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Clifford Chance LLP

Project Finance

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What the team is known for

Outstanding project finance department recognised for its ability to handle highly sophisticated mandates throughout Latin America, with particular experience acting in the Argentine, Colombian and Peruvian markets. Boasts exceptional knowledge of the financing and development of renewable energy projects and transport infrastructure, such as toll roads, metro systems and ports. Caters to a host of discerning project sponsors and financiers, frequently acting for leading corporate entities, institutional investors and development banks.

Strengths

Full of praise for the team's work, one client reports: "They are one of the best firms in infrastructure in the region. They are extremely sophisticated in their understanding of the countries and asset classes, and devote more senior-level attention than almost any other law firm."

Interviewees go on to laud the firm's client service, noting: "They have been a great partner in the industry and literally made themselves available day and night. We look forward to working with them whenever we can."

Work highlights

Acted as counsel to a syndicate of lenders on the multi-currency financing of the Autopista Al Mar 1 toll road project in Colombia, valued at USD1 billion.

Notable practitioners

Partner Catherine McCarthy is adept at representing development agencies and concessionaires in the financing of transport infrastructure. One interviewee states: "Her experience in ports especially is amazing, and her knowledge of multilaterals is extremely useful."

"Exceptional" practitioner Fabricio Longhin remains a leading figure in the market, drawing high praise from clients for his "vast experience in every sector." Another adds: "He could do these deals with his eyes closed." He routinely advises major multinational investment banks, multilateral financial institutions and commercial banks on the financing of key renewable energy and transport infrastructure projects. He possesses considerable regional expertise, benefiting from particular knowledge of the Argentine and Colombian markets.

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Project Finance Department

Clifford Chance LLP

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31 W 52nd Street

New York

New York

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NY 10019-6131

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Latin America-wide

Project Finance


Catherine McCarthy
Band 4
Fabricio Longhin
Band 1