Finance & Financial Services

Project Finance & Development

Integrated legal advice for the global project development and finance life cycle.

Meet the team

Locke Lord lawyers have extensive experience in projects, representing clients across a wide range of industries, including:

  • Traditional and renewable energy
  • Oil and gas
  • Petrochemicals
  • Telecommunications
  • Mining and metals
  • Waste and water
  • Infrastructure development

Our global projects team has advised on projects from the United States to Africa, South and Central America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

We negotiate the full range of complex commercial and financing documents, including:

  • Concession and stabilization agreements
  • Off-take, supply and power purchase agreements
  • Debt facilities and bonds and security documents
  • Joint venture, shareholder and other sponsor arrangements
  • EPC and EPCM agreements
  • O&M contracts
  • Parallel debt structures and inter-creditor arrangements
  • Hedging arrangements
  • Leasing structures

To complement these transactions, we also identify project risk and advise on optimizing risk allocation and bankability of projects. In terms of public-private partnerships (PPP or P3), we assist governments/municipalities, public agencies and private developers in procurement, contract structuring, financing, and in the preparation and negotiation of design-build contracts and other contract structures on large infrastructure projects involving bidders and sub-contractors from around the world.

We have close working relationships with multilateral lending and export credit agencies. We also advise multinational commercial lenders, political risk insurers, financial advisers, project managers, construction and development companies and technology providers. These relationships are crucial to negotiate effectively on complex business issues.

To provide a fully integrated service, we offer other capabilities, such as:

  • M&A
  • Tax
  • Public law
  • IP
  • Securitization
  • Regulatory
  • Dispute resolution
  • Fund formation
  • Environmental
  • Real estate
  • Public finance
  • Private equity

Our project finance team includes lawyers with the correct geographic experience for each transaction, and we work seamlessly with our colleagues across industry sectors to advise on all aspects of project development and financing transactions.