Described as "tactical, pragmatic and good to work with" and "exceptional from the standpoint of subject matter expertise and ability to work on a broad range of matters."
Chambers USA 2018

Jonathan R. Rod

New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA

Jonathan Rod is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins, where he is a member of the Finance Department and Co-Chair of the Project Development & Finance Practice. He formerly served as Global Co-Chair of the Power Industry Group.

Mr. Rod handles a wide variety of securities and finance matters with a principal focus on the energy, oil, gas, and infrastructure sectors. He has extensive experience in securities work, including innovative project bond financings in US capital markets.

Mr. Rod is ranked band 1 by Chambers Global  and Chambers USA for US Projects and recognized as one of the leading attorneys in the US in the project finance area. He is named a Leading Lawyer for Project Finance, Energy Transactions, and Energy by The Legal 500 US 2015-2018, and recognized in Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Project Finance Lawyers and Thought Leaders 2017. Mr. Rod is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2012, 2013, and 2014 as a recommended attorney in project finance law.

Mr. Rod's power project experience includes representation of:

  • The sponsors in the construction financing of an 800MW gas fired electric generation facility in California
  • The sponsors in the construction financing of a transmission line in Texas

  • The initial purchasers in the Rule 144A/Regulation S construction bond financing of a 550 MW solar project in California

  • The initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A/Regulation S refinancing of a 1500 MW cogeneration facility in Michigan

  • The initial purchasers in connection with the Rule 144A/Regulation S financing of a portfolio of wind electric generation projects in the United States

  • The joint lead arrangers in connection with the financing of a portfolio of wind electric generation projects in the United States, Canada, and Europe

  • The joint lead arrangers in the refinancing of the coal and gas fired generation assets of a large independent power producer

Mr. Rod's selected oil and gas financing experience includes representation of:

  • The lenders and initial purchasers in various financings and refinancings for a large US regasification facility
  • The lenders in the refinancing of an oil terminal in the United Kingdom

  • The lenders in connection with the construction financing of a diluent pipeline from Illinois to Alberta, Canada

  • The institutional investors in the project financing of a natural gas pipeline in New York State

Mr. Rod also regularly represents underwriters in debt and equity offerings for companies engaged in the mid-stream oil and gas and electric utility industries.

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