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Alexandra N. Farmer

Alex heads the ESG & Impact Practice Group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, which advises some of the world’s most sophisticated and dynamic private equity firms, corporations, and project sponsors and lenders on complex and evolving legal issues relating to ESG and climate-related regulatory requirements, investor demands, strategic opportunities, and voluntary reporting frameworks and coalitions.

Having negotiated hundreds of successful transactions, Alex has significant experience advising clients on climate, environmental, and other ESG issues. This experience includes work on a number of renewable energy and energy transition-focused transactions and projects, such as solar, energy storage, wind, geothermal, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas offsets, and carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS). Alex provides strategic advice to clients on ESG & Impact issues arising in the context of fund formations, SPACs, IPOs, sustainable finance structures, and other complex transactions.

Alex has been recognized by attorney ranking directories, such as Chambers USA, The National Law Journal, Law360, and The Legal 500. She is a featured contributor to such publications as the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, Bloomberg Law, Corporate Secretary, Private Equity Law Report, and Law360, as well as the Kirkland Energy & Infrastructure Blog and Kirkland AIM. She frequently speaks at legal or ESG conferences, such as events held by American Bar Association, American Law Institute, Environmental Law Institute, IJGlobal, and Private Equity International.

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