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The Texas Lawbook: O’Melveny Jolts Texas Growth With LNG Expert From K&SNovember 18, 2021
O’Melveny has expanded its capabilities in Texas with the addition of energy dealmaker Monica Hwang. “As the world continues to demand cleaner, more efficient forms of energy, Monica brings a rare practice strength that will immediately benefit our clients,” O’Melveny chair Bradley J. Butwin said. “She will join with our colleagues in Austin and Dallas — and with energy-focused lawyers across the firm — to guide clients on innovative LNG projects, other complex energy transactions and cutting-edge initiatives, including carbon sequestration and green hydrogen,” Butwin added. Hwang told the publication that O’Melveny’s powerhouse project finance team, expertise in technology, and reputation in Asia are the three main reasons she was attracted to the firm. “My LNG-to-power transactions are always interesting because I am likely the only non-Spanish speaking Asian-American lawyer active in the Latin American energy space,” Hwang said. “I really enjoy the sophisticated players and the collaborative nature of negotiations on those deals. There are many innovations being made in that space, including power generators moving towards the terminal to procure LNG and LNG suppliers investing into downstream infrastructure.”Read the full article here.