Paul Hunt draws on nearly three decades of experience to advise clients on all phases of development, financing, and sale/acquisition of domestic and international energy and infrastructure projects.
Mr. Hunt regularly advises:
- Private developers and sponsors
- Commercial banks and other financial institutions
- Energy companies
- Private equity funds
- Offtakers, governments, and their national utilities
He helps clients structure deals, navigate negotiations, and close development, financing, and M&A transactions for all types of energy and infrastructure projects, including:
- Renewable energy (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, etc.)
- Conventional power
- Petrochemicals and refineries
- Gas pipelines
- Carbon capture and sequestration, IGCC, and gasification
- Energy storage
Mr. Hunt draws on experience with hundreds of projects in dozens of countries, including six Project Finance deals of the year, and innovative projects such as the world’s first blue bond for the World Bank.
He also advises clients on governmental stimulus measures in the energy sector, including those advanced through the United States Department of Energy.
Mr. Hunt regularly appears highly ranked in Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and The Legal 500 US. Clients praise his skillful execution and calm manner, saying, “He brings experience from other deals to help guide our actions on difficult issues.”
Mr. Hunt’s experience includes representing:
- Inter-American Development Bank to sponsor The Republic of Ecuador’s issuance of a US$400 million social bond, the first of its kind to be issued by a sovereign — winner of Award for Innovation and Social Bond of the Year (Sovereign) by Environmental Finance
- Blackstone to co-sponsor a US$3.6 billion term loan A facility to finance the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Facility — named Americas Deal of the Year by Project Finance International and North American Oil and Gas Deal of the Year by Project Finance
- ContourGlobal to finance a 17-plant portfolio of quad-gen (heat, power, water, and CO2) plants in Europe and Africa — named European Project Finance Deal of the Year by IFLR and EMEA Power Portfolio Deal of the Year by Project Finance
- A 236 MWAC solar photovoltaic electric generating facility in Pecos County, Texas, the largest solar power project in Texas
- The sponsors in connection with two adjacent 230 MW (460 MW total), petroleum coke-fired generation plants located in Mexico — the largest single foreign investment in the Mexican power sector and named Latin American Project of the Year by Project Finance International
- Green Energy Libramiento Acquisition: Represented the Norddeutsche Landesbank as lender, to refinance existing debt in connection with Intergen’s acquisition of Green Energy Libramiento, a 65-km gas pipeline and compression station located in Queretaro, Mexico