Overview

Robert Eberhardt is a debt finance partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Rob’s practice focuses on the North American independent power sector. He has advised private equity sponsors, strategic investors, lenders and commodity hedge providers, and he has provided counsel on project development and finance, tax equity, investments, commodity hedging and project acquisitions and dispositions. He has significant experience with a wide range of transaction types involving offshore and onshore wind, solar, conventional power, storage, transmission and other projects.

Rob has been recognized in Chambers USA and Chambers Global, where commentators note that “he has a pragmatic approach to negotiating those must-have points that need to be solved in order to get the deal closed” and that “he is really smart, hard-working and commercially-minded.”

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Recognition

Chambers Global, USA, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy, Chambers and Partners, 2020–2022

Chambers USA, Nationwide, Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy, Chambers and Partners, 2019–2021

The Legal 500 United States, Next Generation Partner, Project Finance - Advice to Sponsors, The Legal 500, 2021

The Legal 500 United States, Next Generation Partner, Finance - Project finance, The Legal 500, 2020

The Legal 500 United States, Recommended Lawyer, Finance - Project finance, The Legal 500, 2018–2021

The Legal 500 United States, Recommended Lawyer, Industry focus - Energy: Renewable / Alternative, The Legal 500, 2018, 2021

The Legal 500 United States, Recommended Lawyer, Industry focus - Energy: Transactions - Conventional Power, The Legal 500, 2018, 2021

The Legal 500 United States, Recommended Lawyer, The Legal 500, 2012–2013

IFLR 1000 - United States, Lawyer of the Year, Projects, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2020–2021

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York

Education

  • New York University School of LawJ.D.2006
  • Harvard UniversityM.F.S.2001
  • Swarthmore CollegeB.A.with High Honors1998