Kent Rowey


Kent is Global Co-Head of ENRI, and he splits his time between our New York and Los Angeles offices.

His global experience is unique among infrastructure lawyers.

Kent has been involved in major infrastructure financings in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including many first-of-their-kind transactions. He has played a leading role in the development of private finance in the transportation infrastructure sector in North America, having successfully closed many transactions now considered templates for infrastructure finance.

He has been involved in the financial closing of more than 100 infrastructure and natural resources transactions worldwide.

In 2023 US Legal 500 recognised Kent as a Leading Lawyer in Finance: Project Finance. Chambers USA 2023 ranked Kent at Band 1 in Projects: PPP and advanced his ranking to Band 2 in the Projects - Nationwide market.


Representative matters

Carlyle Infrastructure Partners on the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the redevelopment of Terminal 1 at JFK airport.

Engie, Axium Infrastructure and TIAA in connection with their acquisition of for OSU’s Comprehensive Energy Management Project.

Dutch Infrastructure Fund on the financing of its acquisition of American Roads LLC, an owner of a portfolio of tolled bridges and tunnels in Michigan and Alabama.

CONRAC Solutions Capital LLC in connection with the development and financing of consolidated rental car facilities (CONRACs) at Anchorage, Philadelphia, Newark and Hartford airports.

Airglades International Airport in their developing of an international perishables cargo airport in Hendry County, Florida.

ING and other institutional investors in connection the acquisition financing of the Carlsbad Desalination Project in Carlsbad, California. Sponsored by Poseidon Water and executed as a letter of credit facility and private placement, the financing is expected to close by September 2019 and was the first desalination project of its kind to close in California.

Kent Rowey is just phenomenal. He has a ton of experience and is always familiar with the issues at hand. He is very detail-oriented but practical.
Chambers USA 2023
Kent Rowey has a stellar reputation in the PPP market and is frequently sought after to handle the most complex of projects. He has particular knowledge of university-level power projects.
Chambers USA 2023



Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales, 2024

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2013

Admitted: Bar of the State of California, 1987


J.D., New York University School of Law, 1987 

University of California, Los Angeles, 1983

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.