Jason Webber | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Jason Webber
Jason Webber

Jason Webber

Partner, New York

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“He is very constructive, very easy to deal with and very good at managing complex transactions.”

Chambers USA 2015


Jason focuses on United States and international corporate and financial transactions, particularly those related to the tender, development, financing, acquisition, and divestiture of energy, infrastructure, and natural resource projects.

He was named "Dealmaker of the Year" by the American Lawyer in 2016. His ability to structure innovative solutions that meet the business needs of his clients was also recognized by the Financial Times in its FT North America Innovative Lawyers 2015 report where Jason's representation of Freeport LNG won first place in the category of "Innovation in Legal Expertise: Enabling Clients' Business" and Jason himself was personally lauded by the Financial Times for his leadership of these ground breaking transactions.  Jason was also recently named one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon Magazine.

Jason is the Co-Head of the Oil & Gas Industry Group, one of the Firm's four key global industries. In that context, he has been very active representing clients in midstream energy infrastructure, LNG export and import facilities, petroleum refineries, and petrochemical projects in North America and globally. He is also a member of the Firm's Private Equity Group, where he focuses on mergers & acquisitions in the oil & gas, power, transportation/PPP, and other traditional and emerging infrastructure sectors.

Jason's sponsor clients look to him to effectively and efficiently guide them through the life cycle of their projects and portfolio companies. Jason works shoulder to shoulder with his clients to develop or acquire, finance, and ultimately exit their investments. He has represented clients in the negotiation of complex joint venture arrangements, the structuring of multi-billion dollar competitive auctions for cash equity financings, the structuring of bankable construction and commercial arrangements for new projects, the acquisition of infrastructure and natural resources concessions, and the sale and purchase of energy and infrastructure projects and portfolio companies. Jason has also represented both sponsors and lenders in the negotiation and structuring of a wide array of debt financings, including commercial bank debt, mezzanine financings, tied and untied export credit facilities, acquisition financings, privately-placed notes, and underwritten project bonds.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar


  • JD, Duke University School of Law
  • LLM, International & Comparative Law, Duke University School of Law
  • BA, The University Professors Program, Boston University


  • English


AMP Capital Investors Limited – Everstream Solutions LLC

Representation of AMP Capital Investors Limited, an Australian specialist global investment manager and subsidiary of Australia's largest retail and corporate pension provider, in the acquisition of Everstream Solutions LLC, a super-regional network service provider of fiber-based Ethernet, internet and data center solutions.

IFM Investors – Essential Power Sale

Jason led our representation of IFM Investors in the sale by competitive auction of Essential Power, a 1,767 net MW power generation portfolio with facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England, to The Carlyle Group for an undisclosed amount.

Global Infrastructure Partners – Medallion Gathering System

Representation of Global Infrastructure Partners on its agreement to acquire Medallion Gathering & Processing, LLC (Medallion), the owner of the largest, privately held crude oil transportation system in the Midland Basin of West Texas. GIP acquired Medallion from sellers The Energy & Minerals Group and Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) for a cash purchase price of US$1.825 billion plus additional cash consideration that is linked to GIP’s realized profits at exit.  White & Case also advised GIP on the US$725 million of stapled debt financing provided by Jefferies LLC.

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners – Waste Industries Sale

Representation of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners on the structuring of the competitive auction and subsequent sale of Waste Industries to an investor group comprising funds controlled by HPS Investment Partners, LLC and Equity Group Investments.  Existing shareholders including the founders of Waste Industries and senior management also participated in the sale and purchase and will retain a portion of their investment in Waste Industries.  Waste Industries is a regional provider of nonhazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal services, which operates in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.

Freeport LNG – 2016 Train 2 Project Bonds

Jason led our representation of FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC (FLIQ2), a subsidiary of Freeport LNG and IFM Investors, in the private placement of US$1.25 billion of investment grade project bonds. The proceeds of the issuance were used to refinance a portion of the US$4.025 billion senior secured loans incurred by FLIQ2 to initially finance the development and construction of the second liquefaction train of the multi-train natural gas liquefaction and LNG export facility being constructed at Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas. The 4.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2038 were rated BBB by both S&P and Fitch.

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners – InSite Wireless Acquisition

Jason led our representation of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III in its acquisition of a controlling equity interest in InSite Wireless Group in consideration of approximately $280 million. InSite owns, operates, and manages wireless telecommunications tower site facilities and distributed antenna systems (DAS) across the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Australia. Following the acquisition, InSite is owned by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III, Cox Enterprises, and Catalyst Investors IV, L.P.

