Sean Goldstein

Partner, Miami

Biography

“Sean Goldstein is ‘practical, works fast and is absolutely bilingual… He really stood out on the deal as an excellent liaison with the local market.’”
Chambers Latin America 2014

Overview

Mr. Goldstein is a New York–qualified partner who concentrates on project finance, bank finance and equipment leasing transactions in Latin America.

He frequently represents project sponsors in infrastructure, natural resource and energy projects and has significant experience in the drafting and negotiation of both project documents (with a particular focus on construction arrangements) and financing documents. He has also represented borrowers and lenders in numerous equipment lease transactions, secured and unsecured credit facilities and capital market offerings throughout Latin America.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Florida State Bar
Education
JD
UCLA School of Law
BA
Western Washington University
Languages
English
Spanish

Experience

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Inter-American Investment Corporation, International Finance Corporation and SERV 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. Named "Best Bond" and "Best Infrastructure Financing: Brazil" by Latin Finance.

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

Altan Redes, S.A.P.I. de C.V.as sponsor in the development of the Mexican nationwide wholesale 4G telecommunications network. Named "Best Infrastructure Financing: Mexico" by Latin Finance.

The senior lenders in connection with the development and financing of a waste-to-energy project located in Mexico.

The Bank of Nova Scotia and Citibank N.A. in connection with the refinancing and expansion financing of the multimodal port located in Punta Caucedo in the Dominican Republic.

Promigas S.A. E.S.P., a leading Colombian gas distributor, and its subsidiary Gases del Pacífico S.A.C. in their inaugural international syndicated loan facility.

A confidential client providing mezzanine financing to support the construction in Chile of (i) a photovoltaic solar power project; and (ii) an inter-connected gas to power project including the construction and development of a combined cycle gas-fired power plant, an LNG floating storage and regasification terminal (with multiple users), related pipelines and transmission lines and a FSRU, including a bareboat charter of the same.

Braskem Idesa, S.A.P.I., as owner in the development, construction and financing of the US$4.5 billion 1,050 kt/y Etileno XXI polyethylene project to be located in Veracruz, Mexico. This deal was selected as "Overall Latin American Deal of the Year" and "Latin American Petrochemicals Deal of the Year" by Project Finance, "Americas Petrochemical Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International, "Project Finance Deal of the Year" by Latin Lawyer and "Deal of the Year" by Trade Finance.

Promigas S.A. E.S.P., in connection with its bid to develop, own and operate two natural gas pipelines located in Latin America.

Empresa de Energía de Bogotá, the second largest electric transmission company in Colombia, in connection with its investment in a natural gas pipeline located in Peru.

A group of international and Chilean commercial-bank lenders in the project financing of the Laberinto Project, a solar photovoltaic electricity generation facility in Chile.

SunPower Asset Co in connection with the development, construction and financing of El Pelícano Project, an approximately 100 MWac solar photovoltaic project located in the Atacama Region III, Chile.

Invenergy Wind LLC and several of its subsidiaries in connection with the acquisition of, and financing for, the 70 MW Campo Palomas Wind Farm in the Salto Department of Uruguay. Our work also involved renegotiating and restructuring various construction, supply and operation and maintenance agreements in parallel with the acquisition and project financing.

Empresa de Generación Huallaga in the development and financing of the approximately US$1.2 billion Chaglla Hydroelectric power-generation project, which will have an installed capacity of approximately 400 MW and is to be constructed on the Huallaga River in the Chaglla district of the department of Huanuco, Peru.

Awards and Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Chambers Latin America 2014, Chambers Global 2014
Projects – Latin America-wide

Leading Lawyer, Chambers Latin America 2014
Energy & Natural Resources