Madeleine M.L.


With more than 20 years of experience on a wide range of U.S. and cross-border transactions, Madeleine Tan advises U.S. and foreign equity investors, lenders and sponsors on the development, financing, sale and acquisition of power generation projects, including alternative and renewable energy projects such as wind and solar projects. She also has significant experience representing major energy and infrastructure clients in making equity investments in portfolios of power generation assets.

Madeleine regularly advises on the acquisition and financing of a variety of assets, including:

  • Gas collection and distribution systems
  • Gas-fired cogeneration facilities
  • Infrastructure assets
  • Waste disposal facilities
  • Freshwater treatment facilities
  • Airport security systems
  • Telecommunications assets
  • Aircraft, railcars and rail infrastructure

Madeleine joins Sutherland from an international law firm, where she was head of the project development and finance practice. Her finance background includes capital markets debt offerings; equity raisings; leveraged leases; and asset-backed, tax-equity and structured finance transactions.

Her previous experience also includes serving as U.S. general counsel to one of the largest wind project development companies in Brazil.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of energy: renewable/alternative (2016)

Selected for inclusion among The National Law Journal’s 50 “Energy & Environmental Trailblazers” (2015)

Recognized by Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Capital Markets in Australia and Capital Markets: Securitization in New York (2013)

Named among the “Top Ten Rising Stars in Securitization” by Total Securitization and Institutional Investor (2008)

Professional Activities

Member, Project Finance Committee, American Bar Association
Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association

  • LL.B., magna cum laude (equivalent), University of New South Wales, Australia
  • B.Comm., summa cum laude (equivalent), Finance - Honors 1, University of New South Wales, Australia
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is an international law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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