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Lori Ann Bean

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Lori Ann Bean

Lori Ann Bean specialises in the development and financing of infrastructure and energy projects worldwide. Lori Ann has an extensive broad-based experience in project and acquisition finance, representing export credit agencies, multilateral development institutions and other governmental and commercial lenders, as well as project sponsors and other project participants.

Lori Ann advises clients in various other financing vehicles for infrastructure and energy transactions, including 144A offerings and other bond issuances, guarantee facilities, equity funds and corporate finance. Her experience crosses a broad range of industry sectors, including power, oil and gas, transport infrastructure (airports, toll roads and rail), telecom and petrochemical.

  • Campo Palomas: IDB and IIC in connection with the financing of the Campo Palomas wind project in Uruguay, and the subsequent B Bond refinancing
  • Marcona and Tres Hermanas (Peru): acting for US Ex-Im, Proparco, DEG, FMO, and Natixis in connection with the financing of pair of wind farms (32 MW and 90 MW) that, when completed, will be the largest wind complex in Peru
  • Amandi (Ghana): advising OPIC, EIB, Standard Bank, and Nedbank on the development and financing of a 192 MW combined-cycle power plant
  • Kipeto (Kenya): acting for OPIC in connection with the development and financing of a 100 MW wind farm
  • Lake Turkana (Kenya): acting for OPIC in relation to its proposed participation in the financing of the 300 MW Lake Turkana wind project
  • Olkaria III (Kenya): acted for OPIC in relation to financing the 100 MW Olkaria III geothermal power complex
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Career and qualifications

  • Vanderbilt University (BA cum laude), 1991
  • Cornell Law School (JD, cum laude), 1994
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in Maryland 1994; District of Columbia 1995; New York 2004
  • Associate, Crowell & Moring, 1994
  • Associate, Winston & Strawn, 1996
  • Partner, Winston & Strawn, 2002
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2006

Awards and citations

  • Lori Ann Bean has been ranked in Chambers USA - Projects. She handles a range of development and financing matters for large-scale energy projects. She is at home representing credit and development agencies as well as lenders and sponsors.
    Chambers USA 2019 - Projects (Nationwide)
  • Lori Ann Bean has been ranked in Chambers USA - Projects (Nationwide). Lori Ann Bean works with export credit agencies, governmental lenders and development banks on project financings in developing markets, with a focus on Africa and Latin America. She also offers able representation to project sponsors.
    Chambers USA 2017 - Projects
  • Lori Bean is ranked as a Top 100 female lawyer for Latin America for Latinvex