Fortis Inc. – ITC Holdings Corp. Cash Equity Offering

Jason led our representation of Fortis Inc. (TSX: FTS), a leader in the North American electric and gas utility business, in the structuring of a competitive auction of a minority interest in ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC). An affiliate of GIC Pte Ltd, a sovereign wealth fund of the Government of Singapore, was the successful bidder in the auction and agreed to provide approximately US$1.2 billion in consideration for a 19.9% equity interest in ITC upon the closing of Fortis' underlying $11.3 billion acquisition of ITC. ITC is the largest independent electric transmission company in the US based in Novi, MI.

Freeport LNG – Train 3 Mezzanine and Senior Secured Debt Financings

Jason led our representation of Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. (Freeport LNG) and its subsidiaries FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC (FLIQ3) and FLIQ3 Super Holdco, LLC (FLIQ3 Super Holdco) in the successful close and funding of the third train of the Freeport LNG multi-train natural gas liquefaction and export facility being constructed at Freeport LNG's existing LNG regasification facility at Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas. Approximately $3.64 billion of non-recourse senior secured debt for the project was provided to FLIQ3 by a syndicate of 27 commercial banks. The remaining $ 0.925 billion of train 3 project costs was funded through a mezzanine note issued in lieu of project equity by FLIQ3's indirect parent FLIQ3 Super Holdco.

Underbidder – Ni America Water

Jason led our representation of a global infrastructure fund in its unsuccessful bid for Ni America, a multi-state regulated water business ultimately acquired by Pacolet Milliken from Metalmark Capital.

Freeport LNG – Train 1 and Train 2 Equity and Senior Secured Debt Financings

Jason led our representation of Freeport LNG and its subsidiaries FLNG Liquefaction, LLC (FLIQ1) and FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC (FLIQ2) in the successful close and funding of the third party equity and senior secured debt financing of the initial two liquefaction trains of Freeport LNG multi-train natural gas liquefaction and export facility being constructed at Freeport LNG's existing LNG regasification facility at Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas. The individual liquefaction trains comprising the facility are separately owned and financed by 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, which raised over $11 billion, 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.

Isolux Infrastructure – I-69 Section 5 Highway

Jason led our representation of Citigroup Global Markets and Jefferies as the underwriters and initial purchasers of $252 million of investment grade tax-exempt private activity bonds (PABs), the proceeds of which were used to finance Isolux Infrastructure's winning bid to design, construct, operate and maintain the I-69 Section 5 highway project under a Public-Private Agreement with the Indiana Finance Authority.

Saudi Aramco – Petro Rabigh Petrochemical Project

Jason represented Saudi Aramco with respect to the offtake and other commercial arrangements governing the multibillion-dollar expansion of Petro Rabigh's petrochemical complex at Rabigh, on Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast. Petro Rabigh is a joint venture that was established between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo in 2006 to develop the existing petrochemical complex. Petro Rabigh is now partially owned by the Saudi investing public.

GDF Suez – Renewable Portfolio

Jason represented the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Mizuho Corporate Bank, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in connection with the US$795 million project financing of a portfolio of five wind and solar projects located in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada (with an aggregate capacity of 270 MW) developed by GDF Suez Canada (also doing business as International Power Canada) and partially divested, at substantial completion, to Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and Fiera Axium Infrastructure.

Recurrent – Solar Portfolio

Jason represented The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, as mandated lead arrangers, lenders and swap counterparties, in a US$410 million acquisition and 20-year term financing facility in favor of a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, Osaka Gas Co. Ltd., and Sharp Corporation in respect of a portfolio of nine photovoltaic solar energy generation projects with an aggregate direct current (DC) capacity of 450 MW.

Saudi Aramco – Yanbu Export Refinery

Jason represented Saudi Aramco in the commercial arrangements and equity financing of a 400,000-barrel-per-day export petroleum refinery, located at Yanbu on Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast. The project has been developed as a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sinopec.

NRG Energy – El Segundo Energy Center

Jason represented Crédit Agricole, Mizuho and RBS, as mandated lead arrangers and lenders in the US$688 million project financing of NRG Energy's 550 MW combined cycle power plant in El Segundo, California. This fast-start, rapid-response CCGT power generating facility is capable of generating more than half its capacity in less than 10 minutes and was developed specifically to enable the greater use of intermittent renewable technology.

Grupo Cobra – Hualapai Valley CSP

Jason represented Grupo Cobra in connection with the acquisition and proposed financing of the 340 MW Hualapai Valley Solar concentrating solar power (CSP) generation facility with molten salt storage in Mohave County, Arizona.


  • Freeport Sets LNG Benchmark, 2015 Yearbook, (co-author with Clark Wohlferd of White & Case LLP and Brent Wahl, Nicholas Gole, and Aaron Neus of Macquarie Capital, Project Finance International)

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Chambers Global 2015

Projects - USA