One Belt, One Road is a major driver for investment in land and sea-based connectivity from China to major markets around the globe. With a focus on energy and transport infrastructure, the initiative sees Chinese companies work with government and private enterprises in each region to finance and deliver new projects.

Pinsent Masons has supported The Economist Corporate Network to create an OBOR guide to areas including Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Designed to help you map investment routes and opportunities, the report features insight on:

  • infrastructure projects and plans
  • the likely impact of local political conditions on investment
  • key economic indicators 
  • a transparency and stability index

What is One Belt, One Road?

China is offering loans to the governments of the countries along the 'OBOR corridors’, to help develop infrastructure that will in turn help China to reach new markets.

Our One Belt, One Road experience

With a team of 350 specialist infrastructure lawyers worldwide, our work on OBOR dates back to the early days of the initiative.

As the only international law firm advising CHINCA, the China organisation of construction contractors, we have a unique perspective on the increasing sophistication of OBOR investment strategies. We were also invited to contribute to HKIAC resources designed to support those involved in delivering Belt and Road projects.

Our expertise and awards include:

  • No.1 for OBOR deals according to research by The Lawyer
  • 350 specialist infrastructure lawyers across Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa
  • Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year and Law Firm of the Year at the 2014, 2016 and 2018 Legal Business Awards
  • Infrastructure Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2016 for One Belt, One Road project
  • Top tier ranking for Project and Energy (Legal 500)
  • Top tier ranking for construction (Legal 500 and Chambers)

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