What the team is known for
Lawyers at Milbank have an impressive track record advising local and international clients, including trading houses, utilities and ECAs, regularly assisting with cross-border energy mandates across diverse jurisdictions. Offers significant strength in its Japan-based group, with a notable team in Singapore. Especially experienced in the financing and development of projects in South-East Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Excels in handling LNG and other traditional power projects, as well as advising on infrastructure mandates. Also sought after to advise on major infrastructure and energy projects in South America and the USA. Well-established reputation in the Indian market for advising key clients on the development and financing of power and infrastructure projects.
One interviewee reports: "Milbank’s project finance lawyers are exceptional. Whilst their legal expertise is of the highest quality, they provide more than purely legal advice, facilitating the achievement of the client’s commercial objectives,"
Another source opines: "They are good at harmonising many lenders' diverse opinions and helping to find reasonable middle points in negotiating with sponsors."
Milbank represented the lenders in relation to the USD1.4 billion project financing of the FPSO Anita Garibaldi MV33 to be deployed offshore Brazil.
Aled Davies, Justen Fleming and Andrew Pendleton in Tokyo are key contacts for the practice.