Raj has more than 20 years extensive experience advising clients in corporate matters and the energy and infrastructure sectors in the U.S., Latin America and Asia. Raj is well recognized for his work on large, complex and innovative transactions and in the past 12 years he has been the lead partner on nine projects that have received “Deal of the Year” award recognition from leading publications including Project Finance International (Thomson Reuters) and Infrastructure Journal and Project Finance Magazine (Euromoney), among others.
In the energy, and project finance and development sectors, Raj represents project sponsors and developers, banks, financial institutions, multilateral development agencies and export credit agencies, investment funds, contractors, suppliers, and other participants on a broad range of project and energy-related transactions. His project development and finance experience includes: conventional, renewable and nuclear power generation plants; oil and petrochemical refineries; upstream and downstream gas and LNG facilities and terminals; LNG ships; telecommunications, road, water and other infrastructure facilities and structures; and greenfield manufacturing and industrial facilities.
Raj also has broad-based experience advising buyers, sellers, investors, and acquisition finance lenders on a wide range of complex mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, strategic investments, disinvestments and recapitalizations across several industry sectors.
Raj is widely recognized for his experience in the area of oil, gas and LNG. Raj advises sponsors and developers, lenders, oil and gas majors, pipeline companies, and ship owners on transactions and financings involving LNG export and import facilities and ships, oil and petrochemical refineries, and gas facilities and pipelines, including in some of the largest global transactions to have taken place.
Raj is chair of the firm’s Japan practice and co-chair of the Asia Steering Committee. He is a frequent speaker and author on energy and project development and finance. Prior to practicing law, Raj was a professional consultant engineer with SNC Lavalin, designing refineries, power plants and nuclear control systems.
Raj has been consistently recognized for more than 18 years as a “Leading Lawyer” for Project Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions by Chamber’s Global Experts; Chambers U.S.A.; Chambers Asia; International Financial Law Review(IFLR); Global Counsel 3000; The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers; Legal Media’s Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers; The Asia Pacific Legal 500; The Latin America Legal 500; Project Finance Expert Guide; Asia Law (Euromoney); and the Institutional Investor, Inc. Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Energy Lawyers. Named “Deal Maker of the Year,” Finance Monthly and a Leading Lawyer for Telecommunications by Euromoney’s Special Edition Guide to the World’s Leading Telecommunications Lawyers.