The ports industry plays a fundamental role in international trade.
The rise of emerging markets and pace of globalisation means that ports are investing large sums to expand facilities to cope with increasing demand for imports and exports. This is at the same time as dealing with issues that have buffeted the wider shipping sector such as rising charter and fuel costs.
Allen & Overy has an impressive track record advising on projects and transactions in the ports sector spanning a range of legal disciplines including acting on a number of high profile mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. We advise leading sponsors, banks and governments and port operators and regularly top the league tables for the number and value of deals completed in the ports sector.
Our experience of working in this sector allows us to provide our clients with rich and intelligent advice that demonstrates our understanding of all corporate, finance, construction, operational, permitting, zoning, environmental and regulatory issues which are likely to arise during a variety of transactions involving ports.
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News: 29 November 2023
Azzurra Aeroporti S.p.A. has entered into a new senior secured term loan facility of EUR360 million, expiring in May 2027, with extension options up to January 2029. The purpose of the facility is to…
Publications: 23 November 2023
The Middle East’s ambitions for achieving Net Zero mean there is a wealth of opportunity for projects aimed at reducing carbon emissions. However, these projects will require careful navigation of the…
Publications: 14 November 2023
Allen & Overy U.S. Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure (PENRI) partner Jillian Ashley is featured in a MarketWatch SectorWatch video series discussing the reasons behind the…
News: 02 November 2023
Allen & Overy (A&O) advises DIF Capital Partners and EDF Invest in connection with the debt financing for their acquisition of leading Norwegian electric ferry operator Fjord1, from Vision Ridge…