Daniel Chen represents sponsors, borrowers, and lenders (including development finance institutions and commercial banks) in connection with project finance transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Chen trained and qualified at an international law firm in London where he was a member of the energy, infrastructure, and natural resources team and gained experience in the firm's London and Beijing offices.

Mr. Chen's experience includes advising:

  • Norsk Hydro ASA on its agreement with Glencore, who will acquire 30 percent of Brazilian alumina refinery Hydro Alunorte, the world's largest alumina refinery, and Norsk Hydro ASA’s 5 percent ownership in the Brazilian bauxite producer Mineracão Rio do Norte
  • Export credit agencies and commercial lenders in relation to the ongoing US$1.615 billion financing of the FPSO Alexandre de Gusmão to be deployed in the Mero field offshore Brazil
  • Export credit agencies and commercial lenders in relation to the US$1.63 billion financing of the FPSO Almirante Tamandaré to be deployed in the Búzios field offshore Brazil
  • Trafigura Group PTE. LTD. and Trafigura PTE. LTD. as obligors in relation to a US$375 million and €125 million dual tranche facility provided by certain commercial banks and partially guaranteed by SACE as part of SACE’s PUSH Strategy aimed at increasing the procurement of goods and services from Italy
  • RWE with respect to commercial contracts regarding the FSRU and LNG import terminal at Brunsbüttel, Germany
  • Export credit agencies and commercial lenders on the US$114 million project financing for the construction of ACWA Power’s 200-MW Kom Ombo Solar Power Plant, the largest private solar plant in Egypt
  • EnQuest plc, an upstream oil and gas company focused on North Sea and Malaysian production, in connection with its US$305 million senior notes offering
  • Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Électricité de France (EDF), and Kyushu Electric Power on the development and financing of the US$3.6 billion Lightning offshore transmission line project in Abu Dhabi*
  • The lenders, including European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), on the US$850 million project financing for the development, construction, and operation of a 1500-MW CCGT power plant in the Sirdarya region, Uzbekistan*
  • The underwriters on the bond refinancing relating to a US$870 million project financing for the development, construction, and operation of a solar power plant located in Abu Dhabi*
  • The lenders on the US$450 million project financing for the development, construction, and operation of the Jubail 3B independent water producer project, which will be located south of Jubail City, Saudi Arabia*
  • Japan Renewable Energy Corporation (JRE) on its joint venture with wpd AG Group on the co- development of the Saikai Enoshima offshore wind project in Nagasaki prefecture, Japan*
  • AMP Capital and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) on the financing of up to €775 million in secured notes issued by affiliates of Phoenix Tower International, a leading wireless communications infrastructure provider that owns and operates over 12,500 towers, 986 km of fiber and markets over 80,000 other wireless infrastructure and related sites located in 16 countries*
  • The Ministry of Finance of Angola on an Angola Covid-19 Health Resilience loan to be provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB)*
  • A US-based full-service hydrogen supplier on two proposed biomethane gas-to-green hydrogen gas projects in the UK*
  • Zephyr Power on project document work relating to its 50-MW wind farm in Gharo, Pakistan*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Legal Practice Course (Accelerated), BPP Law School, London, 2019
  • LLB in Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2017