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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.

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.


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.


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: 02 June 2023

A&O strengthens infra and energy M&A capabilities with hire of Edward Holmes

A&O has today announced it is further bolstering its Infrastructure and Energy practice with the appointment of Edward Holmes as an M&A partner based in the London office.

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News: 01 June 2023

A&O advises the underwriters on the IPO and listing of ADNOC Logistics & Services plc on the ADX

Allen & Overy has advised the underwriters on the initial public offering (IPO) and listing of ADNOC Logistics & Services plc (ADNOC L&S) on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX).

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News: 15 May 2023

A&O advises EQT Infrastructure on EUR 3.4bn landmark transaction

Allen & Overy has advised EQT Infrastructure VI fund on its acquisition of a 60 per cent stake in a newly created company which will own and operate the Italian telecom provider Wind Tre’s mobile and…

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News: 17 April 2023

Allen & Overy advises Parkia on a EUR370m private placement

Allen & Overy has advised Madrid-based leading public car park operator, Parkia, in connection with the refinancing of the group’s existing debt facilities with a EUR370m private placement.

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