• Share
  • Email
  • Print

K&L Gates’ Project Finance practice operates from multiple offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. We have worked on projects in locations spanning the globe, including the Americas, the countries of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; Russia and Central Asia; and the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia.

Our practice is founded on major projects in developed and emerging markets across the globe. Our project finance lawyers work closely with lawyers in other practices, including Energy, Infrastructure and Resources, Investment Management, Restructuring & Insolvency, Derivatives & Structured Products, and Public Finance. We also work closely with our Africa and our Latin America practice groups.

We regularly represent borrowers, lenders, and credit enhancement providers in financing of a wide range of infrastructure projects. Our borrower clients include private and public sponsors, developers, and promoters of projects. On the lender/credit enhancer side of the equation, our clients include commercial banks; non-bank private lenders such as infrastructure funds, private equity firms and separately managed accounts; and credit agencies, multilateral financial institutions and development banks.

We have the full breadth of skills needed to bring major projects to fruition across a broad range of sectors, including electric power, energy, water, wastewater, transportation, waste management, mining, telecommunications, and social infrastructure. We are uniquely positioned to take borrowers through the entire cycle of project financing from initial structuring of a financeable set of project documents to successful financial close. For lenders, we are equally well positioned to provide expert due diligence on all types of projects and prepare and negotiate financing documents for a successful financial close.

Our project finance team has extensive experience in structuring, documenting, and implementing a wide range of limited-recourse financing structures for major projects. In the financing phase of infrastructure projects, we advise on traditional project financing, structured finance, taxable and tax-advantaged debt, equity, and intercreditor arrangements, as well as tax increment financing, taxable and tax-advantaged debt, project and municipal bonds, and securitizations. We also have experience in workouts and restructurings involving complex projects.

In handling complex project finance transactions, we draw upon the knowledge and skills of our lawyers in related practice areas. Our integrated multidisciplinary approach gives our clients seamless access across our platform to focused advice that allows them to make the best decisions for their projects and execute those decisions in the most effective manner. Our strength in risk management and insurance coverage, tax, real estate, land use, environmental permitting, regulatory matters, and public policy in multiple jurisdictions enables us to provide high quality representation to borrowers or lenders from the earliest phase of the project through financial close and beyond.

In conjunction with lawyers in our Derivatives & Structured Products practice, we are also familiar with the documentation, regulatory, and counterparty issues in hedging of price, interest rates, and foreign exchange risk across a wide range of regions, currencies, and industries.

Areas of Practice

NameTitleOfficeContact
Partner
P +61.7.3233.1238
Partner
P +1.206.370.7830
Special Counsel
P +44.(0)20.7360.8147
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8229
Partner
P +1.503.226.5775
Partner
P +852.2230.3577
Senior Associate
P +44.(0)20.7360.8260
Partner
P +1.617.261.3201
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8169
Partner
P +61.7.3233.1236
Partner
P +33.(0)1.58.44.15.28
Partner
P +86.10.5817.6105
Partner
P +1.302.416.7077
Of Counsel
P +1.713.815.7369
Partner
P +44.(0)207.360.8204
Partner
P +1.206.370.7627
Senior Associate
P +48.22.653.4292
Partner
P +48.22.653.4215
Associate
P +81.3.6205.3608
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8139
Partner
P +1.412.355.6730
Partner
P +1.503.226.5721
Of Counsel
P +1.212.536.4863
Partner
P +974.4424.6119
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8242
Counsel
P +1.+82.0.2.2198.8715
Partner
P +61.2.9513.2409
Partner
P +61.8.9216.0965
Partner
P +1.650.798.6743
Counsel
P +48.22.653.4262
Partner
P +61.3.9205.2025
Of Counsel
P +61.3.9205.2056
Partner
P +1.212.536.4043
Senior Associate
P +44.(0)20.7360.8181
Partner
P +1.305.539.3374
Associate
P +1.206.370.8190
Consultant
P +61.7.3233.1210
Partner
P +81.3.6205.3602
Partner
P +44.(0)20.7360.8212
Partner
P +1.713.815.7320
Senior Associate
P +61.2.9513.2506
Partner
P +1.214.939.5512
Associate
P +49.(0)69.945.196.335
Partner
Associate
P +974.4424.6109
Partner
P +1.206.370.8369
Practice Area Leader – Energy, Infrastructure and Resources
P +61.8.9216.0930
Special Counsel
P +61.8.9216.0933
Practice Area Leader – Real Estate
P +1.206.370.7657
Partner
P +1.817.347.5284
Partner
P +65.6507.8105
Partner
P +1.212.536.4888
Partner
P +55.(0)1137045702
Partner
P +1.843.579.5624
Administrative Partner
P +1.302.416.7070
Partner
P +1.206.370.7801
Partner
P +1.412.355.6752
Partner
P +48.22.653.4236
Partner
P +1.202.778.9066
Counsel
P +81.3.6205.3605
Partner
P +1.+82.0.2.2198.8701