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Global China Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)

Focuses on the development and financing of large projects that arise in the capital intensive infrastructure and energy markets. Clients in this sector include sponsors, lenders, project originators and multilateral agencies and development banks. In the energy sector, we include advice on the development of refineries, pipelines, LNG and petrochemical terminals, power plants and wind power, waste-to-energy and hydro-wave technology. Infrastructure matters such as toll road and bridge financing; rail and light rail systems; water desalination plants as well as state sponsored programmes (PPP/PFI) such as hospitals, schools, housing and prisons. In jurisdictions that do not have a separate Project Finance section, the financing of such projects is also included in the Projects section.

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Band 1
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    Clifford Chance
    Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 12 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance fields an outstanding project finance group, regularly engaged by Chinese lenders on investments in overseas projects. Additional capabilities cover the financing and construction of projects relating to mining and chemicals. Particularly active advising on large-scale infrastructure projects, such as the construction of toll roads in Latin America and Africa. Houses a number of native Mandarin speakers and PRC-qualified practitioners.
  2. Linklaters
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    Linklaters
    Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 12 Years Ranked
    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. Identified for expertise in power projects and an extensive international network that enables the team to advise on complex cross-border transactions. Also acts on headline infrastructure projects relating to natural resources, travel and communications. Demonstrates additional strength handling the development of international projects in the resorts and entertainment sphere.
  3. Allen & Overy
    Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
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    Milbank LLP
    Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    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. Highly integrated team in Beijing and Hong Kong is able to draw on expertise from the firm's offices in Singapore and Tokyo. 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. Offers additional experience advising on large-scale telecommunications construction projects.
  2. Shearman & Sterling
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    Shearman & Sterling
    Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    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 team also has a notable strength in oil and gas mandates. Entirely bilingual, the team 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. Well placed to advise on joint venture transactions and the sale of controlling interests in a project context.
  3. Ashurst
    Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  4. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. DLA Piper Hong Kong
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    DLA Piper Hong Kong
    Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Dynamic practice offering the full range of capabilities in the projects and infrastructure sphere. DLA Piper is particularly established assisting Chinese clients with overseas investments in Indonesia and Australia. Experienced advising on the tender, financing and development of diverse energy projects within the coal mining, petrochemical and geothermal industries.
  2. Mayer Brown
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    Mayer Brown
    Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    Mayer Brown has a respected power and infrastructure arm advising on a variety of cross-border projects. Demonstrates particular expertise assisting banks with the financing of overseas development projects, such as transport infrastructure and tourist attractions. Also has expertise assisting clients with development projects within the tech sphere.
  3. Norton Rose Fulbright
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    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Norton Rose Fulbright houses a compact team of specialists advising on the full life cycle of projects, offering expertise in development, financing and construction. Also highly familiar with investment into already existing projects. Assists PRC project sponsors with power and renewables projects throughout the region, also working extensively with international government bodies. Noteworthy expertise with projects in South Asia, including in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, as well as Middle East and Europe.
  4. Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
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    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Sullivan & Cromwell houses a compact team of project finance specialists capable of servicing clients across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Notably active on mining and natural resources infrastructure projects in Africa and South America. Also able to assist clients with renewable energy financing as well as traditional oil and gas matters.
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    White & Case LLP
    Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    White & Case fields a respected team of project finance specialists with specific expertise in mining. Additionally recognised for experience handling the acquisition of projects in these sectors. 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. Clients include Chinese state-owned entities and large energy multinationals. Well placed to advise clients on high-value loans and revolving facilities.
  6. Pinsent Masons
    Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)
    Global 2022 | Band 3