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FIDIC Silver Book 2017 – a step away from project finance norms?

9 May 2018


The much heralded upgrade to the FIDIC Silver Book was released towards the end of 2017. It has evolved considerably from the 1999 first edition but, given its prevalence on international project finance deals, does it cater for the typical requirements of PF lenders...

Brexit - what does the transition agreement mean?

23 March 2018


On Friday 23 March 2018, the EU announced that agreement in principle had been reached on a transition (or 'implementation') period running from the UK's withdrawal from the EU on 29 March 2019 to the end of 2020, during which the UK would retain access...

UK nationalisation: The law and the cost

19 March 2018


Nationalisation is on the agenda in the UK. The Labour Party says that, if it wins the next general election, it will nationalise the railways, water and energy companies, the Royal Mail and possibly private finance initiative (PFI) companies. This...

Mexico Announces Groundbreaking Transmission Line Tenders

6 March 2018


Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (SENER) and state-owned utility the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) recently published the bid terms of the first two transmission lines to be awarded after the 2014 energy reform: the Baja California interconnection...

Egypt solar Feed-in Tariff Round 2

25 February 2018


The Feed-in Tariff Round 2 was amongst the most significant renewable projects in the Middle East and Africa last year, taking home the title of Global Multilateral Deal of the Year at the PFI Awards 2017. Clifford Chance advised the financiers,...

The UK's approach to Brexit transition

23 February 2018


The UK government has issued a response to the EU's proposals on how any transition period should apply. For the most part, the texts are broadly aligned. The UK government's text builds on the draft text in the European Commission's position paper...

Contractor insolvency during a project

19 February 2018


The insolvency of Carillion has put jobs and pensions at risk, as well as causing financial headaches for governments, developers, subcontractors, lenders and sureties of ongoing projects. It looks set to cast a shadow over infrastructure, construction, facilities...

Foreign investment regulation in Australia

19 February 2018


While the Australian Government generally welcomes foreign investment, certain types of investment proposals may be susceptible to review or require prior approval. On 1 December 2015 a new inbound foreign investment regime came into force which repealed and replaced...