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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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Container Terminal

News: 11 May 2022

Allen & Overy advises Hapag-Lloyd on new container terminal joint venture in Egypt

Allen & Overy has advised Hapag-Lloyd AG (Hapag-Lloyd) in connection with the establishment of a joint venture which develops and operates a new container terminal in Damietta, Egypt. The joint…

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News: 15 March 2022

A&O's Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure (PENRI) practice recognised as top legal adviser in 2021

Allen & Overy has been recognised by IJGlobal, Dealogic and Inspiratia as the top legal advisor for number of transactions or deal value in the Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure…

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Publications: 07 March 2022

Infrastructure series: Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in Indonesia

There is a strong consensus now that the PPP model works. In the last five years the number of PPP projects increased quite exponentially. The PPP market is made up largely by local investors and…

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Publications: 09 February 2022

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Opportunities for private capital in the water sector

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021 and provides for a USD105 billion public investment in U.S. water infrastructure.

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