Jeremy A. Hushon

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Jeremy A. Hushon

Jeremy A. Hushon

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Biography

Jeremy Hushon is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office and member of the firm's U.S. project finance practice.  His practice is focused primarily on the financing of energy and infrastructure projects in emerging markets. Jeremy has extensive experience representing development banks and other financial institutions, including International Finance Corporation where he completed a two-year secondment earlier in his career. He also has worked with owners and developers on independent power projects and real estate acquisitions and financings. Jeremy has been involved in projects in more than 50 countries around the globe, including significant experience in Central and South America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe. He has worked on numerous independent power project financings including diesel, natural gas, hydroelectric, bio-fuel, solar and wind projects with both long-term offtake agreements and merchant plants. Jeremy also has substantial experience working on other types of real estate and infrastructure projects and smaller-scale investments such as the financing of a desalination facility, cement plants, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, microfinance banks, leasing companies, and manufacturing entities.


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JD, Duke University School of Law, 1997
AB, International Relations, Brown University, 1993

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • Virginia State Bar

Power and Infrastructure Projects:

  • A group of multilateral lenders inconnection with the financing of a 47.5 MWac solar PV plant in Zambia backed by an IDA political risk guarantee; this was the first project financed under the World Bank's Scaling Solar program; named by IJ Global as the African Renewables Deal of the Year for 2017
  • A multilateral institution in connection with its investment in a joint venture for the installation of a Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) and LNG import terminal to support power projects in Bangladesh
  • A group of multilateral lenders in connection with the financing of a 96 MW fuel-oil fired power plant in Senegal backed by a political risk guarantee
  • A group of multilateral and national development banks in connection with the financing of a 50 MWac solar PV plant in Honduras
  • Multiple representations of multilateral and commercial lenders in connection with the secured financing of hydroelectric power plants Latin America, including Honduras (38 MW), Panama (85 MW), Chile (20 MW) and Guatemala (43 MW)
  • A multilateral institution in connection with its equity investment in a Saudi power developer with existing and planned projects in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe
  • A group of multilateral and commercial lenders in connection with the financing of a 66 MW fuel oil-fired power project in Jamaica and the cross-collateralization of such financing with other Jamaican power projects owned by the same sponsor
  • A multilateral lender in connection with the financing of bio-gas projects in Eastern Europe and Pakistan
  • A group of multilateral and commercial lenders in connection with the secured financing of an 87MW diesel-fired power plant in Kenya backed by a political risk guarantee
  • A developer in connection with the preparation of an engineering procurement and construction contract for a hydroelectric power project in the Near East
  • A multilateral lender in connection with the secured financing of a 46 MW wind farm in Chile
  • A multilateral lender in connection with the restructuring of the financing for a 192 MW hydroelectric power project in India
  • A multilateral institution in connection with the creation of a joint development agreement form and the adaptation of such form for infrastructure investments in Asia, Africa, South America and Eastern Europe 
  • A multilateral institution in connection with its equity investment in a Tunisian oil and gas exploration company
  • A private equity firm and power developer in connection with the development of ethanol production facilities in the Southeast United States
  • A multilateral lender in connection with the financing of the expansion of a petroleum products storage terminal in Turkey
  • A group of multilateral lenders in connection with the provision of $275 million in secured financing to a Pakistani energy company to be utilized for the purpose of expanding its generating capacity by 800 MW and rehabilitating its transmission and distribution assets to reduce energy losses
  • A multilateral lender in connection with the secured financing of a seawater desalination plant in Chile
  • A multilateral lender in connection with municipal loans to governments in South America and Eastern Europe for infrastructure rehabilitation and expansion


Industrial, Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Telecommunications Projects:

  • A multilateral lender in connection with its investment in a Singapore-based telecommunications company with operations in Myanmar
  • An export credit agency in connection with numerous loans and loan guarantees to energy and industrial customers, including an ECA's "deal of the year" for 2016 and two transactions named by Trade Finance Magazine as Deals of the Year for 2013
  • A high-growth manufacturing company in connection with obtaining a commitment under the U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program
  • A multilateral lender in connection with the financing of a gold mine in the Solomon Islands
  • Multiple multilateral institutions in connection with the financing of the $1.1 billion restructuring of a Ukrainian steel company
  • A multilateral lender in connection with the secured financing of cement projects in Egypt, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Iraq and Yemen
  • A multilateral lender in connection with the secured financing of numerous agribusiness projects in Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America
  • A multilateral lender in connection with numerous corporate loans to industrial, manufacturing, telecommunications and retail businesses in Panama, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Russia, Albania, Belarus, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and Mali
  • A multilateral lender in connection with numerous local currency project loans to borrowers located in Latin America, Africa and Asia
  • A private investor in connection with the restructuring of secured debt advanced to a multinational company engaged in the delivery of digital radio programming via satellites


Private Equity and Investment Funds:

  • A Canadian development bank in connection with its investment in a company delivering residential solar to numerous countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • A private equity fund in connection with its equity investment in a holding company of power assets in the Dominican Republic
  • A private equity fund in connection with the financing of a Brazilian sugar/ethanol producer
  • A multilateral institution in connection with its fund investments, including: (i) a Mauritius-based fund focused on investments in West Africa, (ii) a Mauritius-based fund focused on investment in the Indian agri-business sector and (iii) a Cayman-based fund-like vehicle focused on power investments in the Middle East
  • A group of investors in connection with a preferred equity subscription in a South American business process information technology company
  • A multilateral institution in connection with numerous venture capital investments in Indian and Chinese companies in clean-tech, information technology and pharmaceutical sectors


Banking and Microfinance:

  • A European multilateral lender in connection with its loans to financial institutions in Latin America
  • A multilateral institution in connection with its equity investments in a Saudi mortgage finance bank and a commercial bank in Oman
  • A multilateral lender in connection with its investments in numerous microfinance banks located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa
  • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, Project Finance,  The Legal 500, 2013 - 2017
  • Legal 500 Latin America, recommended lawyer, US Project Finance, The Legal 500, 2016
  • Recommended Lawyer, International Firms, The Legal 500 Latin America - Projects and Energy, The Legal 500, 2017

Mr. Hushon has spoken at a number of forums and has written a number of articles in the area of international project finance.

  • Bar of the State of New York
  • Bar of the District of Columbia
  • Bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia