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Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)

Our global team of public-private partnership (PPP) lawyers have been at the heart of some of the largest and most complex PPP deals across the globe, providing comprehensive, strategic and commercial legal advice in connection with the development and financing of new PPP projects, privatization of existing assets, workout and restructuring of troubled projects and other transactions, including secondary market transactions.

“A firm with a hugely impressive global network of offices and a strong history of success in project finance and development.” Chambers Global, 2017

Our clients include project sponsors and developers, lenders, equity investors, operators, contractors and governmental entities across the globe, and we provide them with a full range of PPP legal services including drafting and negotiating concession agreements, equity transactions, debt and capital markets transactions and construction and engineering agreements. We also provide related tax, real estate, environmental law, labor and employment and permitting advice from offices across the globe.

Our areas of work include

  • Airports and supporting facilities
  • Courthouses and correctional facilities
  • Defense
  • Educational facilities, including primary and higher learning
  • Gas transmission and distribution systems
  • Government buildings and related facilities
  • Hospitals and healthcare facilities
  • Ports and marine terminals
  • Power and transmission facilities and systems
  • Public housing
  • Rail, including passenger rail and mass transit
  • Roads and bridges
  • Sports stadia and recreational facilities
  • Technology, including broadband and telecommunications
  • Waste and waste-to-energy
  • Water and wastewater

Awards and accolades

  • Best Law Firms, national ranking for project finance law, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers, 2016
  • Chambers Global, USA: Projects: PPP, Chambers & Partners, 2017
  • Chambers USA, Nationwide Projects: PPP, Chambers & Partners, 2017
  • Chambers Global, Global-wide: Projects & Energy, Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals (Band 1), Chambers & Partners, 2017
  • IFLR 1000, leading North American law firm for project finance, Legal Media Group, 2016
  • Legal 500 UK, London: Infrastructure, including PFI and PPP (Tier 1), The Legal 500, 2016