Project Development & Finance partner Cynthia Urda Kassis has been named “Project Finance Lawyer of the Year” by Who’s Who Legal. She will be honored at an awards dinner in Washington, DC in April.
Based in the firm’s New York office, Urda Kassis represents sponsors/borrowers and lenders in project, finance and joint venture transactions worldwide, with extensive experience in the energy, infrastructure, mining and general manufacturing industries, as well as in power and infrastructure restructurings. 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 as well as “Projects/Energy Lawyer of the Year” by Chambers USA (Women in Law). In 2014 she was named “MVP in Project Finance” by Law360 and “Latin America Legal Star” by Latin Business Chronicle. The Who’s Who Legal recognition also follows on Urda Kassis being named 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).
Recent, high-profile transactions on which Urda Kassis has advised include the:
The Who’s Who Legal awards recognize individuals and firms that have “performed exceptionally well” in the company research.