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UK UK-wide Projects

The Projects UK-wide section ranks those firms and lawyers who advise on the financing, refinancing, development and expansion of large projects that arise from the capital intensive infrastructure and energy markets. Projects covered include, but are not limited to, transmission lines, pipelines, resources storage, telecommunications infrastructure, airports, ports and bridges, as well as various types of social infrastructure assets, including hospitals, schools, housing, roads and rail developments.

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Band 1
  1. Clifford Chance LLP
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    Clifford Chance LLP
    Projects
    UK 2022 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Leading practice with particular expertise in African power developments and extensive experience in a range of conventional and renewable power projects. Draws from a wealth of resources in areas such as environment, capital markets and construction law to provide an integrated offering. Recognised for providing expert advice to both lenders and sponsors. Offers substantial experience in handling cross-border and multinational projects.
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    Linklaters
    Projects
    UK 2022 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Calls upon a highly regarded roster of sector experts to provide top-tier services in oil and gas, infrastructure and renewables projects globally. Considered an industry leader in significant energy project financing deals. Frequently works with large bank consortiums, government institutions and infrastructure funds. Also offers strong technical skills in domestic PFI and PPP developments. Notable presence in developing markets, particularly in connection with LNG petrochemical developments.
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    Milbank LLP
    Projects
    UK 2022 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Standout projects group acting for a range of multinational clients. