Mihret Woldesemait

Associate, Washington, DC

Biography

Overview

Mihret is an associate in the Washington, DC office and a member of the Firm's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Practice. Her practice spans Project Finance, Antitrust, and International Arbitration. She has also been involved in diligence on finance and project development matters, including evaluating the bankability of concessions under public private partnership programs.

Mihret is actively involved in the Firm’s pro bono activities, specifically focusing on environment and Africa-related efforts.

During law school, Mihret was the Vice President of the Harvard African Law Association (2018 to 2019) and Co-chair of the African Development Conference (2017-2018). Through clinical programs, she supported institutions and stakeholders in oil and mining industries in West Africa in different capacities.
 

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
New York State Bar
Education
Bachelor of Arts
Duke University
Juris Doctor
Harvard Law School
Languages
English
Amharic

Experience

DFC in connection with two wind projects proposed in the Republic of Georgia.

A multilateral institution with financing telecommunications projects in Africa.

Lenders on a €334 million commercial bank term loan to Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank with a guarantee from the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a member of the World Bank Group, the proceeds of which will be used for COVID-related financing purposes.

Parties in investment arbitrations involving solar and telecommunications projects before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).