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Social Infrastructure

Governments throughout the world now realise that spending money in a manner that produces efficient outcomes is more important than ever.

Whether we are working on transactions in the West, the East, the developed world or the developing world, whether acting for governments or sponsors, it is absolutely clear that value for money is critical.

Allen & Overy has a long history of advising on projects in the social infrastructure sector, particularly schools, universities, hospitals, social accommodation, prisons, stadia and sporting facilities. We are pioneers of the public-private partnerships/private finance initiatives market in these sectors in the UK and Europe and are at the forefront of rolling out this model in other jurisdictions.

We have received numerous awards for project finance transactions in the social infrastructure sector working on numerous 'market firsts'.

Our leading Social Infrastructure group's expertise extends to the acquisitions of social infrastructure assets and companies, privatisations, structuring and establishing funds to invest in social infrastructure, advising on partnership models, ownership arrangements and unit trusts, negotiating appropriate contractual provisions for required agreements (whether agreements with the government or supply chain members). 

News & insights

Webinar: International sanctions 2021 update

Publications: 14 JULY 2021

Webinar: International sanctions 2021 update

The panellists on this webinar discussed recent U.S., EU, UK and PRC sanctions developments, in particular in regards to China, Myanmar, Russia, Belarus and Iran. 

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Saudi Electricity Company on landmark green finance transaction

News: 12 JULY 2021

A&O advises Saudi Electricity Company on landmark green finance transaction

Allen & Overy has advised Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) on a landmark financial transaction. A Dubai-based team from A&O’s banking practice advised SEC on a USD500 million untied green financing…

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High rise buildings

Publications: 08 JULY 2021

Infrastructure investors eye flexible debt terms in Latin America

Todd Koretzky and Dorina Yessios write in The Banker.

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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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