Infrastructure and Transport
Allen & Overy’s Global Infrastructure Group comprises specialists based across our global network who regularly work together on multi-jurisdictional transactions. Our experience, gained from advising on some of the most high-profile and strategic infrastructure deals in the market, enables us to provide expert support to clients on complex transactions in a challenging economic and regulatory climate.
As governments continue to embark on infrastructure asset capital building and/or recycling programs and private participants seek to both exit and enter the asset class, we continue to see increasing opportunities for infrastructure investors. Our global reach, sector expertise and local knowledge ensure we can assist quickly in assessing and advising on transactions across the lifecycle of infrastructure assets.
We view infrastructure assets in the same way as our clients. We take a cross-disciplinary approach and provide the legal solutions needed on any infrastructure investment or activity. We cover the full asset life cycle from creation to acquisition, the raising of sponsor or debt capital to ongoing portfolio management, restructurings and asset sales, as well as exit strategies. Our experts are able to identify quickly any obstacles or risks to a deal and provide innovative commercial solutions. In addition, our team has been involved in many complex “market first” transactions, demonstrating extensive strength and depth.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets on the acquisition of a majority stake in Southern Water.Read more
Ventient Portugal, Lda in connection with the refinancing of the Iberwind portfolio assets, one of the largest wind portfolios in Portugal.
České Radiokomunikace a.s.
Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited (CDIL) on its acquisition of České Radiokomunikace a.s., a leading telecommunications, media and technology infrastructure and services provider in the Czech RepublicRead more
Lineas, the largest private rail freight company in Europe on landmark partnerships with Beacon Rail and Ermewa through sale-and-leasebacks of part of its rolling stock.Read more
FirstGroup America, subsidiary of FirstGroup plc represented in connection with a structuring, formation & documentation of a joint venture for its First Student & First Transit businesses for vehicle fleet electrification, charging infrastructure & battery storage solution.
News and insights
Publications: 10 January 2023
At the close of 2022, and with the war in Ukraine entering its tenth month, the EU and the UK adopted further sanctions packages against Russia. The latest sanctions packages include further asset…
Publications: 29 November 2022
David Lee, partner and head of the global infrastructure group, senior associate Victoria White, and Phil Beattie, head of strategic relationships at SparkChange, join Brenna Speiser, senior manager…
Publications: 07 July 2022
The evolution from core to core plus investment is changing the asset class. Over the past ten years the types of assets that infrastructure investors have been willing to buy has been steadily…
Publications: 07 July 2022
The value of global M&A transactions dropped 21% when compared to the record high of H1 2021, although deal values still broke USD2 trillion.