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Global infrastructure funds and investments lawyers

Our Infrastructure Finance practice advises on a wide range of transactions. In addition to handling the various legal issues that arise in infrastructure-related financings, our experience extends to the efficient and effective management of these often complicated deals. We provide advice on equity investment in infrastructure, infrastructure asset driven M&A as well as construction, operation, disputes and the variations of existing contracts.

Our infrastructure lawyers are also well-positioned to provide critical risk reviews and to advise on appropriate risk distribution among the various parties to the financing. The review includes advice on critical project documentation, regulatory overlay and the tax considerations. Our ability to draw upon our international legal advisers in tax, M&A, real estate and other service areas means that we can advise clients on all aspects of their finance transactions.

Multilateral finance institutions

We work with a wide variety of multilateral institutions on their equity investments in infrastructure, project finance, government advisory/project procurement as well as any related construction or disputes advice required. We also work in co-operation with them to access new markets and follow global investment flows. Examples of our clients include EBRD, IFC, MFB, OPIC, EADB, ADB, DEG, KfW, NIB, Proparco, FMO and IBRD.

Investment bank lawyers

With over 30 years' experience with investment banks, we have been involved in all the major developments within this field over that period. We act for more asset managers than any other firm in the UK, which means we constantly have market intelligence of the issues affecting the industry. We provide advice to clients such as HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered and KfW on their equity investments in infrastructure projects.

Experienced infrastructure funds and investments lawyers

Key highlights of our infrastructure funds and investment experience include acting for:

  • GuarantCo on a new guarantee framework for infrastructure projects in Tanzania. The guarantee framework, the first of its kind in Tanzania, sees a risk-sharing partnership between GuarantCo and Tanzanian bank CRDB, providing a US$50 million Tanzanian Shilling equivalent, five-year portfolio guarantee to enable the bank to grow its infrastructure loan book
  • China Latin America Cooperation Fund (CLAC Fund) on the US$680 million acquisition of an equity interest in the container terminal at Terminal De Containeres de Paranaguá (TCP), the second-largest port in Brazil
  • Macquarie's Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions Group on the purchase of £150 million of local authority lender-option borrower-option loans from RBS for public services and other local infrastructure in the UK
  • Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd on an aquaculture infrastructure equity investment in Zambia
  • Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP) on its purchase of a portfolio of onshore wind farms in locations across the UK and Ireland, comprising a total of 64 turbines, from Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) in a £50 million deal
  • Real I.S. AG (a German investment fund) on the acquisition of a 25,000 sqm commercial building including a shopping center, hotel and office space on Vienna’s Western Main Train Station with a value of €110 million in Austria.

 A recognized Infrastructure Funds and Investment team

You can tell a lot about the quality of a team’s work by the feedback from clients. Please find below a selection of comments regarding the work of our team.

“They are fast, efficient and extremely responsive. They have been one of our very best performing panel firms ever since we started to use them. A relentless commitment to client service and to doing their very best in our interests sets them apart.” - Michael Barrie (Legal & General)

“Many thanks to Eversheds Sutherland for their support on this transaction. Their wide ranging role covered due diligence in both the UK and Ireland, raising a senior acquisition facility, and advising on the M&A. This is the third acquisition made by PiP with the support of Eversheds Sutherland and each time they have done a very thorough and successful job.” - Joe Davis (Pensions Infrastructure Platform)

Contact an infrastructure funds and investment lawyer today

If you would like any further information or need advice on your infrastructure funds or investment opportunity, please contact our legal team.