Junaid Chida offers counseling, structuring, negotiating and deal management guidance on M&A and financing transactions in the domestic and international markets for a wide range of energy, infrastructure, and transportation assets.
With a dominant position in the renewable and clean energy space, Junaid has represented tax-equity investors and other clients in a significant portion of all clean and renewable energy deals done in the United States in the past fifteen years. In addition, he has handled numerous highly structured and complex financings, as well as M&A transactions, including through leveraged leases, partnerships, and other structures. Asset classes have included:
- Wind, solar, fuel cell, geothermal, biomass, and other clean and renewable energy technologies
- Coal-fired, gas-fired, nuclear, and hydroelectric projects
- Industrial projects
- Oil and gas projects
- Water and waste treatment facilities
- Aircraft, ships, rail, intramodal facilities, and other transportation systems and assets
- Satellites and transponders
Constantly vigilant and utterly dedicated to serving his clients, Junaid makes himself available on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year, as does his team. A creative problem solver and strategic counselor, he is valued for his skill at addressing and anticipating his clients’ issues while, at the same time, building bridges and developing solutions that work for all parties in a deal.
Junaid has been recognized by IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms as a leading lawyer in the field of project finance; Super Lawyers for New York-Metro; Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, as a leader in the field of projects; Legal 500, as a leader in asset finance and leasing, project finance (Lender) and project finance (Sponsor); and Chambers Global - The World’s Leading Lawyers as a leader in the field of project finance. Junaid has also been recognized by New York Law Journal as a “Distinguished Leader.”