Caroline McDonald

Associate, Houston



Caroline is an associate in White & Case's Project Development and Finance Practice Group in the Houston office. She represents clients in complex domestic and international commercial transactions and projects, including project and infrastructure construction, development and finance, private equity investments, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions, with specific experience in the petrochemical and renewables sectors. Prior to joining White & Case, Caroline worked for another leading global law firm in Houston.

Bars and Courts
Texas State Bar
Vanderbilt University Law School
Political Science
Auburn University


Representation of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago on the groundbreaking strategic restructuring and re-licensing of the Atlantic LNG Project, one of the largest and oldest LNG export facilities in the western hemisphere. White & Case advised the Government and Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries on all aspects of drafting, negotiation and structuring the project, including joint venture arrangements, corporate governance, gas processing, gas transportation and gas sales arrangements, LNG offtake arrangements, operations and maintenance, the licensing and fiscal regime, regulatory issues, budgeting and expenditure processes, ongoing government oversight of the project, and cross-project risk mitigation. The restructuring is the first significant effort by a government worldwide to fundamentally recast the complex web of contracts underlying a mature LNG export project to extend its productive life and encourage further investment.

Representation of one of the world's largest credit-oriented asset managers and a portfolio company in the formation of a strategic partnership to develop, own and operate up to US$500 million of renewable energy microgrid systems for C&I customers.*

Representation of a top global producer of gas-based fertilizers and industrial chemicals in the formation of a joint venture to market, distribute and sell nitrogen fertilizers, industrial ammonia and diesel exhaust fluid in North America.*

Representation of a private equity fund in its approx. US$1 billion back-levered acquisition (by way of joint venture) of a portfolio of wind and solar assets from a global conglomerate.*

Representation of a client in the development and financing of an ammonia production facility constituting the world's largest single-train ammonia synthesis loop.*

*Matters prior to joining White & Case