Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Giji John is a partner in the Houston office, and spends his time working on industry-leading renewable energy deals. He has led development and financing transactions for wind, solar and energy storage transactions since the earlier days of the renewable energy industry in 2008, representing almost $10 billion of capital investment. Since 2012, Giji has worked both for, and across from, large corporate and industrials- such as Amazon, Bloomberg, Chevron, Facebook, General Motors, Microsoft, and Nestle- in securing multi-million dollar renewable energy deals to achieve their sustainability goals. In 2019, Giji represented Microsoft in rolling out new risk mitigation instruments that allow corporates to significantly reduce the risk of carrying these transactions while continuing on their carbon reduction path. This deal won the Financial Times “Enabling Business Growth and Transformation Award,” and Giji was commended by FT for his leadership of that deal. In addition to the FT commendation, Giji was included as one of 100 worldwide lawyers in A Word About Wind’s Legal Power List 2020 and has been repeatedly recognized as a leading practitioner in the areas of Project Finance and Renewable Energy by Chambers USA/Global, The Legal 500, Law 360 and Public Utilities Fortnightly.