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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Global Project Development & Finance

One team. Globally connected.

Our global Project Development & Finance Group brings together more than 300 multi-disciplinary sector experts from 33 offices spanning five continents.

Our clients trust us with some of their most challenging assignments. Our hallmark is our experience; more than 50 years advising a diverse global client base on large-scale, complex multi-disciplinary projects. The breadth and depth of our sector knowledge, coupled with our practical understanding of our clients' businesses and their long-term commercial goals, allows us to navigate clients through their most complex and challenging projects.

Our clients touch every corner of the Energy and Infrastructure sector, and include financial institutions, financial investors and corporate enterprises.

Our team advises on all commercial and financial aspects of major international and cross-border projects. This includes construction, project development and finance, environmental issues, sanctions and regulatory matters.  Fully integrated into the group are M&A, private equity, antitrust and litigation and dispute resolution experts.

How we can help you

Global insight

Our robust international network means we assemble perfectly tailored teams to act on the commercial and financial aspects of projects in the energy and infrastructure space, across all the key jurisdictions.

Our global connectivity means our lawyers have access to global market intelligence in real time, which ensures that we can apply global best practice and precedents to our clients' projects.

Sector knowledge

We approach each deal with a sector-focused lens allowing us to apply our understanding of the commercial landscape within which our clients operate to all aspects of the transaction.

We have dedicated teams in oil & gas, conventional power, infrastructure and mining & metals as well as across the spectrum of our our Energy Transition offering.

Energy transition

We are at the forefront of the Energy Transition with dedicated teams advising clients across the core pillars of Hydrogen, Carbon Capture and Storage, Carbon Trading, Energy Infrastructure, Renewables, New Nuclear and Infratech & Digital Infrastructure. Find out more about our Energy Transition focus here.


Market recognition

We are proud to be the only law firm ranked Band 1 for Projects across every major region by Chambers (Chambers & Partners, 2023), and we are regularly recognized for our high-value work; for example in 2022, we were ranked no.1 globally by Infralogic (MergerMarket Limited); no. 1 for global project finance by Clean Energy Pipeline (Venture Business Research Limited), and no.1 for European project finance by IJGlobal (Delinian Limited). Find out more about our awards.

Our awards
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