Allan Marks is a partner in the Global Project Finance Department of Milbank and is based in the Firm’s Los Angeles office. As part of a broad corporate and finance practice, he has represented companies involved in power, oil and gas, transportation, telecommunications, technology, real estate, and other industries. Mr. Marks routinely represents developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters in the development and financing of complex infrastructure projects worldwide, with special expertise in the energy, telecommunications and transportation sectors. He has participated in numerous project financings, acquisitions, restructurings, securities offerings and private placements for a variety of sophisticated institutional clients. Many of the innovative transactions he has handled have been recognized as “Deals of the Year” by leading industry publications. He speaks and publishes frequently on energy markets (especially as related to renewable and alternative energy), infrastructure investments, cross-border financing issues, and emerging markets. Mr. Marks has worked on transactions throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas over the past two decades with an aggregate value in excess of $50 billion.
Mr. Marks received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from The Johns Hopkins University and received a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley Law School. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley Law School, where each Spring he teaches a course on Energy & Infrastructure Project Finance (LAW 247). He has given lectures at Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) and the Berkeley Center for Law and Business. He was previously an adjunct lecturer for the post-graduate program in Derecho de Empresa at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City. For several years he has been ranked by Chambers USA as one of California’s leading project finance lawyers and in the top tier of transportation infrastructure lawyers nationally. Mr. Marks was also recently named as a leading lawyer for projects by Chambers Latin America 2009.