Project finance partner Benjamin Cooper returns to Hunton

Project finance partner Benjamin Cooper returns to Hunton


WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Benjamin Cooperan experienced project finance attorney, most recently Associate General Counsel at US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), has returned to Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP as a partner* in the firm’s energy and infrastructure practice.

Cooper advises US and international multilateral and bilateral development finance institutions (DFIs) on the provision of debt, equity, political risk insurance and other types of credit support for high-value infrastructure investments. He also regularly advises government agencies and private sector clients on a range of project and structured finance transactions, including the onshoring of critical manufacturing capacity in the supply chain.

“Ben is a highly respected project development and finance attorney whose experience in both public and private practice complements the strength and depth of the firm’s project finance practice and aligns with our global energy and infrastructure strategy,” he said Jeff Schroeder, Head of Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Energy and Infrastructure team. “We are delighted to welcome our friend and partner back to the firm.”

As lead counsel for DFC’s COVID-19 emergency response team, Cooper oversaw financings for onshoring of industrial base capacity and needs under the Defense Production Act, for healthcare systems and economic recovery in developing countries, and for major energy and infrastructure projects in developing countries, including:

  • Co-financing with a multilateral financial institution for the construction and rehabilitation of an international airport in Africa.
  • Financing for the development, construction and operation of two wind power projects in Eastern Europe.
  • Funding to build a domestic facility to manufacture vials for the delivery of vaccines and therapeutics (including most leading COVID-19 vaccines).
  • Funding to support expanded production of…

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