“Wins widespread acclaim as an attorney who has ‘set the bar in terms of client service and project finance expertise’… [he has an] ability to ‘reconcile the achievement of the business objective with the law.’”
Chambers USA 2012
Barry Machlin is co-Chair of Mayer Brown's Global Projects group and concentrates on international and domestic project finance and infrastructure transactions of all types. Barry has led or had a central role in transactions involving more than 60 countries spanning a wide range of sectors, including power (coal, gas, wind and nuclear), oil and gas (pipelines, petrochemical and other facilities), ports and aviation, satellite/telecom and other areas. Barry also has represented sovereigns, state-owned enterprises and investors in privatization matters and cross-border investment and financing transactions. Barry served for four years on the firm’s global Partnership Board and on our Asia Board.
Barry has received numerous accolades for his work, including being selected by Financial Times as a “US Innovative Lawyer 2011” and named by the American Lawyer as its 2007 "Dealmaker of the Year" in Project Finance. Barry also has been regularly listed in Chambers USA Leading Lawyers and Chambers Global Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers (Project Finance), in the Legal 500 United States, in the Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Project Finance Lawyers, and in the International Who's Who of Project Finance Lawyers. He was named to The Best Lawyers in America, was named a "Super Lawyer" in both Washington, DC and Illinois, and was recommended by Legal Media Group's "Expert Series" as one of the world's leading lawyers in Project Finance. Chambers
has cited praise for Barry for his "great attention to detail and super customer service" (Chambers USA
2006). Clients have also said that he is "a very responsive, very intelligent lawyer who really puts the client's needs first" (Legal 500