Infrastructure & project finance
Project finance remains an important technique for financing infrastructure projects around the world. PFI and PPP structures have now been adopted across many parts of the world as part of wider reform programmes for the delivery of public sector projects.
PFI and PPP structures are now widely used to deliver:
- transport infrastructure, including ports, airports, roads and road management
- water networks and desalination
- oil and gas, upstream and downstream
- power, including renewables and nuclear
- waste, waste to energy and waste management
- education, social housing and health
We understand the need for legal advisers to recognise and distinguish between the issues and risks presented by infrastructure projects in different sectors, as well as the solutions to mitigate against them. We approach each project with experienced multi-disciplinary teams that combine our project financing expertise with the experience of our industry-sector specialists.
Our team has advised banking syndicates and project sponsors on numerous infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas. The following is a selection of projects on which we have advised:
- Advising a multi-lateral lender on the financing of the A4 toll road in Germany.
- Advising the sponsor consortium on the procurement and financing of the East Dunbartonshire Schools PPP.
- Advising the shareholders on the multi-sourced financing for a container port in Argentina.
- Advising the arranging syndicate on the financing of the M7/M8 Toll Road in Portlaoise, Republic of Ireland.
- Advising the procuring authority on the financing of the Gautrain rapid rail project in South Africa.
- Advising the sponsors on the monoline wrapped bond financing of the South Lanarkshire Schools PPP.