About Xiaowan

Xiaowan Mao practices in Stoel Rives’ Energy Development group, where she assists renewable energy project owners and developers with project development arrangements, including equipment procurement, construction, maintenance and operation, and power purchase agreements; project mergers and acquisitions; debt and equity financings and other business transactional work. Xiaowan also plays an active role in supporting the firm’s international trade and supply chain practice.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Xiaowan was a managing associate with the Energy and Infrastructure practice group of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (2019–2022). Prior to joining Orrick, Xiaowan was an associate with the Energy Development group at Stoel Rives from 2016 to 2019.

Xiaowan enjoys exploring nature. She recently resumed various sport activities including swimming, playing tennis, and golfing. Xiaowan also likes to play Chinese flute, acoustic guitar, and violin in her spare time.

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  • Represented a U.S.-based renewable energy project developer in negotiating and drafting of equipment supply, engineering, procurement and construction, balance of plant and operation and maintenance agreements for utility-scale renewable energy projects located in various U.S. states.
  • Represented a Europe-based leading energy industry player in negotiating and managing of its master renewable energy equipment procurement framework; negotiated project-level equipment procurement agreements for solar and storage projects located in multiple U.S. states.
  • Represented a leading investment fund’s renewable energy arm in the negotiation of security documents for a construction credit facility for a large C&I renewable projects portfolio; managed ongoing borrowings, payoffs and coordinated communications among borrower, lenders, and equity investors.
  • Represented multiple U.S.-based renewable energy project developers to secure development-phase debt facilities (including safe harbor tax scheme-based equipment credit facilities) for utility scale projects and C&I portfolios.
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Contributor to Stoel Rives Renewable + Law® blog.
  • “Faulty Laws and the Related Correcting Mechanism: A Perspective on Securities Regulation of China” (co-author), Political Science and Law, January 2013

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