August 1, 2013
New York—Dentons announced today that Andrew D. Schifrin, a veteran energy lawyer, has joined its preeminent Energy, Transportation and Infrastructure practice as a partner in the New York office. Schifrin joins from Dickstein Shapiro LLP, where he was a partner. He previously was at Torys LLP and King & Spalding LLP.
Schifrin’s practice encompasses sophisticated transactions in the energy and infrastructure industries, including project development and finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, public-private partnerships, various commercial arrangements and energy regulatory matters. He also represents clients before the Federal Regulatory Commission and state public utility commissions.
“Dentons provides an unrivalled global energy platform for our clients,” said Clint Vince, chair of Dentons’ global Energy, Transportation and Infrastructure practice in the US. “Andrew’s depth of experience adds to our already deep bench of talent in the sector.”
Schifrin has successfully completed numerous high profile deals in the global infrastructure and energy industries. He recently represented Syncora Guarantee, Inc. in multiple financings, including the restructuring of the $3.6 billion Reliance Rail Project, the largest public-private partnership in Australian history. During his career, Schifrin has represented power project developers that rely on a wide-variety of generation technologies, and in recent years, he has represented many developers of renewable power plants, including Competitive Power Ventures (with respect to its 152 MW Keenan II Project in Oklahoma and the 140 MW Cimarron II Project in Kansas), and Tessera Solar in connection with the 850 MW Calico Project in California.
“Energy sits at the intersection of many complex disciplines,” said Dentons US managing partner Mike McNamara. “With more than 20 years of diverse experience across the energy spectrum, Andrew is a perfect fit for our Firm.”
Schifrin is ranked in the areas of projects and energy and natural resources by legal ranking publications. He frequently writes on matters of interest to the energy industry, including in Energy Law Journal, Competitive Utility, Energy Buyer, and Natural Gas & Electricity, and often lectures for industry associations. Schifrin received his JD from New York University and his bachelor's degree from Cornell University.
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