Infrastructure

About

Infrastructure projects, acquisitions, financings and privatizations demand an in depth sector understanding and knowledge combined with the skills to analyze and allocate complex and often cross-border risks. In addition, a comprehensive experience with the public sector regimes through concessions or regulated licensing regime is crucial. These qualities and knowledge set us apart and enable us to deliver results for our clients in both developed and emerging economies.

Full Service

White & Case advises on some of the largest and most significant and complex infrastructure transactions in the world. We advise sponsors, lenders, pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds, infrastructure funds, commercial banks, corporations, developers and governmental entities involved in the development and acquisition of large-scale projects globally, including:

Transport Infrastructure

  • Airports
  • Bridges and Tunnels
  • Ports
  • Rail
  • Road

Energy & Power Infrastructure

  • Gas and power transmission
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemicals
  • Power generation (including renewables)
  • Waste and energy from waste

Telecommunications and Satellites

Social Infrastructure

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Municipal facilities
  • Prisons
  • Stadia and sporting facilities
  • Water, desalination and wastewater

A one-stop-shop for infrastructure

We provide a highly effective one-stop-shop for infrastructure. In addition to our infrastructure development and finance teams on the development of greenfield assets, we also have market-leading M&A, construction and construction disputes practices, which assist in “through life” support on infrastructure transactions as well as the financing, purchasing, refinancing or restructuring of existing assets.

With our unique combination of skills and experience, we provide clients with integrated services and guide them through difficult issues on the most complex transactions and disputes, bringing our global experience, insight and judgement to each situation.

Delivering domestic and international PPP models

Our infrastructure practice has an extensive track record of awards for innovation and delivering market precedents in domestic and international public private partnership (PPP) projects. Our lawyers’ wide experience covers a range of sectors including accommodation, defence, aerospace and nuclear, education, health, justice and prisons, transport, waste and wastewater projects.

Our knowledge and track record of international PPP structures enables us to support our clients worldwide as they adapt the PPP model to successfully deliver their projects.

Infrastructure finance – bank and bond

Our global infrastructure finance team advises and guides clients on the most complex and often first of a kind, innovative finance structures with complex integrated intercreditor bank/bond covenant packages. These involve numerous capital sources including export credit agency (ECA)-wrapped, monoline-wrapped and unwrapped private activity bonds, term B loans, and a wide variety of other structured products. Our US and English law capabilities coupled with experience in finance and securities law of many other jurisdictions enable us to guide clients on the nuanced challenges of each situation.

We have an outstanding worldwide reputation for delivering on innovative transactions in numerous jurisdictions, assisting clients to bring a number of ‘firsts’ to market with our commercial and pragmatic approach.

Clients benefit from our commercial and pragmatic approach assisting them to bring a number of ‘firsts’ to market and cementing our reputation for delivering innovative transactions around the world.