Overview

Rohit Chaudhry is a debt finance partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Rohit’s practice focuses on energy and project finance transactions, sales and acquisitions, as well as project restructurings across the energy spectrum, including independent power, oil & gas, midstream and LNG sectors. Rohit represents private equity funds, developers, lenders and institutional investors on domestic and international transactions. He has led transactions in the United States, Latin America and Asia.

Rohit is recognized by Chambers USA in Band 1 for Projects, Nationwide, Chambers Global in Band 1 for Projects, USA and Chambers Latin America for Projects, Latin America-wide in multiple years running. He is also recognized year after year by The Legal 500 U.S. as a leading lawyer for Project Finance and Energy: Renewable/Alternative, The Legal 500 Latin America for Projects and Energy and The Legal 500 Hall of Fame for Project Finance. In addition, he has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 2010 and by Law360 as a 2015 Project Finance MVP. He is also highly regarded by IFLR1000 in Project Finance – United States for 2018.

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Thought Leadership

Publications 

“TGS Models for Argentina,” Project Finance International, March 2005

Co-author, “APE: An Argentine Tale, Part II,” International Finance and Treasury, February 2005

Co-author, “APE: An Argentine Tale, Part I,” International Finance and Treasury, February 2005

Co-author, “APE — An Argentine Tale,” Project Finance NewsWire, December 2004

Seminars 

Moderator, “Is Mexico on the Brink of a New Wave of Solar Development?,” Euromoney’s 9th Annual Mexican Energy and Infrastructure Finance Forum, Mexico City, Mexico, June 25, 2013

Moderator, “Doing Business in Latin America: Developers’ Perspectives,” Infocast’s Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit 2013, San Diego, CA, San Diego, CA, March 18, 2013

Moderator, “Assessing the Role of Commercial and Local Banks in an Increasingly Competitive Project Finance Market,” Euromoney’s 7th Annual Latin American Energy and Infrastructure Finance Forum, Coral Cables, FL, Coral Gables, FL, March 5, 2013

“Financiers’ Perspective on Capital Availability for the Transition,” Infocast’s Power Generation Summit, Washington, D.C., November 3, 2011

“Is India the New Middle East?,” Euromoney’s Project and Infrastructure Finance MENASA conference, Dubai, November 18, 2008

Recognition

Chambers USA, Projects – Nationwide, 2008–2019

Chambers Global, Projects – USA, 2010–2020

Chambers Global, Projects – Latin America, 2020

Chambers Global, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy – USA, 2020

Chambers Latin America, Projects, 2013–2020

Chambers Asia, Projects & Energy – India, 2010–2014

The Legal 500 U.S., Leading lawyer for Project Finance, 2009–2016, 2018–2019, and Energy: Renewable/Alternative, 2009–2016

The Legal 500 Latin America, Projects and Energy, 2013–2018

IFLR1000Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, Highly Regarded, Project Finance – United States, 2018

Best Lawyers in America, 2010–2014, 2018, 2019

Law360, Project Finance MVPs, 2015, 2018

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • Harvard Law SchoolLL.M.1993
  • University of Delhi, Faculty of LawLL.B.1992
  • University of Delhi, Hindu CollegeB.A.1989