Water and Waste
Allen & Overy advises across the complete spectrum of international water matters.
The number and variety of deals that we are involved in and the breadth and depth of our client base, geographical coverage and expertise distinguish our practice from other firms in the market.
We have wide experience of acting for sponsors, banks and governments and utilities operators on mergers and acquisitions (both public and private), funding (equity and debt), litigation, competition and regulatory matters.
As well as offering sound commercial advice, we recognise the ethical dimensions critical to the water sector and the need to promote sustainability at all levels. We regularly advise on the commercial implications of environmental legislation worldwide, as well as advising governments on the development of protection frameworks to preserve aquatic environs and mitigate anthropogenic impact.
We also have specific experience relating to multi-faceted and highly specialised waste transactions. Our extensive waste management and power experience enables us to provide a unique depth of specialist knowledge in all relevant areas, including waste supply, construction, operations and maintenance and electricity (including interconnection and market trading strategies), as well as procurement, planning and environmental law and alternative financing structures.
News and insights
Publications: 01 March 2023
One year on: EU and UK impose new Russia sanctions and look to strengthen enforcement on the first anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine
To mark the one-year anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the EU and the UK, in parallel with other G7 members, released a new round of sanctions against Russia. In this bulletin…
Publications: 27 February 2023
Law No 38 of 2004 on Roads was amended on 12 January 2022 by Law No 2 of 2022 (the Road Law) and we have identified three changes which impact investment in the toll road sector. One is relating to…
News: 23 February 2023
Allen & Overy’s Projects, Energy and Infrastructure team celebrates outstanding year
Allen & Overy (A&O) has been named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Project Finance International (PFI) Awards, recognising the firm’s market-leading Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and…
Publications: 09 February 2022
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Opportunities for private capital in the water sector
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was signed into law by President Biden on November 15, 2021 and provides for a USD105 billion public investment in U.S. water infrastructure.