and associated brine management and pipeline infrastructure in Port Arthur, Texas
    • The Keystone terminal, a bulk dry goods shipping terminal in Jacksonville, Florida
    • Tiger Group, a provider of equipment rental and safety services to the energy industry
    • Highland Pellets, in connection with a wood pellet biomass manufacturing and production facility with an aggregated nameplate capacity of 675,000 metric tons per year, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • Brookfield on refinancing the Keystone terminal
  • IFM on the financing of a wood pellet biomass manufacturing and production facility

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • BS, Georgetown University
  • J.D., Columbia Law School