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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 & insights

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News: 25 January 2022

Allen & Overy advises on Autostrada A3 project bond and financing

Allen & Overy has advised JP Morgan and Santander as lenders under a bridge facility and bookrunners on a EUR518 million project bond issued by a special purpose vehicle denominated Salerno Pompei…

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Publications: 17 January 2022

Structuring investments in 2022: time to rethink

A number of factors have led to a more uncertain environment for infrastructure investment globally as we move into 2022.

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Publications: 12 January 2022

What’s driving the surge in digital infrastructure deals?

Digital infrastructure transactions continue to increase globally, with investors particularly focused on mobile towers, data centres and fibre networks.

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Publications: 12 January 2022

The UK National Security and Investment Act 2021: the impact on M&A

The mergers and acquisitions (M&A) landscape in the UK changed on 4 January 2022 when the National Security and Investment Act 2021 (the Act) came fully into force. The following article has been…

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