Energy & Infrastructure
We specialise in large scale, award winning and market-leading Energy & Infrastructure transactions across the world - covering oil and gas, refining and petrochemicals, LNG, thermal power, renewables, nuclear, water and waste, mining, airports, roads and bridges, ports, stadia, telecoms, networks and rail related transactions.
We act for governments, sponsors, financial institutions, contractors and suppliers. Our broad experience advising the full range of market participants means that we are able to anticipate, and importantly to understand, issues and problems that may arise during the course of a transaction and find constructive solutions to them.
Full service practice
Our sector aligned global team provides the full range of finance solutions to clients, including project finance, acquisition finance, and commodity and structured financing. We have market-leading experience of commercial bank and bond market financings and complex multi-source financings with export credit agencies (ECAs), international financial institutions and multilateral development banks.
We have advised on over US$1 trillion of closed project finance transactions around the world.
We have a specialist construction team which sits within our Energy & Infrastructure practice, which can advise on all construction documentation relating to a project. We also work everyday on drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, including supply agreements, offtake arrangements, agreements with government(s) and license agreements across the entire Energy & Infrastructure space.
We provide sector focused advice within the context of M&A transactions, specifically around asset level due diligence and joint ventures as well as advice on regulatory and government agreements.
Our specialist Energy & Infrastructure lawyers deliver seamless top-level expertise in cross border transactions. Using our network of offices around the world allows our clients to reduce the risks associated with operating across different jurisdictions.
We are able to offer our clients both English and New York law capabilities in the major jurisdictions as well as many local law capabilities, and we have unmatched experience advising on projects in the emerging markets of Latin America, CIS, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Our global alliance firms play an integral role to our Energy & Infrastructure offering. Our key alliance relationships include – Australia: an integrated alliance and international joint venture with Allens; China - Shanghai: a joint operations office with Zhao Sheng Law Firm in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. In May 2019, Zhao Sheng received official approval, from the Beijing Bureau of Justice, to establish a branch in Beijing, which strengthens our access to local PRC law capacity in Beijing; Indonesia: an association with Widyawan & Partners; Saudi Arabia: an association with Zamakhchary & Co.; and South Africa: a collaborative alliance with Webber Wentzel. Zhao Sheng in China and Widyawan & Partners in Indonesia are closely integrated into the Linklaters network but maintain their status as separate firms for regulatory reasons. Beyond our strategic relationships, we have dedicated Regional Desk teams which over many years have developed a strong network of ‘best friends’ local firm relationships across nearly all jurisdictions.
Industry sector experience
We offer pragmatic, commercial and value added legal advice through our experience of the industry sectors our clients operate in. We always approach transactions with an understanding of the commercial pressures our clients operate under. Our core sectors include: power (renewable and thermal), nuclear, infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, utilities, low carbon, technology, space, chemicals and manufacturing.