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USA USA - Nationwide Projects: PPP

This practice area covers Public Private Partnership (PPP/P3/PFI) financing structures for infrastructure projects, principally in the transportation sector such as bridges, roads and airports as well as social and service infrastructure projects including military housing, hospitals and parking garages when financed as a PPP. This section also includes the growing area of sale and purchase of PPP contracts.

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Band 1
  1. Ashurst
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    Ashurst
    Projects: PPP
    2022 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Ashurst is well regarded in the PPP arena where the team is active on transportation, infrastructure and service-based contracts. Frequently represents sponsors and bidders but also capable in the debtor and underwriter counsel roles. Very strong public side representation including government authorities and cities while also boasting top-draw private developer clients. Also noted for handling social infrastructure PPPs.
  2. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2022 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is very well thought of in the PPP arena for road, airport and infrastructure projects. Highly regarded for expertise in the USA and in South America. Noted skills include the initial bidding process and refinancing. Also active on ECA work.
  3. Mayer Brown LLP
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    Mayer Brown LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2022 | Band 1 | 13 Years Ranked
    Mayer Brown LLP is best known as one of the leading PPP teams in the country. Offers superb representation to numerous public bodies as well as private sponsors and lenders. Highly capable across all major infrastructure areas including roads, ports, airports and general transit, as well as social infrastructure projects. Also provides clients with strong knowledge of the renewables and tax equity space, with particular strength in Latin America.
  4. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2022 | Band 1 | 13 Years Ranked
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP offers clients a broad projects practice with particular strengths in PPP and renewable power developments. Takes a leading role representing sponsors and developers on complex PPP negotiations. Recognized for notable capability in transit and aviation PPPs. Well versed in issues surrounding tax equity planning in the renewables space. Possesses considerable prowess handling acquisitions and sales of single projects and portfolios. Also active on conventional power development.
  5. Nossaman LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Allen & Overy LLP
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    Allen & Overy LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2022 | Band 2 | 13 Years Ranked
    Allen & Overy LLP is well known for acting on a large number of innovative PPP projects across the USA. Possesses substantial expertise across transportation, energy and social infrastructure sectors. Offers market-leading representation to sponsors, lenders and public sector clients. Further noted for PPP work in South America and other developing markets. Advises clients on both secondary trades in brownfield assets as well as greenfield project development matters. Possesses enviable expertise in the agency finance space and is frequently sought to assist with the most complex financing and development matters on behalf of export credit agencies, development finance institutions and multilateral agencies.
  2. Milbank LLP
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    Milbank LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2022 | Band 2 | 13 Years Ranked
    Milbank LLP is one of the strongest and most focused projects firms operating in the USA today, frequently advising on some of the most complex and innovative project financings. Possesses strength across the full range of project financing and development, with particular skill representing big-name lenders. Strength in Latin America, the USA and further afield remains a consistent theme with this team. Frequently provides advice to debt and equity investors, private sponsors and government lenders on sophisticated cross-border matters. Leverages its international expertise in mining and other sectors to represent development finance institutions, export credit agencies and multilateral development banks.
  3. Norton Rose Fulbright
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    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Projects: PPP
    2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Norton Rose Fulbright has an extremely highly regarded LNG practice, with an impressive renewables offering to match. Active in conventional oil and gas projects, plus big-ticket LNG financing and developments, both domestically and abroad. Well regarded for work in the PPP arena and active on several transportation-focused projects for both bidders and investors. Able to call on a global network of offices to assist on multijurisdictional deals. Continues to assist clients on high-profile wind and solar project financings. Offers further strengths advising on the sale and acquisition of project companies, single projects and portfolios in the conventional and renewable power sectors.
  4. O'Melveny & Myers LLP
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    O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2022 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    O'Melveny & Myers LLP offers clients a strong bench of capable project finance and development attorneys with a wide range of skills. Wins praise for its work as bidders' counsel on big-ticket PPP offerings, particularly in the airport and infrastructure space. Further able to provide comprehensive support to equity investors, financiers, sponsors and hedge providers in the projects space.
  5. White & Case LLP
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    White & Case LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2022 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    White & Case LLP is routinely retained by lenders and sponsors on a wide variety of project financing and development. Particularly adept at managing large and diverse sets of interests in LNG, conventional oil and gas and power work. Very well thought of on downstream oil and gas. Active on international work, particularly in Latin American markets. Additional capabilities in the acquisition and sale of wind and solar project assets and portfolios at varying stages of development. Possesses further strength in PPP work both domestically and abroad.
  6. Winston & Strawn LLP
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    Winston & Strawn LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2022 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Winston & Strawn LLP is well regarded for renewables project development, financing and transactional work. Equally strong on wind and solar generation matters. Actively represents lenders, investors and developers in the USA with a full-service approach catering to the growing corporate and industrial presence in the sector. Further capabilities handling PPP-backed infrastructure projects, particularly in the transportation sector.
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Band 3
  1. Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
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    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is highly respected for its work on tax equity matters in the renewables space, where the team frequently represents large financial institutions. Garners praise for its deep understanding of the tax code and knowledge of key federal actors. Appears on high-stakes conventional power facility development and financing, on which it acts for sponsor-side and lender-side clients. Adept at representing clients in project-related capital markets and A&D transactions. Successfully developing additional strength in PPP work.
  2. Shearman & Sterling LLP
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    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Shearman & Sterling LLP has a broad projects practice, able to assist clients across the full gamut of energy project finance and development matters. Active for both lenders and sponsors on a wide range of domestic and international energy projects. Well regarded for its strength in mining work across the globe. Assists both borrowers and traditional and alternative financiers in financing matters throughout the Americas and Africa. Adept at areas as diverse as gas power station financing and transportation matters in the PPP space. Also recognized for downstream oil and gas facility financing.
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Band 4
  1. Ballard Spahr LLP
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    Ballard Spahr LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2022 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Ballard Spahr LLP demonstrates strength across an array of PPP projects from highways and train stations to university utilities and student housing. Highly experienced at representing both private and public sponsors at each step of the project life cycle and equally skilled at lender representation.
  2. Bracewell LLP
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    Bracewell LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2022 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Bracewell LLP has a skilled oil and gas practice that is frequently seen on upstream and midstream asset development. Gas and liquids pipeline finance and construction is a major strength. Additionally competent on downstream projects covering refineries and petrochemical facilities. Active on conventional power and energy storage development for sponsors and lenders. Further capabilities in the PPP space handling projects such as schools, highways and higher education utilities.
  3. Jones Day
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    Jones Day
    Projects: PPP
    2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Jones Day offers notable capabilities across a range of PPP projects, with particular experience working with well-known clients in the higher education sector. Also appear as financing counsel in a range of large-scale transportation and infrastructure PPP projects.
  4. Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2022 | Band 4