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Mitchell Silk

Mitchell Silk

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Mitchell Silk is a projects partner in the banking department and head of the U.S. China group in the New York office. Mitchell concentrates on banking, project finance and direct investment matters and has significant experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He advised on many of China’s landmark project financings in a number of sectors and on China’s largest investment in Colombia, which was in the energy sector, as well as on major wind, gas-fired and nuclear power project acquisitions and financings in the US. He has considerable funds experience and has advised a major investment bank on the structuring, formation, marketing and financing of a large China property fund and an Asian infrastructure fund. He has also represented sponsors on a domestic U.S. infrastructure fund and a transportation debt fund, and regularly advises large pension and other funds on their fund investments. Mitchell also has a particular expertise in bank regulatory, including advising over 50 foreign banks on their strategic expansion in the U.S., as well as representing many PRC banks in large, complex foreign currency financings. He has lectured on project finance, energy, water and infrastructure development, foreign investment, banking law, tax administration and enforcement, environmental protection and international law at various Chinese governmental agencies (in Chinese), as well as at major conferences and universities in the U.S., Hong Kong, Taiwan, PRC and Korea. He taught international law subjects at Beijing University, Shenzhen University and Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade. He was posted in Beijing from 1986–87 and in Hong Kong from 1993 until 2005, where he was head of the Asia projects group from 2000–2003. Mitchell is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese.

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