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Project and infrastructure finance

Our multi-disciplinary, international projects and infrastructure finance group advise clients on cross-border, multi-jurisdictional projects. We advise public and private sector bodies (including funders) on a wide range of domestic and international projects.

We advise parties at all levels of the supply chain including government, sponsors, project companies, EPC and D&B contractors, multi-laterals, funders, banks and alternative lenders.

The depth and breadth of our international team enables us to provide clients with:

  • legal experience from our projects, banking and finance, energy and natural resources, real estate, construction, planning, environmental, tax and regulatory specialists 
  • comprehensive sector knowledge in transport (including rail, roads, ports, airports), health, energy (including oil and gas, solar, wind, biomass, hydro, traditional generation and nuclear power), mining, water, telecoms, hospitals, education, housing, waste, custody centres, defence and sports
  • on-the-ground, competitively priced legal advice from across our network of 50+ offices in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Makeni Ethanol and Power Project case study

We advised the Addax & Oryx group as lead sponsor and the project vehicle on the financing of the €220m Makeni Ethanol and Power Project in Sierra Leone, from African Development Bank and other development financing institutions. Regarded as a market leading transaction for financing of biofuels on the African continent, the project will increase power generation in Sierra Leone by 20%.

This is the first power purchase agreement in Sierra Leone and features ground-breaking land arrangements for protection of local landowners. It is the largest international investment in agricultural sector in Sierra Leone.

Our team won Africa Renewables Deal of the Year 2012 in the Project Finance and Project Finance International Awards (for Makeni Ethanol and Power Project).

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