Lewis Malkin

Lewis Malkin

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Lewis Malkin is an associate in Baker McKenzie's New York office and a member of the North America Transactional Practice Group.

Practice Focus

Lewis's work focuses on advising domestic and international developers, investors, lenders, and sponsors in the acquisition and sale, development, and financing of energy and other infrastructure projects. Additionally, Lewis has experience in advising offtakers in power purchase agreements and the procurement of renewable energy to meet their decarbonization and ESG commitments.

Lewis also advises on more general corporate matters, covering domestic and multinational companies in financings and secured transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic corporate transactions.

Lewis joined the New York office in 2022 after spending four years in Baker McKenzie's London office. He has also spent two months in Baker McKenzie's Johannesburg office and six months with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, working as part of the in-house legal team in London.

Representative Legal Matters

Tax Equity Transactions (US)

  • Advised Hannon Armstrong in connection with its investment in a 1.6 GW portfolio of renewable energy projects (consisting of five geographically diversified wind, solar, and solar plus storage assets).

  • Advised Hannon Armstrong in connection with its investment in a 1.3 GW portfolio of operating solar and wind projects located across Arizona, California, New York, South Dakota, Utah, and Virginia.

Private M&A (Europe)

  • Acted for a British pharmaceutical company on the disposal of its European and North American established product portfolio.

  • Acted for Platinum Equity, LLC and its affiliates on the acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's Lifescan business.

  • Acted for PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad in its acquisition of Swedish chemicals company Perstorp Holding AB.

Infrastructure / Energy M&A (Europe)

  • Acted for an oil and gas company in relation to its acquisition of a portfolio of UK Continental Shelf upstream oil and gas assets from a US-listed E&P corporate.

  • Acted for Macquarie European Infrastructure Funds 1 and 3 on the disposal of a 36% interest in Brussels airport to a consortium comprising QIC, APG and Swiss Life.

  • Acted for Hitachi Ltd. on its $11 billion acquisition of ABB's power grids business in over 100 jurisdictions.

  • Acted for Suez's UK Management in connection with Suez SA's buy-back of its former UK waste-treatment business from Veolia Environnement SA for $2.3 billion.

PPAs (Europe and US)

  • Acted for a Swiss-American company on one of the largest corporate PPA transactions in Europe, signing five corporate PPAs for six renewable energy projects in Spain for a total of 275 MW.

  • Advised a global electricity generator in negotiating and executing a PPA to sell 522MW from its Guadalupe County facility.

  • Advised BT Group in connection with a corporate PPA for a 42 MW wind energy project in Scotland.

  • Advised a major energy purchaser on the legal and regulatory regime applicable to corporate PPAs across 20 countries in Europe and the US.

  • Advised a corporate purchaser in connection with a power purchase agreement for a 100 MW wind energy project in Texas.

Project Finance (US)

  • Acted for a U.S. lender in connection with the project financing of several solar energy projects located in Chile.

  • Acted for a U.S. lender in connection with the project financing of a gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant located in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico.

  • Acted for a U.S. lender in connection with the project financing for four solar energy projects in the United States.

Professional Honors

  • Justin Miller Award (LLM Award for Leadership and Community Participation) (2021)


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2020)
  • New York~United States (2023)


  • University of Bristol (BA, Honours) (2015)
  • B.P.P. Law School (LPC) (2018)
  • Duke University School of Law (LLM) (2021)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • London
  • Johannesburg