ESG Series #3: Renewable energy technology and transactions have evolved globally since the early days of wind power in California. In this episode, Milbank Global Project Energy & Infrastructure Finance partners Karen Wong (who retires this year) and Allan Marks (host) look at how the practice of law is evolving, as technology allows for increased responsiveness and productivity, and also share personal insights on building professional teams, deepening relationships, and the importance of giving back.
About the Speakers
As a partner in the firm’s Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group, Ms. Wong focuses on the representation of sponsors and financing parties in connection with the development, acquisition, financing and/or restructuring of energy and other infrastructure facilities in Asia and North America. In her over 30 years of practice, she has led numerous development, financing and acquisition transactions involving solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, biomass, waste energy and other renewable energy facilities, as well as large-scale coal, gas and LNG-fired cogeneration plants, coal gasification, transmission lines, and oil and gas pipelines.
Podcast host Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance lawyers, with special expertise in the power and renewable energy, transportation and airports, oil and gas, water, and telecommunications sectors. He advises developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters around the world in the development and financing of complex infrastructure projects, as well as related acquisitions, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Mr. Marks also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley at both the Law School and the Haas School of Business.