In in the context of an ongoing global pandemic, getting the structure of a major infrastructure JV right has never been more important.
JV Structuring Context
As markets face continued uncertainty over the impact of covid-19 , public and private investment in large-scale infrastructure continues to be a priority. Indeed, many governments are increasingly relying on large scale infrastructure projects to help offset against the adverse economic impacts of the pandemic.
While in many markets this presents an excellent opportunity, infrastructure JVs must now consider how ever-changing travel restrictions and health, safety and quarantine laws will affect their ability to deliver. This is especially the case for JVs involving international parties, where different rules and restrictions will apply, affecting projects and JV partners differently.
Having the flexibility to deal with this uncertainty within your JV is crucial. Without it, JVs may be exposed to significant losses, heightened dispute risk and even termination. However, properly structured, your JV should be well placed to benefit as significant opportunities come to market.