Diana Schawlowski | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Diana Schawlowski
Diana Schawlowski

Diana Schawlowski

Associate, New York

Overview

Diana is an associate in White & Case's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance group in New York. Her experience includes project- and asset-based financings and related capital markets transactions.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • JD, Duke University School of Law
  • LLM (Comparative and International Law), Duke University School of Law
  • MA (Islamic Law), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • BA, Yale University

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Romanian
  • French
  • Spanish

Experience

Representation of Freeport LNG with respect to over US$14 billion of third party cash equity, mezzanine debt, and senior secured debt financings for the first three liquefaction trains of the Freeport LNG multi-train natural gas liquefaction facility at Quintana Island in Texas. The individual liquefaction trains comprising the facility are separately owned and financed by wholly and partially-owned subsidiaries of Freeport LNG. The four transactions comprising the third party equity and senior secured debt financing of the first two liquefaction trains were the largest fully non-recourse project financing in history and were collectively named "2014 Global Deal of the Year" by IJGlobal, "2014 Americas Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International magazine, and one of the "2014 Americas Deals of the Year" by Trade Finance magazine. The mezzanine and senior secured debt financings of the third liquefaction train subsequently closed in April 2015.

Representation of Waypoint Leasing Holdings Ltd., the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, in connection with a $300 million term loan facility with BNP Paribas, as administrative agent, and BNP Paribas, MUFG Union Bank, N.A., RBC Capital Markets and Wells Fargo Bank Securities, as lead arrangers.

Publications

  • The Islamic Mahr in German and in English Courts, Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, Volume 16, 2010-2011