Project Finance

Linklaters’ project finance team is known for its particular strength in advising on complex, large scale projects. We have advised on over US$1 trillion of closed project finance transactions around the world.

We specialise in large scale, award winning and market-leading projects across the world - covering oil and gas, petrochemicals, LNG, thermal power, renewables, nuclear, water and waste, mining, airports, roads and bridges, ports, stadia, telecoms, and rail related transactions.

We act for host governments, sponsors, lenders, 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 project and find constructive solutions to them.

Global coverage

Our specialist project finance lawyers in the UK, New York, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Moscow, Central & Eastern Europe, Dubai, China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore deliver seamless top-level project finance 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 and we have unmatched experience advising on projects in emerging markets; Latin America, Russiathe Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Financial innovation

We draw on our deep experience to develop new financing solutions to meet the exact needs of each of our clients. 

Our clients turn to us for our expertise in combining different forms of structured finance techniques including monetisations; asset acquisitions; Islamic-funding; project bonds; securitisations; portfolio financings; restructurings; investment funds; leveraged finance; borrowing base structures; and derivatives products.

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.  Alongside our corporate and commercial practices we frequently advise on high profile public and private M&A, disposals and joint ventures.

Industry sector experience

We offer pragmatic, commercial and value adding 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.