18 December 2017
Clifford Chance US Listed as a Qualified Advisor for the Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnership ("PPP") Authority
Clifford Chance US has been added to the list of Qualified Advisors for the Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnership ("PPP") Authority. This announcement reflects the continuing expansion of the Firm's foundational role in the establishment and development of PPP programs across Latin American regions.
Clifford Chance has advised private and governmental sponsors, developers, infrastructure and private equity funds, commercial banks, credit agencies and underwriters in connection with the development and financing of infrastructure projects in the Americas. The Firm's lawyers have drafted principal PPP frameworks and legislation that are currently being used internationally, advising on the regulatory framework for PPP in Paraguay, as well as on PPP projects across the region, including on market firsts, in Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
Clifford Chance is currently working with the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) in its role as advisor to the government of Argentina in relation to its new PPP program.
The Firm's core team working with the Government of Puerto Rico will be led by New York Banking & Finance partners Jay Gavigan and Gianluca Bacchiocchi and will include associates Leonela Vaccaro Padrón, Andrés Berry and Nicolas Rodriguez Gaziglia.
Clifford Chance has been recognized for decades as a preeminent law firm, renowned for successful, novel financing structures and its signature ability to drive innovation across the entire Americas region. The Firm's dedicated Energy & Infrastructure team is comprised of bilingual and culturally fluent lawyers who understand the distinct business, legal and regulatory landscapes, as well as the evolving needs of a diverse client base throughout the Latin America region. The group spans the Firm's offices in Washington, DC, New York, São Paulo, Madrid, London and other major financial centers in Asia and Europe, and works seamlessly across relevant practices: Banking & Finance, including Project Finance; Capital Markets, including Municipal Finance; Corporate M&A; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Real Estate; and Tax, Pension & Employment.