Jeremy R. Schwer

Jeremy R. Schwer’s practice focuses on acquisitions and dispositions, financing and development of power and infrastructure projects across the spectrum of traditional and renewable sources of energy.
Practice & Background

For more than a decade, Mr. Schwer has represented domestic and international clients in the energy sector, including Fortune 500 companies, private equity funds, lenders, utilities, investors, sponsors and developers in the United States, Europe and emerging markets.
Representative Matters

Mr. Schwer’s recent engagements include representing:

a leading mining company in connection with the development and project financing of a 215-MW, power facility, 100-km transmission line and LNG regasification facility in the Dominican Republic
a leading mining company in connection with the development of a 120-MW, gas-fired power facility in the western United States
an international power fund in connection with the development of coal-fired and natural gas-fired power plants in Bangladesh
an international power fund in connection with the development and project financing of mining concessions and associated coal-fired merchant power plants in Turkey
an international power fund in connection with the development and project financing of a coal-fired power plant for a substantial mining project in South Africa
a developer in connection with the development and financing of a 400-MW wind project in Washington
a leading chemical manufacturer in connection with the development and vendor financing of a power plant project in Clear Lake, Texas
a Fortune 100 insurance company and a substantial Canadian pension fund in connection with the acquisition of the U.S. electric power asset portfolio of El Paso Corporation
a Fortune 500 independent power producer in connection with the sale of its southeastern U.S. electric power asset portfolio and trading business
a U.K.-government-sponsored private equity fund in connection with the disposition of a portfolio of 12 electric power assets in Latin America
a U.S. independent power producer and a global private equity fund in connection with a joint venture acquisition of an 800-MW cogeneration facility in ERCOT
a Fortune 50 company in connection with the acquisition and later disposition of its equity in a 240-MW cogeneration plant in California
a leading international emerging markets fund in connection with its acquisitions and dispositions in Africa, including in the cable and Internet services, telecom, reinsurance, oil and gas services, construction, fertilizer, restaurant and microlending sectors
a major international private equity fund in connection with its investment in a portfolio of oil and gas assets in Gabon, Tanzania, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo
an emerging markets power fund in connection with multiple acquisitions, including the acquisition of the Asian electric power asset portfolio of El Paso Corporation, the sale of equity in a portfolio of cogeneration facilities in the Philippines and the acquisition of the Bolivian utility company “Cobee“ in LePaz from NRG
a Fortune 100 independent power producer in connection with the disposition of its electric power assets in Argentina
two Fortune 100 companies in connection with the development and acquisition of the 205-MW wind project in the state of Washington
a U.S. private equity fund in connection with the development and acquisition of two wind projects in Minnesota
a U.S. independent power producer in connection with the development and financing of a 65-MW biomass power facility in the Dominican Republic
a Fortune 50 company and a Fortune 100 insurance company in connection with a joint venture development of a 150-MW wind farm project on the West Coast
a global investment bank in connection with a 100-MW wind farm development in California
a U.S. independent power producer in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of landfill gas generation facilities
a U.S. power fund in connection with the acquisition of biomass facilities in California
a U.S. independent power producer in connection with the acquisition of a hydroelectric facility in Pennsylvania
a Fortune 50 company in connection with a wood-to-syngas-to-biofuel project in Wisconsin.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate, 2) Cross-Border Transactions, 3) Debt and Equity Finance, 4) Emerging Markets Funds Transactions, 5) Energy and Natural Resources Funds, 6) Finance, 7) Global Project Finance, 8) Investor Representation and 9) Private Equity Funds
Law School The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1998
Education Wake Forest University, B.A., 1995
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association
Most recent firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
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