Milbank LLP

International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for Excels in major international project work, with a formidable reputation for its abilities in the infrastructure, energy and natural resources sectors. The firm's intense industry focus and good global footprint across the US, Middle East, Asia and Latin America proves popular with a dynamic range of clients, with the London practice serving lenders and investors from across Europe and the US as well as global institutions.

The London office acts as a major strategic hub for a host of cross-border transactions, involving mining, power and oil & gas projects in Africa and the Middle East. Concentrating on a select range of relevant practice areas, the UK team is particularly key in financing issues on global energy and infrastructure matters, with clients appreciating the option of combining English law financing expertise with the broad sector expertise of the firm's US practice.

Strengths Clients confirm the firm's formidable international reputation in the energy sector, reporting: "A great strength of the firm is its international size and reputation, such that when the other side learn that Milbank are involved, the dynamic changes. This reputation is swiftly reinforced by their performance."

Interviewees often note that the firm's team can operate free of time zones in multi-jurisdictional matters, saying: "When we work on deals with parties across the globe, they run the office 24 hours a day just to cater to stakeholders in different time zones. They’re a very professional, very commercial team of people who are 100% committed to the timely conclusion of the deal."

Another source reports: "They're able to co-ordinate efforts across a number of fronts and sets of proceedings, which is very impressive."