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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 and insights

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News: 02 February 2023

Allen & Overy advises UniCredit and ICBC on a EUR104 million green financing granted to Fondo “Iron”

Allen & Overy has advised UniCredit and ICBC on the drafting, negotiation and signing of a EUR104 million green financing granted to Fondo “Iron”, a fund managed by Prelios SGR and fully subscribed by…

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News: 02 February 2023

Allen & Overy advises Deutsche Bank’s EUR120 million, ESG-linked loan agreement with Beontag

Allen & Overy (“A&O”) announced today that it has advised Deutsche Bank as sole lead arranger in a EUR120 million syndicated loan agreement with Tags Lux Sarl., a wholly owned subsidiary of…

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News: 31 January 2023

Allen & Overy advises Standard Chartered in a multibank partnership with DekaBank, LBBW and Comyno building the blockchain platform SWIAT

Allen & Overy advised international bank Standard Chartered on entering into a joint venture with big German banks to fund the blockchain platform SWIAT.

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Publications: 25 January 2023

Tackling foreign subsidies: new EU rules enter into force

On 12 January 2023, the EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR) entered into force. The FSR will have a significant impact on and create new obligations for parties that are participating in…

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