Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced today that Kenneth Schuhmacher, formerly General Counsel & Commercial Director of Skanska Infrastructure Development North America, has joined the firm as a partner in its Energy & Infrastructure Group, resident in New York. Prior to joining Skanska in 2012, Mr. Schuhmacher was a partner with Latham & Watkins in its Project Finance Group.
Dan Mathews, co-head of Orrick's Energy & Infrastructure Group, said:
"Ken is widely respected as one of the leading practitioners in the PPP and infrastructure market. We are very excited to add him and expand our team at a time when our clients in this market are more increasingly active."
Mr. Schuhmacher focuses principally on infrastructure-related and energy-related transactions. He has over twenty years' experience in development and project finance, privatization and acquisitions both in the US and internationally for infrastructure, power (including IPPs) and oil and gas projects. He has represented developers, borrowers, lenders, multilaterals, export credit agencies, issuers, off-takers, governments and national utilities in all phases of development, financing and acquisition of US and international projects, including projects in the Middle East, Africa and the Indian sub-continent. While at Skanska, Mr. Schuhmacher oversaw a range of projects on both the business and legal side, including the successful financial close of the Elizabeth River Crossings Project and managed all of its North American legal matters.
Mr. Schuhmacher said:
"I have had the opportunity to be at the table with the Orrick infrastructure team in connection with numerous projects, and I believe the quality of the group is unmatched. I could not be more excited to join at a time when this practice is growing in the US and internationally. I am particularly excited about the pipeline of PPP projects in the US, as well as the group's work in Africa."
Mr. Schuhmacher earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, an LL.M, with high honors, from the Queens' College of Cambridge University, England, and a B.A., summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College. Over the course of his career, he has been resident in New York and Washington, D.C., as well as London.