“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.’”
Barry Machlin is a partner in 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, is a member of our Asia Board and a former co-Chair of the Global Projects group.
Barry has received numerous accolades for his work, including being selected by the International Financial Law Review as a 2014 “Leading Lawyer” and the Financial Times as a “US Innovative Lawyer 2011”, as well as being named by the American Lawyer as its 2007 "Dealmaker of the Year" in Project Finance. Barry has consistently been ranked in Band 1 by Chambers USA (Projects) and is highly ranked in both the Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America Guides, as well as named a “Leading Lawyer” 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 “deft touch and experience to get [lenders] to a point where everyone can agree.” (Chambers USA 2016). Clients have also said that he is a “fantastic lawyer” (Legal 500 2016).