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James Langlois is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project Finance and Asset Finance Group in the Houston office of White & Case. James has been involved in transactions in the Power, Asset Finance, Oil & Gas and Infrastructure sectors, representing lenders, borrowers and sponsors in matters in the United States, Latin America and the Middle East. James regularly represents clients in the oil & gas industry, including Saudi Aramco, on some of their most significant projects.
Prior to joining White & Case, James was a U.S. Army Officer in the First Cavalry Division, serving as a Platoon Leader and high-level Key Leader Engagement Officer in the Middle East. James also served as a socio-political advisor for the U.S. Department of Defense in Central Asia.
James is also active in White & Case's pro bono initiatives, focusing particularly on veteran's issues and international human rights.
Representation of Altán Redes, S.A.P.I. de C.V., the first Mexican wholesale shared mobile network, in the negotiation and implementation of an industrial partnership agreement with both Axtel and Mega Cable (two of the most prominent Telecom companies in Latin America) for the design, installation, operation, maintenance and commercialization of a nationwide 700 MHz LTE wholesale shared network and for the exploitation of two optical fiber strands assigned by the Federal Power Commission (Comisión Federal de Electricidad). These agreements will be instrumental in allowing Altán to comply with its contractual obligations under a certain PPP agreement with the Mexican government to ensure a 30-percent coverage of the Mexican population during the first quarter of 2018.
Representation of a confidential client who provided mezzanine financing to support the construction in Chile of (i) a photovoltaic solar power project; (ii) a combined cycle gas-fired power plant; (iii) an LNG regasification terminal; and (iv) related pipelines and transmission lines.
Representation of First Commercial Bank as lender and agent in connection with a pre-delivery and post-delivery loan financing of two vessels under construction by Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co. Ltd.