Project Finance - International Counsel
What the team is known for
Allen & Overy acts as a trusted counsel to multilateral development agencies, investment banks and developers active in Latin America. Their respected global practice boast a strong team of project finance lawyers experienced in handling complex transactions throughout the region. Allen & Overy is well versed in matters such as transport infrastructure, power and renewable energy projects.
"Allen & Overy has a very good understanding of the business side as they know what is and isn't relevant, and can be flexible to accommodate client needs."
Allen & Overy represented a consortium of Korean contractors including Hyundai Engineering & Construction, POSCO Engineering & Construction and Hyundai Engineering in the USD2 billion financing for the Metro Line 3 Project in Panama.
Sami Mir enjoys extensive experience representing institutional investors, especially multilateral credit agencies, in important Latin American project finance mandates throughout the region. One client declares: "We were really impressed by the work he did, the way he talks to clients is always very cordial and he is very commercial, articulate, and organised." Another impressed observer states: "Sami Mir is commercially creative."
Dorina Yessios represents both lenders and sponsors in project finance mandates, with a particular focus on the renewable energy and infrastructure domains. One client declares: "Dorina Yessios is one of my go-to New York lawyers and she is a very sophisticated practitioner." Another interviewee states: "She is certainly a very capable technical lawyer."