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Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)

Allen & Overy is the world’s leading provider of advice on infrastructure and, specifically, PPP-related infrastructure matters. We drafted the first PPP contracts, which have now been adopted as the industry norm in a number of jurisdictions.

We advise all participants on PPP transactions including governments, sponsors, funders, service providers and construction companies, across a wide variety of infrastructure sectors, including social infrastructure, defence, transportation, prisons, healthcare and rail.

This depth of experience of providing services to a number of stakeholders across a number of sectors, means that we have come across almost every possible situation involving PPP, outsourcing and privatisation-type transactions, enabling us to provide our clients with an efficient and cost-effective service.

Key experience 

Schools Infrastructure Development Public Private Partnership Programme

Tatweer Buildings Company on its Pathfinder PPP schools project in Saudi Arabia as part of Wave 1 of the Schools Infrastructure Development Public Private Partnership Programme.

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Barcelona Metro Line 9 Section 4 PPP Refinancing

European Investment Bank (EIB) on two project finance transactions for the construction of Tranches I and IV of Line 9 of the Underground of Barcelona.

Santiago Electric Bus PPP

AMP Capital and its joint venture partner Enel X on a financing to be used for the electrification of the bus fleet for the public transit system of Santiago, Chile.

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Almaty Ring Road

International development banks on the financing of a 66-km ring road around Almaty in Kazakhstan. The project is the first road concession of special significance to be awarded and the first public private partnership (PPP) project of special significance in Kazakhstan. It is also the largest PPP in Central Asia to date.

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Toowoomba Second Range Crossing PPP

The financiers to Nexus Group in relation to the AUD1.6bn financing for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing PPP in Queensland, Australia, and the subsequent 2020 refinancing.

Dendermonde Prison PPP

The lenders on the refinancing of the finance arrangements for the new prison in Dendermonde, housing 444 inmates. This was the first institutional PPP in Belgium.


EMEA Firm of the Year for acquisitions – IJInvestor Awards 2021

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22 awards at the 2021 IJ Global awards

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Chambers 2022 - Infrastructure

News & insights

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News: 20 January 2022

Allen & Overy advises tado on anticipated business combination with GFJ and planned IPO via DE-SPAC

GFJ ESG Acquisition I SE (GFJ), the first German pure play SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) for sustainable technologies, and tado GmbH (tado), a European market leader for intelligent home…

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Berlin Mediaspree office buildings

News: 14 January 2022

A&O advises Universal-Investment and Bavarian pension scheme manager BVK on the acquisition of the Zalando Headquarters in Berlin

Allen & Overy has advised a real estate fund which was set up for Bavarian pension scheme manager Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) on the Luxembourg platform of Universal-Investment on the…

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Publications: 12 January 2022

What’s driving the surge in digital infrastructure deals?

Digital infrastructure transactions continue to increase globally, with investors particularly focused on mobile towers, data centres and fibre networks.

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Publications: 08 September 2020

New Law on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Vietnam

On 1 January 2021, Vietnam’s long awaited Law on PPP (the PPP Law) will come into effect. The PPP Law establishes an umbrella legal framework for all PPP projects and aims to attract more private…

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