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Given the legal, commercial, and political complexity of Public Private Partnerships (PPP), project participants need comprehensive legal advice from lawyers who have the commercial experience, market knowledge, technical and regulatory experience, and project management skills to support them in all aspects of project procurement. Our experience with advising all types of market participants enables us to anticipate issues that may arise during a project’s procurement and to find constructive solutions.

K&L Gates PPP practice lawyers have the experience to provide well tested and centralized project management skills to support their clients’ business objectives.  Our lawyers’ backgrounds in finance, construction, engineering, and government policy enable them to apply their institutional knowledge to deliver creative, cost-effective solutions to projects within established structures and procedures.

We advise clients in many sectors including the energy, transportation, sports entertainment, telecommunications, health, accommodation, social housing, emergency services, custodial, education, and waste management industries all over the world.  We have successfully represented the sponsors or promoters of PPP projects as well as lenders, investors, vendors, landowners, general contractors, operators, and equipment suppliers.  Our lawyers advise on all phases of the project—from the initial concept, structuring, and development through bidding, financing, construction, and beyond. 

In handling complex project transactions, we draw on 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 efficient and effective manner.

Areas of Practice

Practice Area Leader - Energy, Infrastructure and Resources
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Of Counsel
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Practice Area Leader — Corporate & Transactional
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Special Counsel
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Senior Associate
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Administrative Partner (Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich)
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Senior Associate
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Administrative Partner
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U.S. Projects
Advised a consortium of prospective concessionaires and a lending group working with the winning bidder in connection with a proposed lease and concession of the Pennsylvania Turnpike by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Advised a multinational infrastructure company in the structuring and implementation of one of California’s first PPP projects, involving a long-term design-build-operate-maintain arrangement to upgrade and replace a municipality’s wastewater treatment facilities.
Represented a public U.S. power authority in the privatization of its two nuclear power plants. In addition to the sale of substantial power generation and real estate assets, that transaction involved the assignment of hundreds of contracts and the transfer, together with pension and other benefits, of over 1,600 public employees to the private sector.
Represented an Australian-based toll road developer in pre-development services agreements with the Oregon Department of Transportation and counseled implementation projects for each of the highway projects in the over $1 billion development.
Advised an equity participant and liquidity provider in connection with a synthetic lease for the financing of $300 million of power generating equipment using a commercial paper structure.
Counseled a governmental authority in connection with the site acquisition, design, and construction of the new Seattle Art Museum in downtown Seattle.
Represented a real estate developer in negotiating a $22 million TIF package with a town and county in North Carolina to redevelop an abandoned solid waste landfill site.
Represented the stadium authority of a metropolitan area in connection with the development and potential long-term lease of a convention center hotel as well as in the development of the property surrounding two professional sports stadiums.
Representation of a U.S. municipality in negotiating design-build and related financing agreements for downtown streetcar project.
Representation of U.S. public transit system in evaluating options and preparing procurement documentation for a proposed design-build-finance-operate-maintain commuter rail project in the Southeast.