Allen & Overy LLP

Projects Department

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What the team is known for Highly reputed team advising on the traditional sectors of international and domestic projects, including energy, telecommunications, social and transport infrastructure and renewables. Strong experience in hydro, solar and wind power projects across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Offers expertise in commercial contracts, construction and financing, as well as M&A and regulatory matters. Represents lenders, arrangers, sponsors and project companies. Leverages close ties with offices throughout its international network to further assist clients.

Strengths Sources laud the firm's ability to provide a comprehensive service covering all aspects of a project, notably its "strong public law and financing teams."

Interviewees go on to describe the team as "always very pragmatic and helpful."

Work highlights Assisted BMCE with the development, construction and finance aspects of 15 off-grid solar energy projects, with a combined capacity of around 17 MW, for rural councils in Western Africa.

Notable practitioners

Driss Bererhi
represents lenders in a number of significant domestic project finance mandates. His expertise encompasses projects in the telecommunications, transport, infrastructure and renewables sectors. Sources highlight his commercial approach, with one interviewee remarking that he is "really able to adapt to the situation and make things happen between the two parties."