Christopher Mann

Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Christopher Mann

Christopher Mann

Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Biography

Christopher L. Mann coordinates Sullivan & Cromwell’s global infrastructure practice and its sovereign finance practice. He is a core member of the Firm’s Latin America team and is co-head of both its international trade & investment/CFIUS practice and its Africa practice. Mr. Mann has over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of corporate and financing matters in infrastructure, natural resources and other sectors, including project development and finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, capital markets, strategic finance and restructuring matters. He has acted frequently for sponsor and lending clients, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds and hedge funds in equity and debt investments in the United States, Latin America, southern Africa and elsewhere.

Recognitions

Mr. Mann is regularly recognized for his work in corporate and financing matters by the following authorities:
* Chambers Global
* Chambers Latin America – among the most recognized lawyers in the Latin America-wide guide with high standings in four categories (corporate/M&A, projects, banking & finance and capital markets) (2020)
* Chambers USA
* Latin Lawyer
* The Legal 500 Latin America – Recognized on the Private Practice Powerlist Mexico (2017)
* The Legal 500 United States
* IFLR

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS
Infrastructure
* Gateway Development Commission, the New York/New Jersey bistate commission to develop, finance and build a new tunnel and rail line under the Hudson River from Pennsylvania Station to Hoboken, New Jersey
* Wren House Infrastructure Management, the global infrastructure investment manager controlled by Kuwait Investment Authority, in the pending acquisition of i3 Broadband, the Illinois fiber-to-the-home business, from Seaport Capital
* A member of a consortium led by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners in the purchase of Long Beach Container Terminal from Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. pursuant to a National Security Agreement that COSCO Shipping, a Chinese state-owned enterprise, entered into with CFIUS in connection with COSCO’s acquisition of Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas
* Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its C$1.75 billion acquisition from Enbridge Inc. (Canada) of 49% of Enbridge’s interests in select North American onshore renewable power assets, as well as 49% of Enbridge’s interests in two German offshore wind projects. Concurrently, CPPIB and Enbridge entered into an agreement whereby the two parties formed a 50-50 joint venture to pursue future European offshore wind projects
* Grupo Argos in the COP 407 billion sale of its 50% stake in the port operator Compañía de Puertos Asociados (Compas) to West Street Infrastructure Partners III, an investment fund managed by Goldman Sachs
* Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, OMERS Infrastructure Management and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in their acquisition of Chicago Skyway toll road from Cintra and Macquarie. Named North America M&A Deal of the Year by IJGlobal
* CIC Capital as a member of a consortium led by Brookfield in a $5.2 billion acquisition of a 90% stake in the natural gas pipeline unit of Petrobras. Named Global M&A Deal of the Year: Latin America by The American Lawyer and Latin American Midstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year by IJGlobal
* Pocahontas Parkway and Macquarie in the sale by Macquarie, CPPIB and Centerbridge Partners of 100% of the equity in Pocahontas Parkway to Globalvia
* Macquarie Group Limited in its acquisition of a 50% stake in Pocahontas Parkway Holdings, LLC
* GBM Infraestructura and Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners in the acquisition of all of the equity interest of Oak Creek, a Marubeni subsidiary, in the Tres Mesas wind project under development in Mexico. Named Latin America Wind Deal of the Year by IJ Global
* Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in a series of transactions in which it acquired a substantial minority stake in Transportadora de Gas del Perú S.A. (TgP) and entered into a joint venture with respect to TgP’s operating company, Tecgas Inc. (Tecgas)
* Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its US$1.14 billion acquisition of a 49.99% equity stake in five Chilean toll roads from Italy’s Atlantia
* Bidders for the long-term concession of Luis Muñoz Marín airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico
* GS Infrastructure Partners II in its joint venture arrangements with Abertis (Spain) for the upgrade and operations of the PR-5 and PR-22 toll roads in Puerto Rico
* Liberty Roads Consortium, consisting of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, GS Infrastructure Partners, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and Transurban Group, in its US$12.1 billion runner-up bid for a concession for the Pennsylvania Turnpike
