Mateo Aceves is a corporate associate in Kirkland’s Chicago office. His practice focuses on complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, project and infrastructure development, debt financings and general corporate counselling. Mateo acted for lenders and lead arrangers on the financing of the 644MW Bayonne Energy Center gas-fired power project in New Jersey and for Cheniere Energy on the development of its Corpus Christi liquefaction facility, including reaching a positive final investment decision in connection with its Train 3 project expansion, the issuance of US$1.5 billion in senior secured notes, and the amendment and restatement of its US$8.5 billion credit facilities. He has also represented the ‘YieldCos’ of SunEdison on their US$2.5 billion sale and sponsorship transaction with Brookfield Renewable Partners and a US$1 billion family office on its tax-equity investments in various renewable energy projects. Mateo received a JD with honours from the University of Chicago Law School and a BA summa cum laude from Brandeis University.