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Orchid’s Analysts Are Amazing Assets

We value highly our team of Analysts. Multi-lingual, multi-cultural, and open to learning and new adventures, they bring creative approaches for Orchid Law and Orchid Group’s international and domestic businesses.

Ms. Kathryn Klokker

Kathryn Klokker joins Orchid Law as Analyst, effective immediately. Kathryn is from Corpus Christi, Texas. In May 2015, she graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with double majors in Spanish Literature and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures and was a member of the Arabic Flagship Program and Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. After graduation from UT Austin, Kathryn lived and worked in Morocco for 3 years and immersed herself, beyond expectations, in the culture. She is fluent in English, Arabic, and Spanish (languages and cultures) and has such remarkable communication skills with natural ability to connect with and care about people from all backgrounds that we decided to invest in her for the long run.

She attends St. Mary’s University School of Law and plans to finish with a Juris Doctorate and Master in International Relations as fast as possible. Her positive attributes are too numerous to list. Kathryn works on assignments supporting Orchid Law’s lawyers and investigators on research, data analytics, business/client relations, litigation, social media marketing, and active pro bono work. Kathryn enjoys swimming, photography, and making music with her excellent piano skills and talent.

Mr. Alex Elantri

Alex Elantri joins Orchid Group as an Analyst, effective immediately. Originally from Sharon, Massachusetts, Alex made Texas his new home upon arrival. He will graduate from The University of Texas at Austin in December 2019 with honors, liberal arts and departmental, in Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic Flagship Program. Alex’s immersion experience took place in Lebanon at the American University of Beirut.

He is an experienced global adventurer and has traveled throughout numerous countries in Western Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and Asia. He is fluent in English, very proficient in Arabic (humility will take him far), and reads/understands/speaks Mandarin Chinese well. Alex was introduced to Orchid through family connections and we realized quickly that his serious and diligent nature, combined with a natural depth regarding international affairs and foreign relations, would be an excellent fit for Orchid Group’s business culture. He supports Orchid’s partners and senior advisers on research, social media marketing, and interpreting data and news concerning international energy projects in Asia, the Americas, and the Middle East and North Africa. Alex enjoys quality time in the great outdoors, fishing, reading, and exploring new places with his dog, Rebel.

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Sample Assignments: Connections and Networks

Background: Orchid advised several organizations and institutions regarding promotion of cooperation and investment with American companies, and education on the USA oil and gas supply and value chain: Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industrial Research Technology Institute, Taiwan-USA Industrial Cooperation Promotion Office, Taiwan Business Weekly.

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Sample Assignments: 360º Due Diligence

Background: Orchid’s investigation on business partners, active diligence on claims of development status and projects assets led clients to evaluate realistic outcomes of investment and entering into purchase agreements.

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Sample Assignment: Critical Industries

Background: A private PRC brand name company in the Chinese electronics industry hired Orchid to assist on securing USPTO patents and advise on international market entry in USA, Europe, Japan, and Korea. Prior to hiring Orchid, the client interviewed major law firms in China and USA for IP work, however, was unable to progress for several reasons.

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Sample Assignments: Renewable Energy

Background: Orchid represented major Asian wind turbine manufacturers and development companies on multiple assignments in Asia, USA, and Europe. Check out Orchid Group Services. Our roles range from legal and regulatory adviser to helping clients find the right partner or investor, projects, and site locations.

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Sample Assignments: Power (LNG)

Background: Our experience in LNG covers decades working with companies in USA, Korea, China, Japan, and Taiwan in multiple roles. Orchid Group are experts on work such as market studies and LNG analysis. In addition, we represented multinational corporations on investment in LNG liquefaction projects and securing access to the China LNG market.

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Sample Assignment: Power (SK E&C)

Background: SK E&C hired Orchid to lead commercial and legal due diligence on the potential acquisition of 100% membership interests in two greenfield combined cycle power plants in ERCOT.

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Sample Assignment: Power (KOSEP)

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Background: Korea South-East Power Co. (“KOSEP”) was considering the acquisition of a greenfield CCGT project in Pennsylvania within the PJM market and hired Korea Ratings (“KR”) to assess the feasibility of the project. On behalf of KOSEP, KR hired Orchid to lead due diligence from on the ground.

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Case Study: #2 Commercial Advisory

xemc

Background: Chinese wind turbine manufacturer, XEMC, approached Orchid to advise it on a brownfield wind power project in California that the firm was considering purchasing and re-powering with its own turbines.

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Case Study: #1 Commercial Advisory

kosep

Background: Korea South-East Power Co. (“KOSEP”) was considering the acquisition of a greenfield CCGT project in Pennsylvania within the PJM market and hired Korea Ratings (“KR”) to assess the feasibility of the project. On behalf of KOSEP, KR hired Orchid to lead due diligence from on the ground.

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Case Study: #2 Market Research

Background: The Electricity Generating Public Company Limited wished to bid on the sale of a 49% stake in an 1800 MW CCGT in South Korea and needed an adviser to forecast power market prices and advise on issues related to LNG supply agreements and a terminal use agreement.

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Case Study: #1 Market Research

Background: A confidential client was required by the lenders to two of its gas-fired power projects to demonstrate the competitiveness of its LNG supply agreements. Orchid Group was engaged to conduct the study.

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Case Study: Deal Origination

Background: Energy Initiative Japan (EIJ), a Japanese developer of solar projects hired Orchid to lead the sale of a portfolio of greenfield solar projects developed under the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) established under the “Act on Special Measures Concerning the Procurement of Renewable Electrical Energy by Operators of Electric Utilities” in Japan.

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Case Study: Strategy Consulting

doosan

Background: Doosan Heavy Industries (DHI) was eyeing the United States as their key market for selling wind turbines, but wanted to understand whether they could compete there, what models were most competitive the logistical network required for them to compete in the USA. They hired Orchid to help them work through developing market entry strategy.

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Orchid provided DHI with a comprehensive package complete with strategic options for entering the USA.

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