Vladimir Fet is a member of the cross-border transactions practice group and focuses his practice on domestic and international project development and finance, with particular emphasis on infrastructure project financings, debt financings and mergers and acquisitions.

Practice & Background

Mr. Fet primarily represents project developers, sponsors, investors and lenders in connection with development, construction, financing and mergers and acquisitions transactions for renewable and non-renewable energy projects in the United States and abroad.

Mr. Fet received his J.D. cum laude in 2004 from the University of Houston Law Center, where he served as notes and comments editor of the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal. He received his B.A./M.A. cum laude in English from Moscow State University in 1987.

Representative Matters

Mr. Fet’s recent engagements include representing:

United States

  • an international power development and generation company in its acquisition of a 50% ownership interest in a 925 MW gas-fired power generation facility in Pennsylvania
  • an international power development and generation company in its sale of a 30% ownership interest in an 885 MW gas-fired power generation facility in Alabama
  • a leading US provider of debt and equity financing to energy markets in connection with a US$118.6 million bond offering secured by the client’s utility scale solar and wind real estate assets
  • a major US investment management company acting as a lender to a global solar energy development company in connection with a US$60 million corporate lending facility secured by the developer’s domestic and international assets
  • a US solar energy developer in the development and construction of a 400 MW portfolio of solar energy projects in Texas
  • a global investment company in its acquisition of a 25% ownership interest in an 800 MW gas-fired power generation facility in California
  • a US geothermal energy developer and its worldwide subsidiaries in a C$50 million corporate debenture issuance secured by its domestic and international assets
  • a US solar energy developer in the portfolio financing of up to US$100 million in residential solar projects in California, Hawaii, Arizona and Colorado
  • a US solar energy developer in the portfolio financing of up to US$15 million in solar projects in Hawaii
  • SunPower Corporation and NRG Energy in connection with the financing of the California Valley Solar Ranch, a 250 MW solar photovoltaic project located in San Luis Obispo, California. (Financing of this project included a $1.237 billion construction and permanent loan guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Energy.)
  • an international power development and generation company in its proposed acquisition of an ownership interest in a gas-fired power generation facility
  • an international power development and generation company in two separate acquisitions of 25% ownership interests in an 800 MW gas-fired power generation facility in California (With overall project costs of approximately US$900 million, the project is one of the largest power plants currently being developed in the US.)
  • a US wind energy developer in the sale of development assets for a 170 MW wind farm in Texas
  • an international bank in the lease financing of a portfolio of commercial distributed generation solar projects developed and installed by SolarCity, located on multiple properties and selling power to a large U.S. retailer
  • an international bank in its participations in the US$663 million and US$630 million project financings of several wind projects in California
  • a US geothermal energy developer and its worldwide subsidiaries in the US$50 million and US$12 million corporate lending facilities secured by its domestic and international assets

Mexico

  • a global asset management company in the acquisition and development of a portfolio of solar energy projects in Mexico
  • a US clean energy development company in the development of a liquefied natural gas facility in Mexico
  • a US wind energy developer in the acquisition of a portfolio of wind energy projects and in the development of a number of private offtake (“self-supply”) wind energy projects in Mexico

Brazil

  • a global solar energy company in connection with the development of a 190 MW solar photovoltaic project in Brazil

Central America

  • a local subsidiary of a US geothermal energy developer in the development and financing of a 72 MW San Jacinto-Tizate geothermal power project located in Nicaragua (The combined financing of the project is in excess of US$230 million and represents the largest project financing ever closed in Nicaragua and the largest geothermal project financing closed in Central America to date. The project was recognized by Project Finance Magazine as the Latin American Geothermal Deal of the Year 2010.)
  • a major Central American power development company in the development and financing of a 94 MW hydroelectric power project located in Guatemala (This project is currently the largest privately developed and financed greenfield hydroelectric power project in Central America.)