Suzanne Perry

Partner, Washington, DC


Band One Practitioner: Projects: Agency Financing, Chambers USA 2024

“Suzanne is spectacular.”
Chambers USA 2023


Suzanne is a partner in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Practice based in the Washington office and is co-leader of our Agency Finance Practice in the Americas. She has more than twenty years of experience spanning cross-border project finance, corporate finance and securities transactions, with a particular focus on energy and infrastructure finance. She regularly represents export credit agencies, bilateral and multilateral development finance institutions in major transactions.

Suzanne joined White & Case from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, now known as the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), where she was responsible for legal services in connection with a portfolio of loans in excess of US$2 billion.

Earlier in her career, she advised on investments across Latin America, as Chief Counsel for Darby Overseas Investment Limited, a private funds manager that was part of the Franklin Templeton group. Prior to joining Darby, she handled prominent transactions at leading international law firms and completed a clerkship at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

Bars and Courts
New York
District of Columbia
Juris Doctor
Yale Law School
Bachelor of Arts
Cornell University
Master of Laws
European University Institute
Latin American Private Equity Executive Program, Wharton/LAVCA Executive Education


Syrah Technologies in connection with a $105 million loan from the Federal Financing Bank, guaranteed by the United States Department of Energy under its Advanced Vehicle Technology Manufacturing Program, which was the first commitment under the ATVM program in over a decade.

SK Siltron CSS LLC and its affiliates in connection with a proposed $544 million loan from the Federal Financing Bank, guaranteed by the United States Department of Energy under the Advanced Vehicle Technology Manufacturing Program.

US DOT on the US$120 million secured loan for the development and construction of the Gilcrease Expressway West Project in Oklahoma. US Project Finance Deal of the Year, IFLR 2021.

IDB Invest on the US$440 million limited recourse project financing for the Mendubim 531 MWp portfolio of solar photovoltaic power plants, transmission line and associated interconnection facilities located in the municipality of Assú, Rio Grande do Norte State, Brazil. Latin Finance Renewable Energy Financing of the Year (2023); IJ Global Energy Transition Deal of the Year (2023); IJ Global Renewable Energy Deal of the Year (2023).

DFC on the $125 senior secured loan facility to enable ONEX Elefsis Shipyards and Industries (ONEX) to rehabilitate and modernize the Elefsina shipyard near Athens, Greece.

IFC, Proparco, DEG and DFC on an aggregate of €600 million in loans for Aspen Pharmacare group's sterile injectables facility at Gqeberha in South Africa and the acquisition of additional emerging markets assets. Global Trade Review Top 10 Deal (2021).

The financiers (with particular attention to documentation from the Export Import Bank of the United States on its $4.7 billion direct lending facility) on the US$20 billion project financing Mozambique LNG. The project is the largest-ever foreign direct investment into Africa and was awarded "Global Multilateral Deal of the Year" by PFI 2020.

The financiers on the proposed US$3 billion multi-sourced financing (including ECA-supported project bonds and development finance loans) of an integrated greenfield pulp mill and renewable eucalyptus plantation in Paraguay.

Export Development Canada on restructuring negotiations in connection with its US$230 million limited recourse financing for the PSN VI Satellite Project in Indonesia.

DFC, Proparco and EIB on the US$1 billion Disi Water Project in the Kingdom of Jordan. EMEA Finance Deal of the Year.

Speaking Engagements

CCUS in the US and Abroad: Policy Enablement of Net Zero Objectives, AIEN Chapter Event, Washington, DC, October 18, 2023

DC-Based Agency Finance Products – An Update, Client Webinar, October 18, 2023

Working with US Deparatment of Energy to Finance the Energy Transition, White & Case Annual Energy Seminar, New York, October 12, 2023

Unlocking New Opportunities with ECAs, Export Credit Americas, New York, October 2, 2023

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: US Department of Energy Grants & Loans, White & Case Webinar, September 20, 2023

Innovations in Blended Finance, Client Webinar, July 2023

Designing and Implementing Successful Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), Workshop led with International Senior Lawyers Program, Universidad de los Hemisferios and Counterpart International, with Support from USAID, Quito, Ecuador, September 2022

Regulatory Reactions to Changing Energy Landscape, Global Energy Horizons Summit, Washington, DC, July 2019

Resilience and Sustainability in Infrastructure Projects, IDB Invest Sustainability Week, Panama, June 2019


Moving Cargo for DOE Funded Energy Projects & Cargo Preference Act Compliance, W&C White Paper (April 2024)

ISLP Volunteer Spotlight (January 2023)

Africa's Digital Infrastructure Transformation, White & Case Africa Focus (May 2022)

US Finance Agencies in Africa, White & Case Client Alert (June 2021)

Bridging Africa's Digital Divide, White & Case Africa Focus (April 2021)

Awards and Recognition

Band 1, Chambers USA, Projects: Agency Financing, 2024