K&L Gates’ international project development and finance team operates from multiple locations across our global platform, supporting our practice across the Americas; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); Russia and Central Asia; and the Asia-Pacific region. Our practice is founded on major projects in both developed and emerging markets across the globe.
Our project development and finance lawyers have the full breadth of skills needed to bring major projects to fruition across a broad range of sectors, including:
We have successfully represented the sponsors, developers, or promoters of projects as well as commercial and development banks, investors, vendors, landowners, contractors (engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) and operation and maintenance (O&M)), operators, and equipment suppliers. Our lawyers advise on all phases of the project – from the initial concept, government and regulatory issues, structuring, risk management, and development through to bidding, financing, engineering and construction, and beyond. In handling complex project development and finance transactions, we draw upon the knowledge and skills of our lawyers in related practice areas. This multidisciplinary, firmwide approach gives our clients seamless access to focused advice so that they can make the best decisions for their projects and execute those decisions in the most effective manner. Our bench strength in risk management and insurance coverage, tax, real estate, environmental permitting, regulatory matters, and public policy in multiple jurisdictions enables us to provide high quality representation from the earliest phases of due diligence through land acquisition, construction, operation, transfer, and decommissioning of projects.
Our project development and finance team has extensive experience in structuring, documenting, and/or implementing a wide range of limited recourse financing structures for major projects, including:
Our project development and finance team has substantial experience in the preparation and negotiation of the full suite of contracts required to develop and implement projects on a project finance basis, including: