Energy & Infrastructure Projects

Our Energy & Infrastructure Practice guides clients through all aspects of an energy and infrastructure project development, financing and operation.

The Energy & infrastructure Group brings to the table specialist skills in Project Finance, project development, Environmental, Tax, Commercial and Corporate, Regulation and Property legal compliance. The team has experience in negotiating joint ventures, concessions, project agreements or other development agreements, as well as providing insightful advice on environmental, regulatory, public procurement and public private partnerships compliance issues.

We take a cross-disciplinary approach and provide the legal solutions needed on any infrastructure investment or activity. We cover the full asset life cycle from creation to acquisition, the raising of sponsor or debt capital to ongoing portfolio management, restructurings and asset sales, as well as exit strategies. Our experts are able to identify quickly any obstacles or risks to a deal and provide innovative commercial solutions. In addition, our team has been involved in many complex “market first” transactions, demonstrating extensive strength and depth. We provide advise to project developers whether public or private, funders (including banks, development finance institutions, private equity funds, development funds,
multilaterals) sellers and acquirers (on M&A transactions), sponsors, suppliers and equipment manufacturers in the following areas:

• Legal due diligence and feasibility studies
• Licensing and approvals
• Public-Private partnerships
• Resource benefit sharing agreements
• Project SPV/joint venture structuring and registration
• Project finance documentation and negotiation
• Legal and regulatory compliance
• Project institutional and governance arrangements
• Drafting and negotiating project agreements
• Project approvals and licensing
• Contract management
• Obtaining licenses, wayleaves and permits

Our Energy & infrastructure expertise includes:

• Transport and logistics (roads, ports, airports, & railways)
• Social infrastructure – Housing, hospitals, schools and sporting facilities
• Renewable energy projects (geothermal, solar, wind and hydro)
• Electric transmission projects
• Electricity supply and distribution
• Electric mobility and energy transitions
• Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and PFI schemes
• Industrial parks and special economic zones development
• Telecommunication infrastructure

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