Baker & McKenzie LLP
Mona Dajani is a partner in the New York and Chicago offices of Baker & McKenzie and is a leader of the renewable practice and elected member of the Steering Committee for Banking & Finance at the firm. She has been engaged in the renewable energy industry for over 20 years. Ms. Dajani's experience extends to all elements of renewable energy development and finance, including equity and debt financing, merger and acquisition transactions, equipment purchase and sale agreements, power purchase agreements, siting and other real property issues, governmental approvals and construction and EPC contracts in the United States and around the world. She focuses her global practice on tax equity, project finance, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, portfolio acquisitions, construction and/or restructuring for government and private clients involving energy and clean technology companies. She has particular expertise with respect to syndicated loan and debt capital markets transactions, syndicated commercial bank debt, commercial paper programs, export credit agencies and other government guaranteed financing and risk insurance programs; the development, financing, sale, and acquisition of domestic and international energy projects; and arranging capital for new and established energy companies. She has represented a wide variety of commercial and public institutions, developers, utilities, energy and clean technology companies, private equity funds, investment banks, commercial banks, and multilateral agencies in transactions throughout the North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
- Ms. Dajani repeatedly has been recognized as a leading lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America, Legal 500, IFLR1000, Rising Legal Stars, Law 360, The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2016 and other publications. She was elected to the Board of Directors for the American Council of Renewable Energy (ACORE) in 2015 and continues to serve.
- Ms. Dajani is a regular contributor and commentator for International Financial Times, CNN Radio, POLITICO, Bloomberg Energy, FOX News,New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio and USA Today, among others.
Under her leadership, Baker's renewable energy group closed more than 500 renewable energy transactions for more than $98 billion in capital, and consistently captured every top ranking presented to law firms in the industry. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including being named Attorney of the Decade by the National Law Journal, and one of the Five Most Influential People in Renewable Energy by Euromoney/Institutional Investor.
Ms. Dajani is an author and contributes to Energy Law and Transactions, a definitive treatise used by authorities that discusses the energy industry — covering all traditional energy sources, such as oil, gas, electricity, and coal, as well as nontraditional energy technologies and sources, such as hydroelectricity, solar, nuclear, biomass, and cogeneration — from exploration and production through transmission, distribution, and final consumption by the end-user.