TARA HIGGINS is a co-leader of Sidley’s global Energy practice. Tara 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 is consistently recognized by both Chambers USA (2010–2022) and Chambers Global (2011–2022), and was named an Energy MVP by Law360 in 2021.
Tara represents private equity and strategic investors, developers and lenders, and other financiers. Tara 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. She 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.