Peter Dagher | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Peter Dagher

Associate, New York

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Overview

Peter is an associate in White & Case's Energy, Infrastructure, Project Finance and Asset Finance Group in New York.

His practice focuses on infrastructure projects (in the power generation, oil and gas, and renewables sectors) and aircraft finance (asset-based, corporate, and Export-Import Bank supported loans). He has represented investment banks, private equity funds, large institutional clients, airlines and aircraft leasing companies in connection with international and domestic transactions.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • LLM, European Law, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
  • JD, Fordham University School of Law
  • BS, Finance and International Business, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

Languages

  • English
  • German

Experience

Representation of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) on multiple confidential matters.

Representation of Goldman Sachs, IDB Invest, IFC, and Swiss Export Risk Insurance (SERV) in connection with the structuring of the financing for the design, construction, and operation of the CELSE project - a 1,516 MW thermoelectric power plant and related LNG receiving and gas transportation infrastructure (including an FSRU charter), located in Brazil.  In connection with the financing, Goldman Sachs served as global coordinator, sole book-running manager and sole initial purchaser in the offering by a Luxembourg special purpose vehicle (Lux SPV) of Senior Secured Notes.  The Lux SPV used the proceeds from the notes to purchase zero withholding tax Brazilian debentures issued by CELSE, which were insured by SERV for 95% of the payment obligations.  CELSE also received committed loans from IDB Invest and IFC. At approximately BRL$5.0 billion (U.S.$1.8 billion), this transaction was the largest LNG-to-power financing in Latin America at the time of closing. 

Representation of a confidential client who is providing mezzanine financing to support the construction and development in Chile of (i) a photovoltaic solar power project and (ii) an integrated gas to power project including a combined cycle gas-fired power plant, an LNG floating storage and regasification terminal (with multiple users) along with a dedicated FSRU, and related pipelines and transmission lines.

Representation of Global Infrastructure Partners in its US$1.825 billion acquisition of Medallion Gathering & Processing, LLC, the largest privately held crude oil transportation system in the Midland Basin of West Texas.

Representation of Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Chase & Co. in connection with a US$1.385 billion term loan to Traverse Midstream Partners LLC, a pipeline company whose portfolio includes the 715-mile Rover Pipeline and the 52-mile Ohio River System pipeline.

Representation of Pegasus Airlines on the AFIC-backed financing to purchase three new 737-800 aircraft and on multiple US Export-Import Bank related transactions including prepayments, wet leases and engine substitutions.

Representation of Wings Capital Partners in connection with a secured revolving loan facility with Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and a secured commercial paper conduit facility with Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank used to finance the purchase of aircraft leased to various domestic and international airlines.

Representation of IFM Investors in the sale of Essential Power, a 1,767 MW power generation portfolio to the Carlyle Group.

Publications

  • Social Impact Bonds and the Private Benefit Doctrine: Will Participation Jeopardize a Nonprofit's Tax-Exempt Status?, 81 Fordham Law Review 3479, 2013

Awards & Recognition

Fordham Law Review

Fordham Moot Court Board

Alpha Sigma Nu