Specialist project finance advice
Project and infrastructure finance is a specialist area that requires a combination of industry and market knowledge with legal and risk management expertise, as well as a sound grasp of the financial fundamentals.
We're not just here to provide a legal overview, we understand the deeper strategic, cultural and political factors that impact the markets. We also have access to key market contacts and decision makers in our key geographies. Our goal is to support our clients from a project's inception to expiry of the concession; through the whole lifecycle of the project.
International energy, infrastructure, social and economic project finance
Our international team has a reputation for successfully delivering first-class support in all segments of the infrastructure and energy markets. We advise borrowers, sponsors, funds, banks, non-bank lenders and bond arrangers on all products, from bilateral and syndicated senior debt through to listed bonds and other debt capital markets products.
We have a market-leading European practice in renewable energy infrastructure, and our active international social and economic infrastructure finance team has particular expertise in education, universities, healthcare, rail, roads, airports and related transport infrastructure.
Foresight Solar Fund
Advised Foresight Solar Fund on its £200m+ solar portfolio long term and acquisition debt finance facilities.
Advised on the implementation of parallel private placement and bond financing to finance the £85m acquisition of two significant operational student accommodation assets in the UK.
Capacity Market Financings
Advised Viridis on the structuring and £75m project-financing of 178MW new build of peaking power, and advised Alkane Energy on the structuring and £30m project-financing of 51MW new build of peaking power, in each case supported by National Grid's Capacity Market contracts, TRIAD revenue and peak trading.
Advised on amendment €35m facility granted by 2 Spanish banks for construction and commissioning of 4 wind farms in Andalucía.
Advised BHCC as senior lender on the £36m project financing of the British Airways i360 – an innovative and award-winning project developed by the same team that developed the London Eye.
John Laing Group
Advised on the purchase and financing of the wind farm Klettwitz (89MW).
Advised on an approx. €100m financing of a wind farm (48W).