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Peter Hughes

Peter Hughes


Peter Hughes

Peter Hughes is a member of the Energy, Infrastructure & Projects Group. He advises developers, investors and lenders relating to energy and infrastructure projects in the United States and internationally and has a broad range of experience in banking, project finance, and M&A transactions.

  • U.S. Department of Energy as programmatic and transactional counsel in connection with the ongoing loan portfolio management of eight completed renewable energy projects guaranteed under Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, including Alamosa Solar, Desert Sunlight Solar, Genesis Solar, Shepherds Flat Wind, Granite Reliable Wind, Ormat Nevada Geothermal, USG Oregon Geothermal, and Blue Mountain Geothermal
  • AELA Energía on the ongoing development and financing of three wind projects in Chile (totaling 332 MW)
  • Matelec on the financing by the IFC of the expansion of the Tobene (Senegal) independent power project
  • International sponsors in connection with the development and financing of separate methanol projects in West Virginia and Louisiana
  • KEPCO and the KEPCO Woori Sprott Global Private Equity Fund in connection with the acquisition of 235 MW of renewable energy generation assets in California
  • ENGIE on the sale of its U.S. LNG assets to TOTAL, S.A.
  • A U.S. private equity fund on its acquisition of a stake in a portfolio of energy projects in Latin America

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Career and qualifications

  • Dartmouth College (AB) 2006
  • University of Bonn, Center for European Integration Studies (MES) 2007
  • University of Cambridge, St. John's College (MPhil) 2008
  • New York University School of Law (JD) 2011
  • Judicial Clerk, The Honorable Robert G. Doumar, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2011
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2012
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2012
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in the District of Columbia 2013

Professional bodies

  • Energy Bar Association