Samuel R. Kwon is Practice Lead/Senior Director for Energy (Acting) at the MCC. He oversees the development and implementation of all MCC investments in the energy sector in partner countries, including Indonesia, Malawi, Liberia, Ghana, Benin, Sierra Leone, and Nepal. Sam began his career as a project development and finance lawyer at Chadbourne & Parke LLP in Washington, DC where he advised foreign governments, project developers, commercial lenders, equity and tax equity investors, as well as export credit, bilateral and multilateral agencies in the development and financing of power projects in and outside the US. He then worked at MCC as Assistant General Counsel for International Operations, overseeing the legal aspects of MCC’s assistance to Cape Verde, Senegal, Ghana, Mongolia, Tanzania and the Philippines.
Sam returned to Chadbourne as Counsel to focus on representing developers and lenders to solar, wind and gas-fired power projects as well natural gas liquefaction projects before rejoining MCC in 2014.
Sam holds a LL.M. and J.D., from Georgetown University Law Center and received his B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.