Large-scale projects are subject to a range of challenges, including: structuring and financing issues; government regulations; construction, feedstock, offtake and other contractual issues; local law coordination; and other elements that cross national and international boundaries including critical elements of political risk. Clients rely on us to help them achieve their most ambitious project goals.
When we work with our clients on these projects, we provide more than just international and, in many cases, local legal advice. We provide business, strategic and cultural advice in assisting our clients in structuring, negotiating and documenting the full array of project and financing agreements tailored to each client’s needs and the customs of the local jurisdictions.
We are the preeminent global law firm for project development and project finance transactions. Our global project finance group possesses the wherewithal, foresight, flexibility and experience to deliver results under the most challenging conditions. We provide New York, English, Islamic and local law advice and insight into local markets. With more than 230 project finance lawyers, our global footprint means we have lawyers on the ground not only where the projects are being financed, but also in the developing markets where they are being built. Our clients benefit from our on-the-ground in-depth knowledge about local business customs and conditions.
Our team develops innovative ways to solve problems and tackle complex matters. We provide practical and commercial advice for our clients, bringing even the most intricate transactions to completion. Our knowledge base is ever-evolving–a combination of skills and experience drawn from lawyers and transactions from around the world—tempered by strategic perspective and business acumen.
We have an outstanding worldwide reputation for delivering on complex domestic and cross-border transactions, and regularly advise sponsors and developers on matters that span the full life-cycle of projects – from acquisition or development to financing and hedging to construction, completion and operation. We have a long and storied history that is deeply rooted in the early days of project finance and have been at the forefront of the development of all manners of project financings, including commercial bank loans, export credit agency and other bilateral/multilateral facilities, term loan B financings, mezzanine and holdco financings, project bonds, and Islamic financings.
Our clients benefit from our deep understanding and experience in all of the major sectors such as power generation and transmission (including thermal power, nuclear energy and all forms of renewable energy), oil and gas (including liquefied natural gas (LNG) and petrochemicals), infrastructure (including roads, airports, bridges, railways, ports and social infrastructure), mining and metals, water and wastewater treatment, and telecommunications (including towers, wireless, landline and satellites).