Chadbourne & Parke LLP Strengthens Warsaw Project Finance Practice

Friday, April 1, 2005 - 01:00

The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP has announced that Igor Muszyñski, previously the head of White & Case's energy practice in Warsaw, will be joining the Firm as an international partner in its Polish partnership. Three associates are also joining Chadbourne with Mr. Muszyñski.

The group joins Chadbourne's project finance practice, which ranks among the handful of leading project finance practices in the world. The firm has worked for more than 20 years on regulatory matters, transactions, litigation, restructurings, and construction financings and refinancings. Clients include major power and industrial companies, financing sources, and government entities in the development and financing of energy and other infrastructure projects, the sale or acquisition (including privatizations) of energy-related assets or industrial companies, and the financial engineering that improves the value of these assets in the U.S. and abroad.

Mr. Muszyñski is an international expert in legal regulations of infrastructure energy projects. He has advised Polish and foreign energy companies, local governments and customers of electrical energy and fuels. Chambers Global 2004-2005 - The World's Leading Lawyers guide reports that Mr. Muszyñski is a "brilliant regulatory expert with an impressive privatization track record."

The Warsaw attorneys counsel clients on a wide range of matters.Their clients include multinational corporations and other western investors, Polish state-owned and private companies, and Polish government departments.

Christopher Owen has joined the firm as partner in both Chadbourne & Parke LLP and its affiliated multinational partnership, Chadbourne & Parke in London, effective March 15.He will split his time between the Moscow and London offices.

Formerly head of the Moscow office of Lovells, Mr. Owen specializes in capital market transactions and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.He has experience advising issuers and arrangers on the issue and underwriting of fixed income and equity securities in emerging markets and advising international clients on investing in Russia, the CIS and Central Europe.

Chadbourne's Moscow office was established in 1990, and Mr. Owen is the fourth partner there.The office, comprised of more than 20 U.S., English and Russian qualified attorneys (each of whom is bilingual) and a total bilingual staff numbering more than 50,provides a full range of legal services to multinational and domestic clients.