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About Lilliana

Lilliana Dealbert advises clients on bilateral credit facilities, syndicated bank financings, acquisition financings, asset-based lending, project finance and infrastructure development. She represents borrowers and lenders, including renewable companies, infrastructure sponsors and US, European and Latin American banks and other financial institutions. Her practice includes transactions related to solar, wind, energy-efficiency and water projects, as well as social infrastructure, universities and highways.

Lilliana’s experience includes advising a sponsor in a financing to develop commercial distributed generation projects in Puerto Rico, a bank in a senior credit facility to finance the construction and operation of a portfolio of 20 solar projects across the United States totaling approximately 50 MW, a construction and supply company in the development of a 70 MW photovoltaic solar project in Mexico, a bank in a syndicated bank facility for a 250 MW utility-scale solar thermal generation project in California, and a developer of a 380 MW utility-scale photovoltaic solar project in Mexico.

Lilliana has extensive experience in cross-border financings. She has advised on financings involving assets or business entities located or registered in Aruba, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Curacao, England and Wales, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Senegal, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, U.S. Virgin Islands and Venezuela.

 

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Standard Solar — represented Standard Solar, as borrower, in a back leverage loan transaction supporting several portfolios comprised of commercial & industrial and community solar projects located across the US

Clean Energy Nexus PR LLC — bilateral credit facility to finance the development of commercial distributed generation solar projects in Puerto Rico

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association — as lender, administrative agent and collateral agent in the successfully completed exit financing for Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. and certain affiliates. The exit financing included approximately $400 million in a revolving credit facility, $100 million in a term loan and over $85 million in privately placed notes.

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank — as agent to the lenders in the $2.44 billion letter of credit facility and approximately $544 million in funded debt for McDermott International, Ltd in the successfully completed emergence from bankruptcy

Crédit Agricole — $2.8 billion financing facility in prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring transaction for McDermott International, as agent to revolving debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders

Crédit Agricole — $1.7 billion new financing for McDermott International which includes immediate access to $650 million of financing comprised of $550 million under a term loan credit facility and $100 million under a letter of credit facility, as lead arranger and revolving administrative agent

DIF Infra and Idaho Wind Partners — refinancing of the Idaho Wind Partners 183 MW portfolio of wind generation assets in Idaho related to the acquisition by DIF of the balance of equity in Idaho Wind partners

Compañía Española de Financiación del Desarrollo (COFIDES) — term loan financing for a leading hospitality Group in connection with expansion of its brand in the United States

Algonquin Power — long-term back-leverage equity financing to a subsidiary of Abengoa that holds an interest in the Vista Ridge water project under development in San Antonio, Texas, the largest P3 water project in North America

Texas Microgrid, LLC — first-of-its-kind project financing for the construction and operation of a portfolio of distributed microgrids consisting of ultra-clean natural gas-fired generators within ERCOT service territory with up to 232 MW of generating capacity

Citibank, N. A. — project finance program for an affiliate of Metrus Energy LLC with respect to the installation and maintenance of certain energy efficiency solutions to be installed at properties owned by leading medical device manufacturer, which achieved financial close in December 2018

UniCredit Bank Corporate Finance — purchase and administration of positions in syndicated loans across a variety of sectors

Edgemoor-Star America Judicial Partners — preferred bidder on the Howard County Maryland Courthouse P3 project, which achieved financial close in October 2018

US sponsor — long-term lease for re-designing and re-commissioning a refinery, storage facilities and a maritime terminal in the Caribbean*

Latin American state company — equipment acquisition financing provided by a subsidiary of General Electric*

Mexican development bank — working capital financing denominated in Mexican pesos for the Mexican subsidiary of a Japanese corporation*

Latin American state company — significant senior secured structured financing*

Latin American state company — sale of the equity participation of the client in a holding entity owning and operating a refinery in the United States*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell

Credentials

Education

Fordham University School of Law,
J.D.
2009
New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business,
M.B.A.
1998
Universidad Iberoamericana,
B.S.
1994

Bar Admissions

New York

Languages

Spanish

Affiliations

American Bar Association
Energy Markets and Finance Committee, Oil and Gas Committee, Renewable, Alternative and Distributed Energy Resources Committee
International Bar Association
Power Law Committee, International Construction, Projects Committee, Oil and Gas Law Committee and the Women Lawyers’ Interest Group
New York State Bar Association
Environmental and Energy Law Section, Committee on Women in the Law

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