TARA HIGGINS, a co-leader of Sidley’s global Energy practice, focuses her practice on domestic and cross border energy and infrastructure transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financings and restructurings of all types, and project development. She has particular experience in the renewable energy and sustainability space. Tara has been consistently recognized by several publications, including The American Lawyer as one of their “Northeast Trailblazers” (2022), both Chambers USA (2010–2023) and Chambers Global (2011–2023) in the category “Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional,” A Word About Wind’s “Legal Power List” (2022), and Law360 as an Energy MVP (2021). Tara was also shortlisted for the 2023 “Energy, Natural Resources & Mining Lawyer of the Year” award by IFLR’s Women in Business Law Americas Awards, which celebrates women lawyers who have developed strong and innovative practices.
Tara represents private equity and strategic investors, developers and lenders, and other financiers. She has experience with conventional power, hydroelectric, solar, wind, battery and storage, biomass and other alternative energy projects, midstream gas gathering and processing, interstate gas pipelines and gas storage facilities, water and waste treatment plants, industrial plants, and transportation projects. Tara has represented developers, lenders, multilateral agencies, and private equity and strategic investors in equity investments and lending transactions in multiple jurisdictions, including Argentina, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Ghana, Ireland, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, the Middle East, Panama, the Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey, Uganda, and Venezuela.
Prior to joining Sidley, Tara was a partner and co-head of the power practice at another global law firm.