Robert Edwards

Mr. Edwards collaborates across the firm to bring innovative structuring and financing solutions to technology companies across the energy spectrum. His expertise in project finance and structuring, his experience in accessing cost share grants, DOE and USDA loan guarantees and his knowledge of global commodities markets allows Mr. Edwards to provide value added solutions to emerging companies in the energy space. In the electric sector, he has been involved in smart grid, distributed generation, high voltage transmission projects and the digital technologies supporting the transformation of the electric grid. In the oil and gas and biofuels sectors, he works with companies working on the introduction and deployment of innovative technologies in the natural gas and oil sectors including gas-to-liquids projects, LNG export projects and producers using hydraulic fracturing technologies to develop shale gas and tight oil in environmentally sound ways. In the biofuels space, he works with companies developing next generation biofuels.

Mr. Edwards served as lead counsel on more than $10 billion in energy, infrastructure and auto industry project financings. He has represented utilities, independent power producers, and investors in acquisition and divestiture of domestic and international energy projects, including buyers and sellers in competitive auctions for share interests in project financed projects, and asset acquisitions of generating plants and other energy assets. He is experienced in domestic and international renewable energy projects, and emerging issues relating to climate change and renewable energy policies in the U.S. and abroad. He has advised utility clients on developing strategies for compliance with state mandated renewable portfolio standards. He has also advised biofuels and oil and gas clients on the changing regulatory frameworks affecting their industries and as to the administration and implementation of energy regulations, laws and policies.

Mr. Edwards holds a J.D. Law and MBA in Business from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Art in Economics from Harvard University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.