Infrastructure is fast emerging as a key stimulus for economic growth and a measure of global competitiveness. The policy goals of the Obama administration and an emphasis on infrastructure projects around the world make extensive experience in the planning, structuring, development, acquisition, financing, operation and disposition of these assets more important than ever. Our Infrastructure Group serves clients in the public and private sectors in areas that include: airports; energy; hospitals; maritime and ports; metals and mining; oil and gas; prisons; roads and rail; stadiums and arenas; telecommunications; water, waste and sewage; and wind power.
Public and private partnerships for infrastructure projects require integrated and customized legal solutions and our team has a thorough understanding of risk allocation, tax structuring and transaction delivery in this sector. And while we regularly assist clients with infrastructure matters, what truly distinguishes us is our ability to handle the multitude of issues arising in the context of each engagement. Our platform encompasses practitioners from a range of relevant disciplines, including finance, mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, sports, health care, capital markets, labor, government relations, litigation, environmental, insurance coverage, lodging and gaming, real estate and tax.
Areas of Focus
Ice Canyon LLC and Knighthead Capital Partners in connection with the $417 million financing of phase one construction of the Tonkolili Iron Ore project in Sierra Leone
ABI Bank Ltd., as arranger and dealer, in an airport construction financing in Antigua
WestLB AG, New York branch, as lender and arranger in a $138 million senior secured facility for construction of a new container port facility in Colombia for Sociedad Portuaria Terminal de Contenedores de Buenaventura S.A.
The New York Jets and other entities in connection with the lease, development and financing of a $1.6 billion NFL stadium, the largest financing of its kind