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Julia Bell is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project Finance and Asset Finance group and is located in the New York office. Ms. Bell's practice focuses on international and domestic corporate and financing transactions, with an emphasis on project and asset-based financing and related capital market transactions in the aviation, oil and gas, power and renewable energy sectors.
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.
Representation of Hess Corporation, a leading global independent energy company engaged in exploration and production, in an SEC-registered public offering of US$600 million principal amount of notes.