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J. Paul Forrester

J. Paul Forrester

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"Praised for being 'at the leading edge of any issue facing the market,'Paul Forrester specializes in structured credit, project development and energy financing. One client enthuses: 'He is very responsive and his knowledge of the space is as good as anyone's.'"

Chambers USA

Paul Forrester is a respected corporate finance and securities lawyer whose practice is especially focused on structured credit, including collateralized loan obligations, energy (including oil and gas, utilities, shipping, refinery and pipeline) financings and project development, and financing (especially concerning renewable energy, industrial, petrochemical, power and transportation projects and infrastructure).

Chambers USA 2012 notes that Paul "has etched out a niche for himself in renewable energy transactions and power project development." Chambers USA 2009 noted that Paul has a "diverse expertise [which] encompasses a variety of derivatives, CLOs, CDOs and bond financing." Chambers USA recently described Paul as “‘Outstanding’ . . . [he] has a practice split between CDOs, structured credit products and project finance. Clients praised his deep technical knowledge. An ‘excellent understanding of where businessmen are coming from’ and ‘a problem-solving attitude’ give Paul . . . a ‘critical perspective,’ instilling in clients ‘a high degree of confidence’ in him." He also "produces great work every time." Legal 500 2009 stated that Paul is "always looking for solutions, and generally finds them", and that Paul "has established an interesting niche in securitized products within the environmental sector." The Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide series recommends Paul as one of the world’s leading lawyers in Project Finance.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 1980, Paul was associated with a law firm based in Sydney, Australia. He served as Director of Bildakit Homes, an Australian enterprise, between 1986 and 1987, subsequently resuming his career with Mayer Brown later in 1987.

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