Barry N. Machlin: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Barry N. Machlin

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone312 701 8574

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Practice Areas

  • Africa
  • Banking & Finance
  • Emerging Markets
  • Projects
  • Social Finance
  • Energy
  • Sectors
  • Power
  • Renewable Energy
  • Services
  • Energy Finance
  • India
  • Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Financing/Projects
  • Infrastructure Funds
  • Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships
  • Israel
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Mining
Contact InfoTelephone: 312 701 8574
Fax: 312 706 8330
University Brandeis University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1982
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., 1985
Admitted1985, Massachusetts; 1987, District of Columbia; 2000, New York; 2000, Illinois

•Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University School of Law


“Wins widespread acclaim as an attorney who has ‘set the bar in terms of client service and project finance expertise’... [he has an] ability to ‘reconcile the achievement of the business objective with the law.’”

Chambers USA 2012 Barry Machlin is co-Chair of Mayer Brown's Global Projects group and concentrates on international and domestic project finance and infrastructure transactions of all types. Barry has led or had a central role in transactions involving more than 60 countries spanning a wide range of sectors, including power (coal, gas, wind and nuclear), oil and gas (pipelines, petrochemical and other facilities), ports and aviation, satellite/telecom and other areas. Barry also has represented sovereigns, state-owned enterprises and investors in privatization matters and cross-border investment and financing transactions. Barry served for four years on the firm’s global Partnership Board and is a member of our Asia Board.

Barry has received numerous accolades for his work, including being selected by the International Financial Law Review as a 2014 “Leading Lawyer” and the Financial Times as a “US Innovative Lawyer 2011”, as well as being named by the American Lawyer as its 2007 Dealmaker of the Year in Project Finance. Barry has consistently been ranked in Band 1 by Chambers USA (Projects) and is highly ranked in both the Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America Guides, as well as named a “Leading Lawyer” in the Legal 500 United States, in the Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Project Finance Lawyers, and in the International Who's Who of Project Finance Lawyers. He was named to The Best Lawyers in America, was named a Super Lawyer in both Washington, DC and Illinois, and was recommended by Legal Media Group's Expert Series as one of the world's leading lawyers in Project Finance.

Chambers has cited praise for Barry for his great attention to detail and super customer service (Chambers USA 2006). Clients have also said that he is a very responsive, very intelligent lawyer who really puts the client's needs first (Legal 500 2008).

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Barry N. Machlin

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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