Maryam Khosharay is an associate in the Project Finance and Corporate Practice Groups in Haynes and Boone's Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Maryam was an associate at Clifford Chance US LLP, where she represented U.S. and foreign-based financial institutions and export credit agencies in international project finance transactions. Her work focuses primarily on project financing, project development, joint ventures and other strategic alliances.
Maryam co-founded the Washington, D.C. Office's Pro Bono Group, which was awarded the D.C. Bar Association's 2011 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award for its "outstanding pro bono work and many hours of service."
Selected Client Representations
- Represented Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., as Mandated Lead Arranger and Lender for a $76.1 million loan facility to fund construction of a 7.5-megawatt (net) biomass-to-energy facility on the island of Kaua'i, Hawaii.
- Advised a multinational company in connection with the development of a gas pipeline in Argentina.
- Represented Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as a lead arranger and as the administrative agent in connection with syndicated financing for the owners of the Minnesota Vikings, an NFL team.
- Represented an alternative investment fund as an administrative agent and a lender in connection with a $30.8 million loan to finance the acquisition of a sand mine out of bankruptcy and the construction of a related drying facility, and the negotiation of project documents in connection therewith.
- Assisted in representing InterOil Corporation as lead developer of an LNG liquefaction facility to be co-located with an oil refinery in Papua New Guinea, including establishment of a joint venture and related financing matters.
- Acted for a domestic power company in connection with the sale of alternating current electric energy and renewable energy credits.
- Assisted a major global airfreight entity in the formation of a joint venture, including drafting all operation, services and funding documents.
- Assisted in a US$50 million financing for the development, construction and operation of a power plant in Haiti.
- Assisted in representing two multilateral institutions and several local banks in the US$647 million debt and equity financing for the acquisition, rehabilitation, and operation of two power plants in the Philippines.
- Assisted in representing two multilateral institutions and several local banks in the US$1.1 billion debt and equity financing for the acquisition, repair, and operation of a coal-fired thermal power plant located in the Philippines.
- Assisted in representing institutional investors and a syndicate of Asian banks in connection with a US$452 million multiple currency refinancing of a hydro-power plant in the Philippines. (PFI's 2007 "Power Deal of the Year" and PFI's Asset Triple A 2007 "Best Project Finance/Best Privatization Deal").
- Assisted in a US$162 million financing for the establishment, construction and operation of a nationwide GSM digital mobile telephony network in Papua New Guinea.
- Assisted in facilitating a partial credit guarantee of a surety bond facility to support construction activities in Latin America. (Trade Finance "Deal of the Year" for 2007).
- "The Who, What and Why of Public-Private Partnerships," guest author with Herb Glaser, Law 360, May 13, 2013.
- "A Roadmap To New Markets Tax Credit," Law360, August 16, 2012.
- "Model Consent to Assignment for Project Finance Transactions" (with Commentary), co-author, The Business Lawyer, Vol. 67, August 2012.
- "Climate Change: US Supreme Court Holds EPA Can Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions," co-author, Clifford Chance Client Alert, April 2007.
- American Bar Association, Committee Director on the Project Finance Committee
Selected Representative Experience
05/13/2013 - Law360 Guest Article: The Who, What And Why Of Public-Private Partnerships
The term “public-private partnership” (PPP) describes a cooperative arrangement between a host government and a private entity to provide affordable infrastructure to meet public needs. Governments turn to the private sector to design, build, finance and/or operate new infrastructure, or to refurbish existing infrastructure, in order to improve the delivery of services and the management of facilities.
08/16/2012 - A Roadmap To New Markets Tax Credit
The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) is a potential means of supporting the financing needs of certain entities.