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Project finance and Public Private Partnerships

Project finance and Public Private Partnerships

Our award-winning Energy and Infrastructure team is a market leader in assisting clients to deliver and finance large-scale projects across the Middle East

It is estimated that there are projects to the value of US$ 1 trillion under development in the Middle East. Many of these projects will be privately financed and/or involve the creation of public/private partnerships (PPP) between governments and sponsors.

Over the last decade we have built up a pre-eminent reputation in advising on the large-scale financing of energy and infrastructure projects around the Middle East. We pride ourselves on bringing the skills of an international law firm and applying local expertise and understanding to achieve the best results for our clients. We seek to contribute to success at many levels, from strategic planning, to negotiation tactics and detailed implementation.

We have advised on a series of ground-breaking deals across the region, including the first substantive BOT deal (the Manah Power Project in Oman), the first project financed deal in the United Arab Emirates (the Taweelah A2 IWPP), the first major financing of a telecoms licence (Etihad Etisalat's GSM/3G licence in Saudi Arabia), and the first major port PPPs (at Salalah in Oman and Mina Khalifa in Bahrain). Notable recent projects have included the Shoaiba and Shuqaiq IWPPs in Saudi Arabia.

We act for sponsors, governments and lenders, and advise on conventional and Islamic structures, on project bonds/sukuks and on re-financings. We work in the oil and gas, petrochemicals, power and water, waste and wastewater, ports, airports, industrial, telecoms and education and healthcare sectors.

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