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Projects: PPP | USA

USA - Nationwide

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
    2023 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    Ashurst is well regarded in the PPP arena where the team is active on transportation, infrastructure and service-based contracts. The team frequently represents sponsors and bidders but is also capable in the debtor and underwriter counsel roles. It has a very strong public side representation including for government authorities and cities while also boasting top-draw private developer clients. The firm is also noted for handling social infrastructure PPPs.
  2. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
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    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2023 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP represented Ferrovial Airports in its acquisition of 96% of The Carlyle Global Infrastructure Fund's 51% stake in the New Terminal One consortium, which will design, build and operate the new Terminal One at JFK International Airport in New York.
  3. Mayer Brown LLP
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    Mayer Brown LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2023 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Mayer Brown LLP is best known as one of the leading PPP teams in the country. It offers superb representation to numerous public bodies as well as private sponsors and lenders. The team is highly capable across all major infrastructure areas including roads, ports, airports and general transit, as well as social infrastructure projects. The firm also provides clients with strong knowledge of the renewables and tax equity space, with particular strength in Latin America.
  4. Nossaman LLP
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    Nossaman LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2023 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Nossaman LLP is one of the go-to firms for representation of public sector clients including state authorities, government departments and universities in the PPP space. The firm offers comprehensive assistance across the life span of a project, including initial advice on legislation and obtaining environmental approvals, as well as representation at the construction, financing and operation stages. It possesses expertise in the establishment of PPP programs for public bodies. The firm has a well-known ability in road and rail PPP structures is augmented by additional skill in social infrastructure projects.
  5. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2023 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP offers clients a broad projects practice with particular strengths in PPP and renewable power developments. It takes a leading role representing sponsors and developers on complex PPP negotiations. The team is recognized for notable capability in transit and aviation PPPs. The firm is well versed in issues surrounding tax equity planning in the renewables space. It has possesses considerable prowess handling acquisitions and sales of single projects and portfolios. The firm is also active on conventional power development.
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Band 2
  1. Allen & Overy LLP
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    Allen & Overy LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2023 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Allen & Overy LLP is well known for acting on a large number of innovative PPP projects across the USA. It possesses substantial expertise across transportation, energy and social infrastructure sectors. The team offers market-leading representation to sponsors, lenders and public sector clients. The firm is further noted for PPP work in South America and other developing markets. It's attorneys advise clients on both secondary trades in brownfield assets as well as greenfield project development matters. The firm 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. Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
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    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2023 | Band 2 | 10 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. It garners praise for its deep understanding of the tax code and knowledge of key federal actors. The firm appears on high-stakes conventional power facility development and financing, on which it acts for sponsor-side and lender-side clients. It offers additional strength representing clients in complex PPP transactions.
  3. Milbank LLP
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    Milbank LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2023 | Band 2 | 14 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. The firm possesses strength across the full range of project financing and development, with particular skill representing big-name lenders. It has strength in Latin America, the USA and further afield. The team frequently provides advice to debt and equity investors, private sponsors and government lenders on sophisticated cross-border matters. The firm leverages its international expertise in mining and other sectors to represent development finance institutions, export credit agencies and multilateral development banks.
  4. Norton Rose Fulbright
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    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Projects: PPP
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Norton Rose Fulbright has an extremely highly regarded LNG practice, with an impressive renewables offering to match. Its attorneys are active in conventional oil and gas projects, plus big-ticket LNG financing and developments, both domestically and abroad. The firm is well regarded for work in the PPP arena and is active on several transportation-focused projects for both bidders and investors. It can call on a global network of offices to assist on multijurisdictional deals. The team continues to assist clients on high-profile wind and solar project financings. The firm offers further strengths advising on the sale and acquisition of project companies, single projects and portfolios in the conventional and renewable power sectors.
  5. O'Melveny & Myers LLP
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    O'Melveny & Myers LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2023 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    O'Melveny & Myers LLP offers clients a strong bench of capable project finance and development attorneys with a wide range of skills. The firm wins praise for its work as bidders' counsel on big-ticket PPP offerings, particularly in the airport and infrastructure space. It is further able to provide comprehensive support to equity investors, financiers, sponsors and hedge providers in the projects space.
  6. White & Case LLP
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    White & Case LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2023 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    White & Case LLP is routinely retained by lenders and sponsors on a wide variety of project financing and development. The team is particularly adept at managing large and diverse sets of interests in LNG, conventional oil and gas and power work. It is very well thought of on downstream oil and gas. The firm is active on international work, particularly in Latin American markets. It has additional capacilities in the acquisition and sale of wind and solar project assets and portfolios at varying stages of development. The firm possesses further strength in PPP work and world class agency finance expertise. The firm provides expert representation to top development banks and export credit agencies in project financings across the globe. It adeptly handles PPP financing of transport and social infrastructure.
  7. Winston & Strawn LLP
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    Winston & Strawn LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2023 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Winston & Strawn LLP is well regarded for its renewables project development, financing and transactional work. The team are equally strong on wind and solar generation matters. The firm 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.The firm has further capabilities handling PPP-backed infrastructure projects, particularly in the transportation sector.
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Band 3
  1. Ballard Spahr LLP
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    Ballard Spahr LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Ballard Spahr LLP demonstrates strength across an array of PPP projects from highways and train stations to university utilities and student housing. The team is highly experienced at representing both private and public sponsors at each step of the project life cycle and equally skilled at lender representation.
  2. Shearman & Sterling LLP
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    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2023 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Shearman & Sterling LLP is active for both lenders and sponsors on a wide range of domestic and international projects. The firm is well regarded for its strength in mining work across the globe. It has further capabilities in PPP financed projects including railways, highways, bridges as well as various social infrastructure.
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Band 4
  1. Bracewell LLP
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    Bracewell LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2023 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Bracewell LLP has a skilled oil and gas practice that is frequently seen on upstream and midstream asset development. One of its major strengths is gas and liquids pipeline finance and construction. The firm is also competent on downstream projects covering refineries and petrochemical facilities. The firm regularly handles the sale and acquisition of portfolios and single asset renewable energy projects. The firm has further capabilities in the PPP space handling projects such as schools, highways and higher education utilities.
  2. Jones Day
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    Jones Day
    Projects: PPP
    2023 | Band 4 | 3 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. The team has particular expertise in university utility systems.
  3. Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP
    Projects: PPP
    2023 | Band 4