Peter del Vecchio is an attorney in the Global Practices Group at Baker Botts, concentrating on renewable energy, power and infrastructure projects, and transactions in the energy industry.
i. Renewable Energy Practice. Mr. del Vecchio's extensive current experience with renewable energy projects includes assisting clients with the acquisition, structuring, development, construction and operation of greenfield and shovel-ready solar and wind projects, including tax equity transactions, construction and permanent financing, the negotiation and drafting of power purchase agreements, interconnection arrangements, joint ventures, engineering, procurement and construction contracts, operating and maintenance agreements, environmental, land use and real estate matters, local and state tax abatements and valuation limitation agreements, module supply agreements, wind turbine agreements, and agreements with other major equipment suppliers, including warranties, and other matters assisting clients in bringing utility scale renewable energy projects to commercial operation.
ii. Infrastructure Practice. Mr. del Vecchio assists infrastructure funds, pension funds and family offices in structuring and negotiation of investments and financing of power and infrastructure projects, including electrical transmission systems, water utilities, toll roads, bridges and tunnels, among others.
iii. Japanese Practice. Mr. del Vecchio practiced law in Tokyo, Japan, as a Registered Legal Foreign Consultant (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi) for nearly ten years and was a member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association (Niben). During that time, Mr. del Vecchio represented a broad variety of industrial and commercial enterprises and financial institutions, both foreign and Japanese. Clients included Seiko Instruments, Yokogawa Electric, Michelin Tires, Yokohama Rubber, Riken Corporation, JP Morgan Securities Asia, Lehman Brothers Japan, Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Nomura Securities, Daiwa Securities, State Street Bank, Crédit Lyonnais, Cable & Wireless, among others. Mr. del Vecchio was a frequent lecturer on legal issues to a variety of business associations, including the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE), Tokyo Bar Association, among others. Mr. del Vecchio was an Adjunct Professor at Temple University Japan, where he taught Intellectual Property and Commercial Transactions. Mr. del Vecchio wrote books on Japan's “Big Bang” Financial Deregulation published by The Economist and on Trade Secrets Law.
Mr. del Vecchio worked in law firm, business and academic settings in a bilingual fashion, including:
- Attended Keio University's Japanese Language and Culture Learning Center (Nihongo Nihon Bunka Kyou-iku Senta) graduating with a diploma at the highest level.
- Visiting Scholar (Houmon kenkyu-in) in the Law Faculty at Keio University.