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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

Euro note with china flag overlay

Publications: 11 JANUARY 2021

Will the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement facilitate investment by EU companies in China?

The European Union (EU) and the People’s Republic of China concluded the negotiations on their investment treaty, the EU/China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI), on 30 December 2020. 

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Shipping containers

News: 22 DECEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy advises on the debut bond offering of Adani International Container Terminal Private Limited

Allen & Overy has advised Adani International Container Terminal Private Limited on its landmark inaugural issue of Rule 144A/Reg S USD300 million 10-year senior secured bonds.

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Wind energy turbines at sea

Publications: 21 DECEMBER 2020

Powering our net zero future: Ten observations on the UK Energy White Paper 2020

The market has been waiting for the Energy White Paper since June 2018 (even before the Russia World Cup saw England’s semi-final “levelling up” at the hands of Croatia and Boris Johnson’s elevation…

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Allen & Overy advises Tatweer Buildings Company on the Pathfinder PPP schools project

News: 25 NOVEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy advises Tatweer Buildings Company on its Pathfinder PPP schools project

On 18 November 2020 Ministry of Education (MOE) of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Tatweer Buildings Company (TBC) jointly acting as the procurer, successfully held the signing ceremony for the Project…

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