Chadbourne adds leading energy lawyer in London

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Chadbourne adds leading energy lawyer in London

Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that Ben Donovan, former partner with DLA Piper LLP and Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, has joined the firm as a partner in the Project Finance Group - resident in the London office.

Mr. Donovan's practice focuses on project development and finance, where he has represented independent power producers, oil & gas companies, government entities, investment funds, lenders and other industry participants in the development, acquisition, financing, restructuring and divestiture of projects.

He has extensive experience in the development and financing of projects in the upstream and midstream oil & gas, power and petrochemicals industry sectors. He also has significant mergers & acquisitions experience with a particular emphasis on projects in Africa, Turkey, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Andy Giaccia, Chadbourne's Managing Partner, commented:

"We are delighted to add an experienced and talented energy lawyer like Ben, whose practice is well-suited to our geographic footprint in the EMEA region and highly complementary of our strategic ambitions for growth in those markets.

We look forward in particular to Ben helping us support and grow our Africa and Turkey practices, where we see increasing demand. With the additions of Andrei Baev, Kevin Atkins, Julien Bocobza, Despina Doxaki and Li Zhang over the last year in London as well as the opening of our Johannesburg office, we have materially strengthened our energy and projects practices in London and throughout the EMEA region."

Mr. Donovan received his BA and JD from Syracuse University. He is qualified to practice in the states of New York and Georgia and in England and Wales, and has resided in New York, London, Riyadh and Johannesburg.

Chadbourne & Parke is a full-service law firm with 11 offices and client services in over 80 countries on six continents.

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