Erica A. WardSkadden
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...Erica A. Ward
Project Finance, Energy M&A and Project Development
...Erica A. Ward
is one of the founders of Skadden
project finance and energy practice.Since joining the firm in 1981, she
has advised on the development, construction and financing, as well as the acquisition and sale, of major industrial facilities throughout the world, with particular emphasis on electric power projects.Ms. Ward
has represented utility companies and their unregulated subsidiaries, independent power companies, commercial lenders, investment banks, and equity investors in project finance and utility transactions in more than 15 countries.She
has advised on the development, construction, financing, purchase and sale of a wide variety of electric power generation and transmission facilities, including both traditional and alternative energy projects.Ms. Ward's broad project financing experience includes transactions involving a variety of construction and long-term debt instruments, equity and debt syndications, leveraged leases, public and private securities offerings, various types of guarantees and support obligations, municipal bond financings, international agency financings and interest rate swaps.
significant transactions, Ms. Ward
For over five years, Ms. Ward
has been included in each edition of Euromoney Publications' Guide to the World's Leading Project Finance Lawyers, as well as in the Chambers Global lists of The World's Leading Lawyers.Before joining Skadden, Arps, Ms. Ward served as a senior official in the U.S. Department of Energy and as the Assistant Director in charge of Energy and Natural Resources on the White House Domestic Policy Staff.