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:

  • 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)

Education

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