TARA HIGGINS, a co-leader of Sidley’s global Energy practice area team, focuses her practice on the development, financing, acquisition, disposition and restructuring of energy and infrastructure projects. Her extensive experience includes project financings, high-yield and bond financings, and other senior secured lending transactions, project development, restructurings and bankruptcy-related transactions, including Section 363 sales, mergers and acquisitions, joint development arrangements and miscellaneous investor arrangements. Tara is consistently recognized by both Chambers USA (2010–2021) and Chambers Global (2011–2021), and was named an Energy MVP by Law360 in 2021.
Tara has represented developers, lenders, multilateral agencies, and private equity and strategic investors in connection with conventional power, hydroelectric, solar, wind, 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, Russia and other former Soviet republics, 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.