Andrew Schifrin has been practicing law for more than twenty-five years and focuses his practice on infrastructure and energy-related project development and finance as well as transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. He represents a broad range of industry participants including investors, developers/sponsors, power plant owners, industrial and commercial concerns, lenders and other financial institutions, energy marketing and management companies, manufacturers and service providers.
Andrew has a multidisciplinary transactional practice. He has drafted, negotiated, analyzed, and restructured numerous types of agreements, including those related to infrastructure and power plant development; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures and investments; off-take agreements (including project agreements [“PPP”], wholesale and retail power purchase agreements [“PPAs”], tolling arrangements, capacity sales agreements and contracts for differences, thermal energy sales and water purchase); operation and maintenance; long-term service agreements; interconnection; fuel supply and storage; transmission; engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”); design, build, finance and operation agreements; and other contracts associated with the development, acquisition, servicing and operation of infrastructure projects and electric, thermal and desalination plants.
With respect to power, he has extensive experience with a wide variety of power generation technologies, including gas, coal, oil, hydroelectric, wind, solar, biomass, waste-to-energy, cogeneration, fuel cells and other renewable and non-renewable technologies.
In recent years, Andrew has assisted clients with their development of numerous renewable energy facilities, and has helped negotiate more than 1,000 megawatts (“MW”) of executed power purchase agreements for these clients in the United States. He has led negotiations for numerous clients with respect to utility, corporate and commercial off-take arrangements, including physical transactions (such as PPAs, Tolling Agreements and Hedges) and non-physical transactions (such as Contracts for Differences and Synthetic PPAs). Over the course of his career, Andrew has helped clients in connection with the development of thousands of megawatts of generation.