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Infrastructure and Transport

A 'fit for purpose' infrastructure and transport industry can have a direct and positive impact on economic and social prosperity.

Over the next 20 years there is a pressing need for infrastructure to be replaced, upgraded or built in both developed and emerging markets as the rapid pace of globalisation continues. Some estimates put the total investment needed in existing and new infrastructure at tens of trillions of U.S. dollars.

Allen & Overy provides clients in the infrastructure and transport sector with both industry insight and imaginative legal advice that will help meet these challenges. The group comprises over 220 sector specialists on six continents working in partnership with clients to help them achieve their goals.

We view infrastructure and transport assets in the same way as our clients. Our approach combines disciplines and provides legal solutions for all advice needed on any infrastructure investment or activity across a variety of sub-sectors. We cover the full asset life cycle from creation to acquisition, the raising of sponsor or debt capital to restructuring and portfolio management and asset sales. Specifically, we work on major infrastructure project financings, mergers and acquisitions (both public and private) relating to brownfield infrastructure assets, securitisations, asset financings, refinancings, regulatory matters, infrastructure fund formation, arbitration and litigation and construction projects.

Our perceptive advice and work on critical transactions means we are recognised as the leading global provider of legal services to the infrastructure and transport sector. In recent years we have been named 'Global Infrastructure Firm of the Year' by Infrastructure Investor and 'Global Legal Adviser of the Year' by Infrastructure Journal.

News & insights

Publications: 31 JULY 2020

What is sovereign payment risk and what can investors do to mitigate it?

Sovereign payment risk is an issue that investors may encounter in any large-scale infrastructure projects which involve government counterparties or support.

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Publications: 19 JUNE 2020

European Commission targets foreign subsidies causing market distortions

As part of a broader effort to reshape the EU’s trade policy, the European Commission (EC) proposes to expand its toolbox to tackle foreign subsidies undermining the level playing field in the EU’s…

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News: 19 JUNE 2020

Global trends in private M&A: Covid-19 update

We have recently produced an updated client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Over the last eight years, we have analysed almost 1,300 private M&A deals that Allen & Overy advised on…

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Publications: 04 OCTOBER 2019

Outstanding performance by A&O in global M&A league tables

A&O has marked the end of Q3 2019 with an outstanding performance in the M&A league tables; the result of advising on a number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and…

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