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Yi Zhou


Yi Zhou is an associate in the Project Development & Finance practice. She focuses on international and domestic project development and finance, private placement offerings, private equity, acquisition financings and restructurings in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

She represents major sponsors and developers, leading global financial institutions, funds, corporations, the U.S. government and multilateral development banks and institutions.

Yi received her legal education in the United States, China and France. She is a native Mandarin speaker and is fluent in English and French.


Representative matters

Power & Energy:

Brookfield Asset Management and its affiliates in connection with the financing of a portfolio of community solar projects located in the State of New York. The portfolio is owned and developed by ClearPath Energy and the financing will allow ClearPath to expand its existing 2 gigawatt pipeline further while accelerating the progression of late-stage development assets into construction and operations.

The four largest electric generation companies in Chile being AES Gener, Colbun, Enel, ENGIE on the securitization through Chile Electricity PEC SpA of certain credit rights generated by the 2019 Tariff Stabilization Law which put a temporary cap on electricity prices to Chilean households and small businesses. The securitization is funded by Senior Secured Zero Coupon 144/Reg S notes arranged by Goldman Sachs and financing provided by IDB Invest "Project & Infrastructure Finance: Bond of the Year" (2021), LatinFinance) ("Structured Finance and Securitisation Deal of the Year" (2022), IFLR Americas).

Mandated lead arrangers, lenders and issuing banks on the portfolio financing of a wind project (the "Copihue Portfolio") with a total installed capacity of 148.5 MW. The Copihue Portfolio is the third and final portfolio of the Andes Renovables Portfolio being developed by the sponsor, Mainstream Renewable Power Limited, following the successful closing of the Huemul and Cóndor Portfolios.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Project Finance Committee, New York City Bar Association



New York


University of Michigan Law School J.D.

Michigan Grotius Research Scholar

Wuhan University Ph.D. in International Law (Focusing on Financial Regulation)

Dissertation: "Resolution of Systemically Important Financial Institutions"

LL.B. (With Honors)

B.A. in French (With Honors)

Lille II University School of Law

Lille, France, Exchange Program (2009), French and European Law


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.