Roald Nashi is a partner in the Washington, D.C., and Houston offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Roald has experience in representing parties on various forms of financings of energy and infrastructure projects in the oil and gas, petrochemical and power sectors, including bank and bond financings, structured equity financings, leveraged lease, margin loan facilities and tax structured financings. His clients have included private equity funds, infrastructure funds, project developers, commercial banks, underwriters, mezzanine lenders, institutional investors and export credit agencies. Roald has been recognized by Legal 500 as Next Generation Partners for Project Finance and Law360 as a 2019 Project Finance MVP. Roald is also co-editor of the Energy Mergers & Acquisitions Review.


Thought Leadership


Editor, The Energy Mergers & Acquisitions Review 

Italy's Class Action Experiment, 43 Cornell Int'l L.J. 147 (2010)


Generating Strategies in Energy & Infrastructure Markets Panel, Cornell Alternative Investments Conference, May 3, 2019

Stern Private Equity Club, Energy and Infrastructure Panel, 2019 Annual Stern Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference, February 22, 2019

American College of Investment Counsel - 2018 Spring Investment Forum - Chicago - Presentation on Project Finance in the Private Placement Market - Back Leverage Financing


Law360, MVP, Project Finance, 2019

The Legal 500 United States, Next Generation Partners, Project Finance

Yale University, Visiting Scholar, 2006–2007

Oxford Studies in Epistemology, Managing Editor, 2005–2010


Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
  • New York


  • English
  • Italian


  • Cornell Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude

    Excellence for the Future Award in Secured Transactions

    Senior Articles Editor, Cornell International Law Journal

  • Cornell UniversityPh.D., Logic

    Sage Fellowship

  • University of WisconsinB.A.

    Soros Foundation Scholarship