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  • Project & Infrastructure Finance

The worldwide projects group specialises in all areas of global project financing. The group offers the experience and capability of a team that regularly works on the most important, innovative and complex projects around the world.

Wherever it is and whatever its type, we can help your transaction succeed.

Every transaction presents unique demands - we work as part of your team to anticipate and to meet the challenges you may face, taking a non-legalistic, solution orientated approach that focuses on delivering practical solutions.

We will work closely with you to understand your business, your objectives and your approach to the deal. You can rely on us to provide the in-depth industry knowledge, local market expertise, practical solutions and clear strategies necessary to make your deal work.

We are highly experienced advisers to sponsors and funders on the financing aspects of projects in a range of industry sectors.

Together with our international securities practice, we can advise on all aspects of financings including the investment grade and non-investment grade markets under both common law and civil law systems.

In addition to advising on traditional project finance structures, our lawyers have developed increasingly innovative financing solutions for the projects market. We are fully familiar with all forms of bank and capital markets financing.

We have substantial experience of advising on projects that combine different forms of: structured finance techniques such as monetisations; asset acquisitions; islamic-funding techniques; project bonds; securitisations; portfolio financings; restructurings; investment funds; leveraged finance; borrowing base structures; and derivatives products.

Our experience in co-financings involving multiple funding sources - including multi-lateral, developmental and export credit institutions - is second-to-none.

With English, New York and locally qualified lawyers round the world, we have the ability to document transactions under the most appropriate law for your transaction.

Because we are in tune with the political, legal and commercial environment within each host country, we understand the underlying business issues and risks. We work constructively with all parties to allocate risks appropriately. Our goal is to find commercially sound solutions to help you and your business partners to achieve your objectives.

The group is an integrated part of the global Clifford Chance finance practice and offers full service capabilities including tax, insolvency and regulatory. We have core teams located in London, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Tokyo and New York with lawyers in the rest of Europe and Asia who are experienced in cross-border and domestic project finance work.