John Donaleski | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 John Donaleski
 John Donaleski

John Donaleski

Associate, New York

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Overview

John Donaleski is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project Finance and Asset Finance Group in the New York office of White & Case. He concentrates on domestic and international project transactions and has represented financial institutions (including development banks and export credit agencies, commercial banks and private equity funds), airlines and developers in connection with the development, construction, purchase, sale and financing of energy and infrastructure assets (including telecommunication networks, towers, and satellites, liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction/export and regasification/import terminals, LNG floating storage and regasification units (FSRU), and renewable and nonrenewable power facilities.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • BA, Rice University

Languages

  • English

Experience

Altán Redes – Red Compartida / Mexican 4G LTE Wireless Project

Representation of Altán Redes, a 10-company consortium led by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Grupo Multitel in connection with the development and deployment of a 4G LTE shared wholesale telecommunications' services network (Red Compartida) following from its winning bid in Mexico's historic international public tender process for the concession.

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners – InSite Wireless / North American Telecommunications Tower Acquisition

Representation of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition of a controlling equity interest in InSite Wireless Group in consideration of approximately US$280 million. InSite owns, operates, and manages wireless telecommunications tower site facilities and distributed antenna systems across the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Australia.

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners – Aligned Energy / US Data Center Acquisition

Representation of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners in its investment in Aligned Energy Holdings, L.P., an infrastructure technology company and leading data-center provider.

Export Development Canada – PSN Enam / Indonesian PSN VI Satellite Project

Representation of Export Development Canada (EDC) as initial lender of secured senior debt in the aggregate principal amount of up to US$154 million for PT PSN Enam Indonesia to build and launch a commercial communications satellite, PSN VI. Once launched, PSN VI will offer a broad range of applications and technological advances across the Indonesian archipelago.

Goldman Sachs, IDB, IFC and SERV – CELSE / Brazilian LNG Regasification Project

Representation of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) in connection with the structuring of the financing for the design, construction, and operation of a 1,516 MW thermoelectric power plant and related LNG receiving and gas transportation infrastructure, located in Barra dos Coqueiros, in the State of Sergipe, Brazil.  At approximately R$5.0 billion (U.S.$1.8 billion), this is the largest LNG-to-power financing in Latin America to date.  Swiss Export Risk Insurance insured 95% of the payment obligations by CELSE under the Brazilian Debentures.

SPEC – Colombian LNG Regasification Project

Representation of Sociedad Portuaria El Cayao S.A. E.S.P. in the development of an LNG receiving, storage and regasification terminal to be located in Cartagena, Colombia.

Mezzanine Lender - Chilean LNG Regasification Project

Representation of a confidential client who provided mezzanine financing to support the construction in Chile of a photovoltaic solar power project; a combined cycle gas-fired power plant; an LNG regasification terminal; and related pipelines and transmission lines.

Venture Global – US LNG Liquefaction Project

Representation of Venture Global in respect of the financing of its 10 million tonne per annum liquefaction and export terminal to be located at Calcasieu Pass in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.

Magnolia LNG – US LNG Liquefaction Project

Representation of the lenders to the Magnolia LNG Project, an 8 million tonne per annum liquefaction and export terminal being developed by Liquefied Natural Gas Limited in the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Fortis – ITC / North American Transmission Line Company Acquisition

Representation of Fortis Inc., a leader in the North American electric and gas utility business, in the structuring of a competitive auction for a minority investment in ITC Holdings Corp. (ITC). An affiliate of GIC Private Limited (GIC), Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, 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, in connection with Fortis' acquisition of ITC in a transaction valued on announcement at approximately US$11.3 billion.