Hunton & Williams Promotes Energy Lawyer Dr. Kirk Lovrić To Partner
25 Nov, 2013
Hunton & Williams announces the promotion of Kirk A. Lovrić to partner. Dr. Lovrić has more than 20 years of experience focusing on transport and energy infrastructure projects, including public-private partnerships (PPP), independent power projects (IPPs), and oil and gas project finance transactions in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Russia.
“Investment is growing in Central and Eastern Europe as the region works to modernise its infrastructure. Kirk has distinguished himself for his work on energy and infrastructure projects in the CEE and plays an essential role in guiding our clients through these transactions,” says Bridget Treacy, managing partner of Hunton & Williams’ London office, where Dr. Lovrić is based.
Among Dr. Lovrić’s notable projects are: advising Hrvatska Elektroprivreda on the €800 million Plomin C 500MW power plant in Croatia; representing the Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina) on the design, construction, financing, operation, and maintenance of the €400 million PPP 5C motorway project; representing the Slovak Republic on the design, construction, financing, operation, and maintenance of the €3.1 billion D1 Motorway; and advising the Republic of Croatia on the €350 million Zagreb Airport PPP project. Dr. Lovrić is also advising the Croatian government on the development of natural-gas pipelines, such as the South Stream and the New European Transmission System (NETS), which will unite Central and South Eastern Europe’s transmission networks by creating a common gas transmission system operator.
Dr. Lovrić adds, “Central and Eastern Europe is in desperate need of new infrastructure in the transport and energy sectors, particularly to meet the demand for new power plants. Optimism in these markets is high and growing at a fast pace, making them an enticing platform for investment, partnering and development of new power generation facilities.”
The Hunton & Williams energy practice has more than 150 lawyers dedicated to advising clients on a broad range of energy and infrastructure matters, including financing, project development, asset and company acquisitions and dispositions, energy regulatory and environmental issues, corporate transactions and financial restructuring.
The London office of Hunton & Williams, established in 1999, offers legal services under both UK and US law, including representation of financial institutions and UK and public and private companies in transactions in the UK, Europe, Central Asia, Africa, the US, and South America; advice on a range of financing transactions for both lenders and borrowers with particular emphasis on investment and non-investment grade syndicated financings, project financings, acquisition financings and real estate investment and development; and counsel to governments, sponsors and financial advisers on energy and infrastructure projects worldwide.