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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance
Infrastructure Finance<br />

Infrastructure Finance

Global expertise in infrastructure financing

Our highly-experienced team provides expert advice on infrastructure finance.

Our team of multi-disciplinary lawyers are well-equipped to deal with transactions across multiple asset classes in all the key jurisdictions globally.

How can we help you?

Dedicated experienced global team

We offer clients a dedicated team of lawyers with the right balance of specific legal skills, geographic experience, and industry knowledge to deliver quality advice and have a proven track record of providing a seamless service across multiple time zones and locations.

We develop long standing relationships with our clients and advise over the full life cycle of infrastructure assets, from construction to acquisition to exit and everything in between - whether that’s developing finance terms to meet business needs, raising additional capex or other funding, liability management, refinancing or otherwise.

Full integrated service

Our advice spans the full spectrum of finance options and our expert finance teams advise on corporate bonds, loans, private placements, project bonds, multi-source platform refinancings, structured financings, green finance, sustainability linked financing, derivatives and hedging and other financing arrangements.

We provide full service capabilities to clients in key markets across the globe and deliver integrated multi-disciplinary advice. We can advise on the financing, regulatory, corporate, public law, tax, construction, environment & planning, arbitration and commercial litigation aspects of both domestic and cross-border matters.

Highly experienced team

Our wide range of clients and global coverage provides us with an in-depth understanding of the issues affecting all participants across the sectors, enabling us to consistently provide comprehensive, innovative, solutions-focused and commercially relevant legal advice.

We advise investors, sponsors, corporates, suppliers and contractors, governments and funders – including commercial banks, private debt funders, ECAs, DFIs and multilateral agencies, among others.

Core sectors in which our clients operate include energy (from conventional to renewables and clean tech), resources, digital, communications, transport, utilities and social and defence.

Recent client highlights

CityFibre GBP 4.9 billion financing

Clifford Chance advised the funders to CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent carrier-neutral Full Fibre platform, on its up to £4.9 billion financing.

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Latest 4G road financing in Colombia

Clifford Chance advised the lenders and hedge providers on the multi-tranche financing for the construction of the project in Colombia, the latest 4G toll road financing. Americas Transport Deal of the Year, PFI Awards 2021.

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Investment in National Grid's gas transmission and metering business

Clifford Chance advised the lenders on financing in connection with the agreement by a consortium of Macquarie Asset Management and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation to acquire a 60% stake in National Grid’s gas transmission and metering business.

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Ground-breaking Karapinar Solar Project

Clifford Chance advised a consortium of Turkish and international lenders on the financing of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a photovoltaic power plant in the Karapinar region of Turkey. European Export Finance Deal of the Year 2021, IJGlobal Awards.

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Greater Changhua 1 Offshore Wind Farm

Clifford Chance advised Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) on its NT$75 billion coinvestment in the 605MW Greater Changhua 1 Offshore Wind Farm (Greater Changhua 1) in Taiwan. Project Finance Deal of the Year 2022, IFLR Asia Pacific Awards 2022.

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EUR 2 billion financing of German fibre JV

Clifford Chance advised banks on more than EUR 2 billion financing of a joint venture of Deutsche Telekom and IFM Global Infrastructure Fund for the expansion of German fibre optic network.

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Energy transition: Energy security, affordability and the impact on climate change

The transition from fossil fuels to clean energy to address the climate crisis was never going to be easy and involves expensive trade-offs between economics and climate. However, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has made that transition much harder as energy security becomes a major problem for many countries.

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