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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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News: 27 June 2022

A&O advises on financing for InstaVolt’s rapid EV charging infrastructure

Allen & Overy has advised a consortium of lenders on the GBP110 million senior debt financing for InstaVolt, which will support the growth and development of its rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging…

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News: 23 June 2022

Allen & Overy advises on the USD9.5 billion transaction for new terminal one at JFK Airport, the largest single-asset project financing in U.S. history

Allen & Overy (A&O) advised Carlyle, JLC Infrastructure, Ullico and Ferrovial (the consortium) on the USD9.5 billion transaction for developing, constructing and operating the new terminal one at John…

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Hydrogen pipes

News: 06 June 2022

A&O advises Vauban’s acquisition of DB Energy Assets and Beacon Energy Holdings

A&O has advised Vauban Infrastructure Partners (Vauban) on its acquisition of DB Energy Assets, LLC, and Beacon Energy Holdings, LLC (together, the company) from Basalt Infrastructure Partners II LP…

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News: 31 May 2022

A&O advises DFC on USD37 million financing to advance Fulbright University Vietnam campus expansion

A&O announced its advisement of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)’s USD37 million financing agreement for Fulbright University Vietnam’s new campus in Ho Chi Minh City.…

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