Akin Gump Adds Leading Project Finance And Corporate Lawyers In Los Angeles

Monday, August 2, 2010 - 01:00

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has enhanced its renewable energy capabilities with the addition of two partners with highly regarded electric power, finance and corporate practices.

Dino E. Barajas and Elliot Hinds join the firm in Los Angeles. They have significant transactional experience in electric power, with a concentration in the wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and hydroelectric industries.

Frank Reddick, co-leader of Akin Gump's corporate practice, said, "This is an exciting development for the firm and signals our commitment to build a leading practice focused on the renewable energy industry. With the arrival of these accomplished corporate lawyers, we further extend our footprint in the renewable energy space and enhance our ability to meet our clients' growing demands in this area. We are very pleased to welcome Dino and Elliot to the firm."

Mr. Barajas's practice is centered on domestic and international project finance, with a focus on renewable energy projects and Latin American infrastructure development. His clients include commercial lenders, institutional investors, investment funds, project sponsors, and public and private companies in domestic and international project financings in the energy, power, infrastructure and commercial sectors.

In addition to his practice in the electric power and renewables industries, Mr. Hinds represents businesses in debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic corporate and commercial transactions. His clients include owners, developers and lenders as well as private equity firms, hedge funds and other investors.