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

John Donaleski

Associate, New York

T +1 212 819 7521

E john.donaleski@whitecase.com

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

Representation of Altán Consortium, a 10-company consortium led by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure, the International Finance Corporation and Grupo Multitel (a Madrid based telecommunications firm) 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 thereof. This project is considered to be the largest telecoms project within the Administration of President Peña Nieto and one of the largest telecom projects in the history of Mexico.

Representation of Export Development Canada (EDC) in connection with its direct loans to a satellite operator to fund the construction, launch and operation of a commercial satellite.

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.

Representation of Macquarie Capital Funding LLC as Arranger, Bookrunner, Administrative Agent and a Collateral Agent under a US$305 million secured credit facility required in connection with WG Partners Acquisition, LLC's acquisition of a portfolio of power generation assets.

Representation of Banco BICE, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, The Iyo Bank, Ltd. and Nippon Export and Investment Insurance in connection with the negotiation and execution of the financing documents for a non-recourse project financing for a 98 MW PVac one axis tracker solar photovoltaic power generation plant known as Project Huatacondo, located in the region of Tarapacá, Chile, and its related 10km 200kv high tension transmission line.

Representation of FortisBC Holdings Inc. and Fortis Hawaii Energy Inc. for the 20-year sale, delivery, and purchase of natural gas from an LNG export facility near Vancouver, British Columbia for use in generating units on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island by Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.

Representation of the senior lenders in the financing of a combined cycle power plant and related pipeline and LNG receiving infrastructure.