Deanne M. Barrow

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Deanne M. Barrow

Deanne M. Barrow

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Deanne Barrow’s practice focuses on the representation of public and private entities in project finance and corporate transactions, with a particular emphasis on renewable energy, energy storage and emerging technologies. Deanne serves as co-editor of the firm's Energy Storage Updater.

Professional experience

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  • LL.M, with highest honors, Energy and Environmental Law, Thomas Burgenthal Scholarship, George Washington University Law School, 2011
  • BA, with honors, Law, University of Cambridge, 2007
  • BS, with highest honors, Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York State Bar


  • Ongoing representation of lenders in connection with the financing of two utility-scale solar PV and storage projects in Hawaii.
  • Represented a consortium of lenders in connection with the US$2.3 billion financing of the CCGT/battery storage Southland repowering project in southern California sponsored by The AES Corporation (named "North American Power Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International). 
  • Represented Dividend Finance, LLC in connection with a US$105 million warehouse aggregation facility and subsequent securitization of residential solar loans (named "Esoteric Asset-Backed Securities Deal of the Year" by GlobalCapital). 
  • Represented SunPower Corporation in connection with a tax equity financing for a portfolio of residential solar projects.
  • Represented NRG Renew LLC, a division of NRG Energy, Inc., in connection with a tax equity financing for a portfolio of commercial and industrial solar projects.
  • Represented the developer in connection with the sale of an 84 MW solar project in North Carolina.
  • Represented the lender in connection with the holdco financing of a 625 MW gas-fired power project in Arizona.
  • Represented the lenders in connection with the US$4.025 billion financing of Train Two of the US$12.5 billion Freeport LNG liquefaction and export project in Texas. The transaction was named “Americas Deal of the Year” for 2014 by Project Finance International.
  • Represented the initial purchasers in connection with the Rule 144A/Regulation S issuance of US$1.25 billion of senior secured notes by FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC.

Latin America

  • Represented I Squared Capital on the purchase of Duke Energy's Latin American businesses in Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador and Argentina for a US$1.2 billion enterprise value.
  • Represented International Finance Corporation (IFC), Central American Bank For Economic Integration, Bancolombia, Banco General and Global Bank on the financing of the US$1 billion Colón LNG to Power Project in Panama, sponsored by The AES Corporation and Inversiones Bahía. The project is the largest combined–cycle power project (380 MW) and the first LNG import terminal to be built in Panama.
  • Represented IFC and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in a US$212.5 million construction loan facility for the 100 MW Amanecer solar project in Chile.
  • Represented the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and other multilateral institutions and commercial banks in their US$140 million project financing of Maple Energy's US$254 million ethanol production facility and associated 37 MW power plant and sugar plantation in Peru.
  • Represented the IDB in its US$70 million investment in a total US$175 million securitization program over diversified payment rights (DPRs) arising primarily out of remittances to persons in El Salvador from family members abroad.
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registration (Patent Bar), 2013
  • Research Fellow, Environmental and Social Safeguards Unit, Inter-American Development Bank, 2010–2013
  • Spanish


Energy storage updater – March 2019

Publication | March 06, 2019

Focus on energy storage

Publication | February 19, 2019

California settles CCA exit charges

Publication | October 23, 2018

Energy storage updater - October 2018

Publication | October 2018