April 18, 2022
Clifford Chance expands US Energy & Infrastructure practice with lateral hire of renewable energy, project finance and tax partner Alexander Leff
Clifford Chance has announced today that renewable energy, project finance and tax partner Alexander Leff will join its US Energy & Infrastructure practice with a strong focus on tax equity transactions. Leff brings more than 10 years of experience in renewable energy and infrastructure project finance, tax and mergers and acquisitions.
Head of the firm's Energy Transition Initiative, Anthony Giustini, says, "As the focus on the transition from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy sources grows and significant climate events and heightened geopolitical tensions impact energy security, our team looks to provide 360-degree support to the market. Alex's arrival adds immediate value to clients looking to develop and invest in renewables projects in the United States."
Energy & Infrastructure Partner Lori Bean adds, "In the US, we're witnessing strong momentum in the energy sector brought on by renewed climate goals and domestic and international investment in clean energy. We're incredibly excited to welcome Alex to our team and expect our clients will see real value in his considerable experience in the space, along with his tax-equity expertise."
Speaking of his arrival, Leff says, "I'm delighted to join Clifford Chance's cross-practice team at such a pivotal time for the energy sector. The depth of talent across the board is incredible and I look forward to collaborating with the team to support our clients."
Clifford Chance's US Energy & Infrastructure practice guides financial investors and corporations on some of the leading renewable energy deals in the market. Most recently, the team has been advising the US Department of Energy on several transactions supporting energy transition projects in hydrogen, EV batteries and critical minerals; and Grenergy, one of the largest Spanish renewables groups, on its initial purchase of a 40% stake in solar project developer Sofos Harbert.