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Social Infrastructure

Allen & Overy’s award winning Infrastructure team is at the forefront of the global social infrastructure market and the legal business developments in the sector.

Investor focus on infrastructure assets for social purposes has increased in recognition of the growing investment needs around the world and the returns these assets can provide.

Our dedicated social infrastructure experts have been at the forefront of this expanding market, advising key stakeholders across all sub-sectors such as schools, universities, hospitals, social accommodation, prisons, stadia and sporting facilities.

Our experience gained from advising on some of the most high-profile and strategic matters in the market, as well as PPP projects across a range of developed and developing markets and jurisdictions, enables us to provide clients with cutting edge insight and advice.

Key experience 

Domus Social Housing

Fiera Infrastructure Inc. on the establishment of Domus Social Housing Ltd, a newly created social infrastructure platform and the related acquisition of a portfolio of properties.

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Schools Infrastructure Development Public Private Partnership Programme

Tatweer Buildings Company on its Pathfinder PPP schools project in Saudi Arabia as part of Wave 1 of the Schools Infrastructure Development Public Private Partnership Programme.

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Georgetown University Utility System Modernisation

ENGIE North America on its successful bid for the P3 concession to operate, manage and upgrade the on-campus utility system at Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C.

Ionisos

The funders on the acquisition and subsequent refinancing of Ionisos, a leading owner and operator of cold sterilisation facilities servicing the medical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. Best Social Infrastructure Acquisition – IJInvestor Awards 2020

Dendermonde Prison PPP

The lenders on the refinancing of the finance arrangements for the new prison in Dendermonde, housing 444 inmates. This was the first institutional PPP in Belgium.

Yahsat T4 Satellite

Mubadala/Yahsat Corporate on the USD700m refinancing of the development of Thuraya 4 satellite for commercial and military applications in the United Arab Emirates.

Recognition

EMEA Firm of the Year for acquisitions – IJInvestor Awards 2021

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22 awards at the 2021 IJ Global awards

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“It is a highly committed and superbly service-oriented firm with a cutting-edge legal team.”

Chambers 2022 - Infrastructure

News and insights

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Publications: 02 February 2023

Podcast: Sanctions outlook 2023

Sanctions began dominating the headlines again in 2022. Largely, reports focused on the ongoing sanctions targeting Russia. As we look ahead to 2023, Russia remains a target. Other countries (such as…

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Cityscape

Publications: 25 January 2023

Tackling foreign subsidies: new EU rules enter into force

On 12 January 2023, the EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR) entered into force. The FSR will have a significant impact on and create new obligations for parties that are participating in…

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News: 23 January 2023

A&O advises Abu Dhabi Investment Office on Phase 2 of the Road Lighting LED PPP project in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Allen & Overy has advised the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) and the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) in Abu Dhabi in relation to Phase 2 of its Road Lighting public-private…

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Publications: 23 January 2023

EU regulation on foreign subsidies - implications for infrastructure investors

A new EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation entered into force on 12 January 2023.

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