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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.

Key experience 

Southern Water

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets on the acquisition of a majority stake in Southern Water.

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Iberwind Portfolio

Ventient Portugal, Lda in connection with the refinancing of the Iberwind portfolio assets, one of the largest wind portfolios in Portugal.

American Tower

American Tower on its long-term strategic partnership with Allianz.

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Antwerp Gateway

The funders on the refinancing of the financing arrangements for Antwerp Gateway, the second largest container terminal in the Deurganckdok in the Port of Antwerp.

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 Republic

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FirstGroup America

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.

Recognition

A&O’s PENRI practice recognised as top adviser in 2020

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22 awards at the 2021 IJ Global awards

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9 awards at the IJnvestor Awards 2020

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News & insights

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Publications: 16 NOVEMBER 2021

The UK’s trade remedies regime

The creation of an independent UK trade remedies regime is a critical and under-reported aspect of the UK’s new trade policy. Going forward, the UK’s newfound ability to shape its own trade remedies…

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Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2021

Japan’s shifting attitudes change M&A market dynamics

Driven by changing attitudes and economic priorities, Japan remains a powerful outbound investor and is becoming an increasingly popular destination for inbound transactions.

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News: 15 SEPTEMBER 2021

Investment in Africa as A&O makes strategic hires in Banking and Project Finance

Allen & Overy is expanding its Sub-Saharan Africa Banking and Projects practices in Johannesburg with the arrival of three new partners. Ryan Nelson, Alexandra Clüver and Alessandra Pardini will join…

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Publications: 08 JULY 2021

A rise in hydrogen-related M&A activity globally

As international pressure mounts for urgent responses to climate change, there are signs that, after several false dawns, hydrogen is finally emerging as a key component in the transition from fossil…

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