New York

+1 212 848 7969

Highly regarded

Bar admissions:

New York


New York
United States

Practice areas:

Project finance
Restructuring and insolvency

Industry sectors:


Client feedback - Financial and corporate 2016

"Cynthia Urda Kassis is consistently thorough and thoughtful."

"Cynthia has provided excellent work on structured debt financings within the mining sector and done an excellent job introducing Canadian clients to her colleagues covering capital markets who are equally impressive. Her advice is superb."

Cynthia Urda Kassis, described as “phenomenal” and as “one of the most respected projects attorneys” who “sets very high standards,” and “among the foremost project experts in the US, indeed the world,” is consistently ranked as one of the leading project finance lawyers by Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, Legal 500, Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers in Project Finance and The International Who’s Who of Project Finance Lawyers, of Banking Lawyers and of Mining Lawyers.


She has been named “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer for her work on the historic Panama Canal expansion financing and the Quintero LNG project in Chile as well as “Projects/Energy Lawyer of the Year” by Chambers & Partners.


She represents sponsors/borrowers and lenders in project, finance and joint venture transactions worldwide, with extensive experience in the energy, infrastructure, mining and general manufacturing industries, as well as in power and infrastructure restructurings.

• Project Development & Finance

• Finance

• Mexico Energy Reforms

• Sustainable Development

• Mining & Metals

• Oil & Gas

• Power

• Infrastructure/Transportation Projects

• Financial Institutions

• Petrochemicals

• Nuclear

The American University, Washington College of Law, 1984

University of Notre Dame, M.A., 1981

University of Virginia, B.A., 1980