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Bassam Chain
Bassam Chain
Associate — Energy Transactions & Projects
Associate — Energy Transactions & Projects

Bassam Chain

Bassam Chain
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Bassam Chain

Bassam is a member of V&E’s worldwide Energy Transactions and Projects practice group. His principal areas of practice are project development, project financings, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.

The following is a list of representative matters in which Bassam has assisted.

Project Development

  • Integrated LNG company in the drafting and negotiation of a power purchase agreement in Nicaragua

  • New Fortress Energy in a successful bid to conduct the design, engineering, construction, supply, installation, commissioning and testing required to enable power generation units at the San Juan Combined Cycle Power Plant to utilize natural gas (ongoing)

  • CPChem on its landmark multi-billion dollar petrochemical project in the United States (ongoing)

  • Integrated LNG company in the proposed development of combined LNG/solar microgrid facilities in Puerto Rico

  • Goldman Sachs Renewable Power Fund in the $350 million acquisition from Marina Energy, a subsidiary of Southern Jersey Industries, of its solar portfolio comprised of 76 distributed solar energy projects with total capacity of 204 MW

  • Plains All American Pipeline in the $160.5 million sale of certain natural gas liquid storage and distribution terminals, a propane pipeline, and certain related assets to an affiliate of Crestwood Equity Partners

  • Gulfport Energy Corporation in the sale of its water infrastructure assets across its SCOOP position to a third-party water service provider, valued at approximately $100 million

  • EnCap Investments in the 100% equity sale valued at approximately $151.3 million of certain oil and gas royalty assets to Kimbell Royalty Partners 

  • Global Atlantic Financial Group in the $1.175 billion acquisition from Southern Power of a 33 percent minority interest in its solar portfolio (comprised of 26 operating solar facilities representing approximately 1.7 gigawatts of capacity)

  • BioFields SAPI de CV in connection with its joint venture with Kaiima Bio-Agritech for the development of castor seed genetics in Mexico 

Credentials

  • New York University School of Law, magna cum laude, (Order of the Coif), 2015 (Journal of International Law and Politics)
  • Princeton University, B.A. in Politics, 2012
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Ones to Watch,” 2021
  • New York, Texas
  • Spanish (fluent); Portuguese (working knowledge); Arabic (working knowledge)