Elina Teplinsky is a partner in the law firm’s Energy practice. She is currently temporarily located in Istanbul and focuses on international nuclear energy matters.
Ms.Teplinsky is a key member of Pillsbury’s premier International Nuclear Projects practice. She advises companies worldwide on the development, financing and operation of nuclear power facilities. Her clients include nuclear power plant developers, owners and operators, equipment vendors, architect engineers, consultants and investors. Ms. Teplinsky is currently leading Pillsbury’s team assisting a nuclear power plant owner / operator with respect to the development and financing of a nuclear power plant in Turkey. Ms. Teplinsky provides legal and strategic advice in structuring and negotiating engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts, equipment supply agreements, and nuclear fuel supply agreements and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). She is a go-to expert in drafting and negotiating agreements and clauses for protection against liability for nuclear damage. Ms. Teplinsky regularly advises foreign governments, Nuclear Energy Programme Implementing Organizations (NEPIOs) and government-owned utilities on various aspects of developing domestic nuclear power programs, including recommendations regarding compliance with obligations under international conventions, formation of nuclear legal and regulatory regimes and drafting of domestic nuclear legislation. Ms. Teplinsky is a recognized expert on nuclear trade and export control issues, has successfully secured dozens of export license approvals for her clients and drafted comments on behalf of several clients, including an Ad Hoc Utility Group (AHUG), in response to U.S. Department of Energy’s proposed amendments in 2011 and 2013 to its 10 C.F.R. Part 810 rules. Mrs. Teplinsky is currently advising a number of entities seeking to deploy Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) with respect to transactional and regulatory matters.