Allan Marks is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Milbank LLP and a member of the firm’s Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group, as well as the firm’s Private Equity, Renewable Energy, Latin America, and Global Risk & National Security practices.
Primary Focus & Experience
Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance lawyers, with deep expertise for over 30 years across many sectors: power and renewable energy, transportation, airports, rail, port terminals, water, oil and gas, social infrastructure, and telecommunications and digital infrastructure.
His practice encompasses private equity, mergers & acquisitions, acquisition finance, capital markets and private placements, international and cross-border business transactions, public-private partnerships, joint ventures, restructurings, construction, banking and regulatory matters.
Mr. Marks advises sponsors, investors, lenders, underwriters, governments, and other sophisticated institutional clients on innovative financing structures, contractual risk allocation, and legal and commercial strategies to enhance the value and resilience of complex infrastructure projects worldwide.
Recognition & Accomplishments
Mr. Marks is consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading project finance lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers USA and Chambers Latin America. He is also recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” for Project Finance in IFLR1000, an “Expert” by Who’s Who Legal for Project Finance, and a “Leading Lawyer” in Energy: Renewable/Alternative in Legal 500. He was named one of California’s “Top 50 Development Lawyers” by the Daily Journal.
Mr. Marks has taught for over a decade as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and the Haas School of Business. He was previously an adjunct lecturer for the post-graduate program in Derecho de Empresa at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City.
Mr. Marks is also the host of the podcast Law, Policy & Markets: Milbank Conversations. He frequently speaks and publishes on infrastructure, renewable energy, cross-border transactions, public-private partnerships, risk management, sustainability, and economic and regulatory policy.
He is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and for 11 years was the founding co-chair of the State Bar of California Real Estate Section’s Subsection on Public-Private Infrastructure.