Roald is absolutely phenomenal. He brings very strong intellectual ability to thinking about strategy and understands the complexities of financing relative to other issues. He's very thought-forward and has an appreciation for the underlying business.” - Chambers USA
Roald Nashi is a partner in the Washington, D.C., and Houston offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He represents private equity and infrastructure fund clients on investments in energy and infrastructure assets, including structured equity financings, bank and bond financings, tax structured financings, leveraged lease, and margin loan facilities. Roald has been recognized by The American Lawyer as a 2023 Dealmaker of the Year, Chambers Global in Projects, Chambers USA in Projects, Legal 500 as Next Generation Partners for Project Finance, IFLR1000 as Highly Regarded in Project Finance, Lawdragon as one of the 500 Leading Dealmakers in America, and Law360 as a 2019 Project Finance MVP.


Thought Leadership


Author, “The Inflation Reduction Act: How new rules fuel new financings,” Infrastructure Investor, November 2023

Editor, The Energy Mergers & Acquisitions Review 

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


Moderator, "Examining innovations in project finance and structuring to minimize costs and streamline deal flows," IJGlobal REFF Wall Street - Renewable Energy Finance Forum, September 20, 2023

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


Lawdragon, 500 Leading Dealmakers in America, 2024

IFLR1000, Highly Regarded, Project Finance, 2024

The American Lawyer, Dealmaker of the Year, 2023

Chambers Global, Projects, 2022–2023

A Word About Wind’s Legal Power List, 2022

Chambers USA, Projects, 2021–2024 

Law360, MVP, Project Finance, 2019 

Yale University, Visiting Scholar, 2006–2007

Oxford Studies in Epistemology, Managing Editor, 2005–2010

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


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