* GS Infrastructure Partners in its significant equity investment in Carrix, Inc. (parent company of SSA Marine, the largest U.S.-owned, privately held marine terminal operator in the world)
* Anglo American plc in the Minas-Rio port facility project in Brazil
* New York Football Giants in the refinancing of New Meadowlands Stadium and the financing of a new practice facility
* Transurban Limited in structuring an infrastructure fund for North American investments
* A bidder for a fiber optic business in a pending private auction
* A bidding consortium for the long-term concession of St. Louis Lambert International Airport
* A major airline in a pending matter involving a terminal at JFK airport
* Bidders for the Chicago Midway International Airport concession
* A bidder for the LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal concession
* A bidding consortium for an equity investment in Freeport LNG Liquefaction Train II in Freeport, Texas
* A bidder for the original concession of Chicago Millennium Garages, the downtown public parking system
* A bidder on the PPP project to develop a portion of State Highway 121 in Texas
* A bidder for the I-595 Corridor Roadway Improvements Project being concessioned by the State of Florida Department of Transportation
* A bidder for a greenfield container terminal in Brazil
* A bidder for one or more toll roads concessions in Brazil
Project Development and Finance
* Teck Resources Limited (Canada) and Compañía Minera Teck Quebrada Blanca (Chile) in the project financing of the Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 copper project in Chile
* Cheniere Corpus Christi LNG (U.S.) – US$11.5 billion project financing of Cheniere Energy’s LNG liquefaction project. Ranked by Project Finance International as Americas Deal of the Year and by IJGlobal as North America LNG Deal of the Year
* Sincor/PetroCedeño (Venezuela) – landmark US$4.6 billion Sincor extra heavy oil project, the largest greenfield oil project financing completed to date in Latin America, and subsequent debt restructuring in connection with acquisition by the Venezuelan government of a majority stake. Ranked by Latin Lawyer 250 as Latin America Restructuring Deal of the Year
* Camisea Gas Project (Peru) – US$837 million project financing of gas pipeline project. Ranked by Project Finance as Latin America Oil & Gas Deal of the Year
* Numerous major mining and related infrastructure projects in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Guyana and Venezuela in the bauxite, copper, gold, iron ore, nickel and silver sectors, as detailed in “Mining and Metals”
* Port Arthur Coker (U.S.) – US$1 billion project financing of Coker project. Ranked by Project Finance International as Americas Industrial Deal of the Year
* Kutubu Petroleum Project (Papua New Guinea) – US$1 billion project financing of oil field and pipeline project
Mergers and Acquisitions
* Wren House Infrastructure Management, the global infrastructure investment manager controlled by Kuwait Investment Authority, in the pending acquisition of i3 Broadband, the Illinois fiber-to-the-home business, from Seaport Capital
* ?Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its pending C$1.75 billion acquisition from Enbridge

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Christopher Mann
Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Education
MPhil
Class of 1987
AB
Class of 1985
Memberships
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The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Career History
Partner
Current

Sullivan & Cromwell provides legal advisory services to financial, healthcare, insurance, real estate, energy, other sectors.

Clerk
1989 - 1990

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (in case citations, 2d Cir.) is one of the thirteen United States Courts of Appeals. Its territory comprises the states of Connecticut, New York, and Vermont, and the court has appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts: District of Connecticut, Eastern District of New York, Northern District of New York, Southern District of New York, Western District of New York, District of Vermont.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees
Prior
Political Donations
Transactions
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Wren House Infrastructure Management Ltd. purchases i3 Broadband LLC from Seaport Capital LLC

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Deutsche Börse AG purchases Axioma, Inc. from TL Ventures, Inc., RK Ventures Group LLC, Salmon River Capital LLC, Nyca Partners LLC

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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. purchases Compañía de Puertos Asociados SA from Grupo Argos SA

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Awards & Honors
2013
Chambers Latin America - Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business
2012
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business
2012
Chambers Latin America - Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business
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