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Project Finance

Our global Project Finance team is expert in advising project sponsors, governments, banks, investors, contractors, funds and export credit agencies in bringing projects to financial close in a manner that employs best practices globally to minimize legal risks and avoid unintended consequences.  We have an integrated, global multi-disciplinary projects team, comprising finance, corporate, energy and resources, environmental, construction, public sector, real estate and regulatory lawyers, which provides a “one-stop shop” for our clients on project finance transactions.

Why Choose Us

We understand that the identification of, assessment and allocation of project risk is the key to bringing a project successfully from inception to financial close and operation, and our global practice and understanding of industry segments gives us a unique perspective concerning the risks that exist and the best practices for managing them. Our team prepares, advises on and negotiates all forms of project finance documentation, collaborates closely with our project contracts colleagues and plays a key role in managing a project development and finance transaction from procurement to close.

We work across the spectrum of industries, including transportation, water, waste, energy and natural resources, renewables, healthcare, education, government services, housing and leisure projects. Our global team supports the delivery of projects wherever business is done and projects are procured and financed, including work for many of the world’s leading energy and infrastructure proponents, investors and financiers.

Our global platform also enables us to meet client needs seamlessly and without the limitation of the work day in a particular location. Our offices are fully networked and we often take advantage of the different time zones in which our teams are based. For example, a team in Australia can be working on project finance documents during their day and then involve team members in the UK and US as the day progresses, having it back with the Australian team for their opening the next day. This can make a significant difference in expediting delivery of services and enabling our clients to timely meet the needs of their customers.

We are adept at bringing together the right team with the requisite sector and technical expertise to deliver on projects across the world. We operate as a single, integrated law firm consistent with and supportive of our collegiate and collaborative culture, in which individual lawyers readily engage with colleagues to bring to bear the most  appropriate skills and resources wherever they may be needed. The importance of our culture cannot be overemphasized – it is what ensures our clients receive the best service available – not what a particular relationship lawyer or office possesses, but what our firm possesses.

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