Nathan Santamaria is an energy and infrastructure partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Nathan represents private equity sponsors, developers and lenders across the spectrum of project development and financings of hard energy and infrastructure assets in the U.S. and Latin America. He has particular expertise in project development and commercial documentation, including engineering, procurement and construction arrangements (EPC), other construction agreements (such as GMP and cost plus arrangements), operations and maintenance, and RFP processes. Nathan's financing experience includes 4(a)2 private placements and syndicated limited recourse project financings. His sectoral experience covers the LNG industry (liquefaction and regasification), renewables technologies and conventional power and pipeline transactions.



The Legal 500 United States 2020, Project Finance; Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power 

Associate-to-watch, Chambers & Partners 2019, Energy & Natural Resources – Latin America-wide


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York
  • District of Columbia


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.2009
  • Princeton UniversityA.B., Classicscum laude2003