Skip to content
Seat view of sports stadium with lights
Seat view of sports stadium with lights

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

Central Park surrounded by buildings and New York city

Publications: 08 APRIL 2021

Biden’s infrastructure plan: big ideas, little detail (so far)

With his newly announced American Jobs Plan, the President has taken the first step toward fulfilling a key campaign promise: to spend more than $2 trillion over eight years to modernize America’s…

Read more
Close up of a modern green glass and metal building

Publications: 07 APRIL 2021

Compelling signals from a recovering M&A market

The question at the end of 2020 was whether the strong recovery in M&A activity could be sustained in 2021.

Read more
A row of modern high rise office buildings

News: 06 APRIL 2021

Portsmouth Water’s funding completed to provide vital South East water resource

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised the borrower on a financing facility that has been secured with the purpose of providing Portsmouth Water with funds to undertake its approved capital programme and…

Read more
Intersection

News: 25 MARCH 2021

A&O advises infrastructure investors on a EUR1 billion alliance for investing in Europe

Allen & Overy has advised a group of institutions, including AP4, IMAS Foundation, Industriens Pension and KLP, on forming an investment alliance partnership with Arjun Infrastructure Partners to…

Read more