DLA Piper boosts project and energy team in New York

Oliver Wright's practice focuses on mining and metals and energy transactions

DLA Piper boosts project and energy team in New York

DLA Piper has welcomed Oliver Wright as a partner in the firm’s project and energy team within the finance group in New York.

Focusing on mining and metals and energy transactions, Wright regularly takes the lead on project development, financing and M&A transactions. He represents clients in relation to deal structuring, investment risks, joint venture management, offtake arrangements and other operational matters, new country entry, and relations with host country governments.

Wright advises sponsors, lenders and private equity and private credit clients on transactions spanning several jurisdictions. His work combines aspects of project finance and M&A in renewable energy and the mining of minerals for energy transition.

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Some of Wright’s notable experience includes the representation of an industrial minerals and technology company on the project financing and development of a graphite anode processing facility in Louisiana; the representation of the underwriters in connection with multiple offerings of American Depositary Shares of a lithium mining company; and the representation of a major US-based global investment management corporation in its debt investment in a portfolio of certain mining assets in the US, Brazil, Finland, Canada and Peru.

“With his diverse experience advising on a broad range of transactions across the mining and metals sector, Oliver will expand our transactional vertical strength in the energy and natural resources sector, add to our team of lawyers active in the US and Middle East strategic initiative and add a recognized energy and natural resources practice,” said Matt Schwartz, chair of the US finance practice.

“We are excited to welcome Oliver to the New York office and believe that DLA Piper will provide Oliver with the best platform to pursue opportunities that will further supplant his reputation as a global leader in the energy and mining sector,” said Cara Edwards, managing partner of the New York office.

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