Michael Barz has left DLA Piper to join SNR Denton’s New York office as a partner in its corporate and business transactions practice.

Barz focuses on domestic and international infrastructure financings utilising public, project, leveraged lease and other structured finance techniques as well as Islamic finance.

Barz has represented governments, financial institutions, developers, owners and insurers in the development and financing of assets including power plants, petrochemical facilities, toll roads and other infrastructure improvements.

Margaret Kavalaris, head of SNR Denton’s corporate and business transactions practice, says: “His (Barz’s) particular strengths in energy and infrastructure in Central Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific is ideally suited to the type of cross-border work that has become the norm in those regions.”