Global China Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)
Up and Coming
- Vicky Ma Clifford Chance
- Zhibin FanAshurst
1Allen & OveryProjects & Infrastructure (International Firms)2023 | Band 1 |A highly regarded project finance practice with an impressive track record in power and infrastructure mandates, Allen & Overy leverages its extensive international network to advise lenders on projects around the world. The law firm is focused on outbound Chinese lending and acquisitions relating to projects within jurisdictions in South-East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. It offers a specialism in the development of data centres, including advising on inbound investments, and is well placed to advise firms on transaction structuring and devising timelines for project development. Its key clients include the Asian Development Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China and China Harbour Engineering Company. 1Clifford ChanceProjects & Infrastructure (International Firms)2023 | Band 1 |Clifford Chance fields an outstanding project finance group, regularly engaged by Chinese lenders on investments in overseas projects. Its additional capabilities cover the financing and construction of projects relating to mining and chemicals. The group is particularly active advising on large-scale infrastructure projects, such as the construction of toll roads in Latin America and Africa, and it houses a number of native Mandarin speakers and PRC-qualified practitioners. Its key clients include China Harbour Engineering, Bank of China and Shanghai LEGOLAND. 1LinklatersProjects & Infrastructure (International Firms)2023 | Band 1 |Linklaters frequently represents Chinese and international lenders and sponsors in multi-sourced project financings across Asia, from India and Pakistan through Vietnam and Indonesia to Hong Kong and Taiwan. The law firm is identified for expertise in power projects and an extensive international network that enables the team to advise on complex cross-border transactions. It also acts on headline infrastructure projects relating to natural resources, travel and communications, and demonstrates additional strength handling the development of international projects in the resorts and entertainment sphere. Its key clients include Global Power Synergy and China Development Bank.
2Milbank LLPProjects & Infrastructure (International Firms)2023 | Band 2 |Milbank fields a well-regarded project finance group, experienced in advising Chinese lenders and sponsors on investment in projects across Asia and in Latin America and Africa. The highly integrated team in Beijing and Hong Kong is able to draw on expertise from the firm's offices in Singapore and Tokyo. It covers energy and infrastructure mandates globally, with particular expertise noted in the power sector, including renewables, as well as advising on infrastructure and mining projects, and offers additional experience advising on large-scale telecommunications construction projects. Its key clients include the Export-Import Bank of China, Shandong Electric Power Construction Corporation III and PT Amman Mineral Industri. 2Shearman & SterlingProjects & Infrastructure (International Firms)2023 | Band 2 |Shearman & Sterling assists top-tier clients with complex project financings and M&A in the power, renewables and mining sectors, often advising on the development of major power projects. The bilingual team also has a notable strength in oil and gas mandates and regularly advises Chinese and international clients on projects across the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, with particular expertise in dealing with Chinese state-owned enterprises. It is well placed to advise on joint venture transactions and the sale of controlling interests in a project context. Its key clients include China National Petroleum Company International, Shanghai Electric and China Telecom.
- AshurstProjects & Infrastructure (International Firms)2023 | Band 2
- Herbert Smith FreehillsProjects & Infrastructure (International Firms)2023 | Band 2
3DLA Piper Hong KongProjects & Infrastructure (International Firms)2023 | Band 3 |DLA Piper's dynamic practice offers the full range of capabilities in the projects and infrastructure sphere and is particularly active assisting Chinese clients with overseas investments in Indonesia and Australia. It is experienced advising on the tender, financing and development of diverse energy projects within the coal mining, petrochemical and geothermal industries. Its key clients include PAG Assets, DBS Bank and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. 3Mayer BrownProjects & Infrastructure (International Firms)2023 | Band 3 |Mayer Brown has a respected power and infrastructure arm advising on a variety of cross-border projects. It demonstrates particular expertise assisting banks with the financing of overseas development projects, such as transport infrastructure and tourist attractions, and also has expertise assisting clients with development projects within the tech sphere. The Asian Development Bank is a key client. 3White & Case LLPProjects & Infrastructure (International Firms)2023 | Band 3 |White & Case fields a respected team of project finance specialists with specific expertise in mining, LNG and hydropower, additionally recognised for its experience handling the acquisition of projects in these sectors. It draws strength from its international network to advise on outbound investments and international project development, with particular capability in Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. The law firm is well placed to advise clients on high-value loans and revolving facilities. Its key clients include the Export-Import Bank of China, CMOC and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
- Pinsent MasonsProjects & Infrastructure (International Firms)2023 | Band 3