Kian is an associate in the Project Development and Finance Group in the London office.
Kian advises lenders, borrowers and sponsors across a spectrum of project and acquisition finance transactions, with a specific emphasis on major energy and infrastructure project financing in Australia.
Kian also spent six months on secondment to Fotowatio Renewable Ventures as junior support for its general counsel.
Acquisition of stake in National Grid's gas transmission and metering business
Representation of Macquarie Asset Management on its acquisition of a 60 percent stake in National Grid plc's UK gas transmission and metering business in a consortium with institutional investors.
Black Sea Trade Development Bank loan to Energean
Representation of Energean Oil & Gas S.A. on the provision of a loan from the Black Sea Trade Development Bank, which is supported by a guarantee and subordinated loan from the Greek State.
Acquisition of John Laing's wind farm renewable portfolio
Representation of First Sentier Investors (FSI) on its acquisition of John Laing's Australian wind farm renewable portfolio, including John Laing's stake in the Cherry Tree and Kiata wind farms in Victoria, Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia and the Granville Harbour wind farm in Tasmania.
Lightsource bp greenfield solar farm projects
Representation of Westpac Banking Corporation, Export Development Canada, ING and Intesa Sanpaolo on the portfolio project financing of two Lightsource bp greenfield solar farm projects in Australia: a 214MWdc solar farm located near Woolooga, Queensland and a 107MWdc solar farm located near West Wyalong, New South Wales.
AUD$1.5 billion Footscray Hospital
Representation of the lenders to the Plenary Health consortium, comprising Plenary Group (financial sponsor, 70 percent equity investor and asset manager), Multiplex (construction contractor), Honeywell and Compass Group (facility services providers) and Sojitz Corporation (30 percent equity investor), on all aspects of the project financing of the AUD$1.5 billion new Footscray Hospital, the single largest health infrastructure investment in Victoria, Australia, to date.
Evendale Solar Park
Representation of France's Natixis on the project financing of the 204MW Edenvale Solar Park in Queensland, Australia.
Columboola Solar Farm
Representation of Hana Financial Investment on the acquisition, development and project financing of the 162 MW Columboola Solar Farm in Queensland, Australia.
Term loan facility limit refinancing of an Australian wind farm
Representation of the lenders in relation to the term loan facility limit refinancing of a wind farm in Australia, which is supported by a PPA from an electricity generation company.
Financing the purchase of equipment for open cut coal mine
Representation of a coal producer in relation to a financing to purchase certain equipment for use in an open cut coal mine.
Molong Solar Farm
Representation of Amp Solar Group Inc. on the development and A$40m financing of the Molong Solar Farm near Orange, New South Wales.
Delivery and management of the long-term accommodation for fly-in-fly-out workers in Western Australia
Representation of a financial institution in relation to providing financing for the purpose of the delivery and management of the long-term accommodation for fly-in-fly-out workers in Western Australia.
Yandin Wind Farm
Representation of the senior lenders in relation to the A$360m financing for the purpose of the development of the 214MW Yandin Wind Farm.
Macarthur Wind Farm
Representation of Malakoff in relation to the refinancing of its 50% interest in the 420MW Macarthur Wind Farm.
Australasia oil and gas assets
Representation of the lenders in respect of the financing of a selective share buy back and the acquisition of oil and gas assets in Australasia.