Cynthia Urda Kassis is a partner in the Project, Development & Finance group and co‑head of the Mining & Metals group. Cynthia represents sponsors/borrowers and lenders in project, finance and joint venture transactions worldwide, with extensive experience in the mining, energy and infrastructure industries, including restructurings in such industries. She consistently ranks as one of the leading project finance lawyers by Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500. She has been named “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer for her work on the historic Panama Canal expansion financing and the Quintero LNG project in Chile, “Projects/Energy Lawyer of the Year” by Chambers USA (Women In Law), “MVP in Project Finance” by Law360 and “Latin America Legal Star” by Latin Business Chronicle. In 2016, she was named “Project Finance Lawyer of the Year” by Who’s Who Legal for the second year in a row. Who’s Who Legal has also named her among the “most highly regarded individuals in the world” in the field of project finance (where she was named one of the top 10 lawyers in the Americas) and in the field of mining (where she was named one of the top 10 lawyers in North America and the only one among the top 10 based in New York).