Jana W. Mansour

Jana Mansour is a partner in the firm’s Project Finance and Development Group and is based in the New York office. He represents investors, developers and contractors from early-stage consideration through financing, operation and disposition of large-scale infrastructure projects, with an emphasis on the energy sector.

Mr. Mansour has represented investors (sponsors), borrowers and lenders in high value finance transactions involving project finance, leveraged leases and syndicated secured loans. He has dealt with a variety of assets, including gas-fired, nuclear, wind, solar and biofuel power plants, LNG and pipeline assets, mines, transportation infrastructures, aircraft and rolling stock, located in the United States, Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, Australia, Papua New Guinea, China and several European countries.

Among other aspects of his practice, Mr. Mansour represents developers and contractors in the negotiation of project agreements, including engineering, procurement and construction contracts, operation and maintenance agreements and long term service agreements. He regularly deals with diverse joint-venture and governance arrangements, including joint bidding agreements, consortium, partnership and LLC agreements and shareholders’ agreements. He also has broad experience in the structuring and financing of projects, as well as the purchase and sale of equity interests in such projects.

Mr. Mansour was honored in 2013 as a Project Finance Rising Star by Law360, an honor given to lawyers under the age of 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age. He was also honored as a Leading Lawyer in the IFLR1000 2013 and recommended by Legal 500 Latin America 2012 in the Projects and Energy: International Firms section. The Legal 500 US 2011 edition described Mr. Mansour as an “outstanding professional, with a brilliant legal mind,” and recommended him for his “extraordinary dedication and great negotiation skills.”

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster in 2005, Mr. Mansour was an associate in the Project Development, Finance & Leasing Group in the New York office of an Am Law 100 firm.

Mr. Mansour received his LL.B. from the University of Montreal Faculty of Law in 1995 and his LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law in 1999, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He is a member of the New York and Québec bars and the Law Society of England and Wales.

Mr. Mansour speaks and writes French fluently and has basic skills in Arabic and Spanish.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate, 2) Project Finance, 3) Financial Transactions and 4) Energy Regulatory
Law School Columbia Law School (LL.M., 1999)
Admitted Year 1998
Education University of Montreal (LL.B., 1995), College Jean-de-Brebeuf (D.E.C., 1992)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of Québec, State Bar Of New York
Most recent firm Morrison & Foerster LLP
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