Edward (Ed) Zaelke is the global co-head of the Energy and Project Finance Practice. He focuses his practice on project finance and private equity in renewable energy transactional matters. With more than 30 years of experience, he advises clients on all elements of alternative energy development and finance, including equity and debt financing, merger and acquisition transactions, equipment purchase and sale agreements, power purchase agreements, siting and other real property issues, governmental approvals, and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts.

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Ausgewählte Referenzmandate

  • Represented Quinbrook Infrastructure Fund, its subsidiary, Scout Clean Energy, and certain of its affiliates in the debt and tax equity financing of the Ranchero Wind farm in Texas*
  • Represented Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), as co-counsel, in connection with its acquisition of the renewable energy business and renewable energy assets of NRG, together with NRG’s interest in NRG Yield*
  • Represented Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and its affiliates in structuring and implementing a long-term offtake and shareholder arrangement with third-party financing through a combination of competitive bid processes and negotiations for what currently will be the world’s largest solar energy facility*

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  • Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Projects, Renewable and Alternative Energy, Band 1, 2010 to 2021 (One of only seven lawyers in the US to receive a Band 1 ranking in Projects-Renewables and Alternative Energy in the US)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Project Finance and Southern California’s Best Lawyers, 2007 to 2021
  • Legal 500
    • Energy: Transactions – Oil and Gas, 2015 to 2016 and 2020 to 2021

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  • American Wind Energy Association, former board member and former president
  • Wind Solar Alliance, founding board member


University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, JD, Order of the Coif, 1983
California State University, Long Beach, BA 1980


Edward Zaelke

Einblicke & Events / Medien

Webinar / Externe Vorträge / November 10, 2021

New York / Event Sponsoring / September 28 - 29, 2021

Virtual Conference / McDermott Event / August 3-4, 2021

Washington, DC / Event Sponsoring / March 3, 2020

San Diego, CA / Event Sponsoring / February 4-6, 2020

New Orleans, LA / Event Sponsoring / Janaury 14-15, 2020

San Francisco, CA / Externe Vorträge / October 17, 2019











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