Sidley poaches Allen & Overy partner to boost energy, transportation, and infrastructure group

Andrea Lucan is the firm's second hire from A&O in recent weeks

Sidley poaches Allen & Overy partner to boost energy, transportation, and infrastructure group

Sidley has welcomed Andrea Lucan to the Los Angeles office as a partner in the firm’s energy, transportation, and infrastructure group. She joins Sidley from Allen & Overy, where she was the office managing partner in Los Angeles. Lucan’s hire comes shortly after Greg Lavigne’s departure from Allen & Overy to join Sidley’s New York office.

Lucan has garnered praise for her transactional work in the renewable energy space. She advises clients in project development and financing, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, equipment purchase and sale agreements, and power purchase agreements. Her practice focuses on companies engaged in the development, construction, and operation of solar power, wind power, energy storage, and alternative energy projects. 

“Andrea is a widely recognized leader in the alternative energy space, and we are excited to have her join us in Los Angeles,” said Cliff Vrielink, global leader of the energy, transportation, and infrastructure practice and a member of Sidley’s executive committee. “Sidley’s 150 lawyer practice group represents clients at the forefront of the energy transition, and adding Andrea’s expertise and focus on many of the larger alternative energy developers is a great complement to our energy practice.”

Other recent additions to Sidley’s energy, transportation, and infrastructure group – apart from Lavigne who joined Sidley in November – include partners James MacArthur and Ed Freeman, who along with a larger team, joined Sidley in London earlier this year. 

Andrea brings dynamic transactional experience in every phase of renewable energy,” added Dan Clivner, managing partner of the greater Los Angeles offices and a member of Sidley’s executive committee. “As a global law firm, we are committed to meeting our clients’ needs around the world. Andrea will help us further build out our capabilities so we can continue to guide our clients as they navigate the increasingly complex energy space.”

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