Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP has announced that Madeleine M.L. Tan has joined the firm’s Energy, Environmental and Commodities Practice Group as a partner in the New York office. Prior to joining Sutherland, Ms. Tan was partner and head of the project development and finance practice in the New York office of Kaye Scholer LLP.
Ms. Tan is an experienced finance attorney, who has handled hundreds of U.S. and cross-border energy-related acquisitions and financing transactions covering multiple jurisdictions from the U.S. to Australia. She advises equity investors, lenders and sponsors on the development, financing, sale and acquisition of conventional and renewable power generation projects, including wind and solar projects. Her finance background includes capital markets debt offerings; equity investments; leveraged leases; and asset-backed, tax-equity and structured finance transactions.
Ms. Tan was instrumental in designing the financing, structuring and drafting of the Maryland Public Service Commission’s first-of-their-kind regulations to implement a long-term financing program for offshore wind generation facilities to be located off the coast of Maryland.
Sutherland Managing Partner Mark D. Wasserman stated:
“Madeleine’s considerable project development and finance experience adds to the firm’s prominent energy practice, and will enhance our services to clients in the New York area, nationally and abroad. She is the eighth recent addition to Sutherland’s New York office in the past six months, and we are pleased to continue our expansion in New York with someone with Madeleine’s depth of experience and knowledge.”
In addition to renewable energy, Ms. Tan has significant experience advising on the acquisition and financing of a variety of assets, including gas collection and distribution systems, cogeneration facilities, combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plants, airport security systems, telecommunications assets, aircraft, railcars and rail infrastructure. Her past experience includes serving as U.S. general counsel to one of the largest wind project development companies in Brazil. Ms. Tan also counsels on derivatives and structured products relating to power generation and esoteric assets.
Ms. Tan is fluent in English, Cantonese and Bahasa Malaysia, and speaks conversational Mandarin.
Sutherland’s Energy, Environmental and Commodities Practice Group Leader Herbert J. Short, Jr.commented:
“The addition of Madeleine—the seventh lateral addition to our energy group this year—reflects our commitment to supporting our energy clients during this time of significant change in the industry. Her extensive industry experience, particularly in the project finance area, will be an important resource for our clients’ development, financing and M&A initiatives.”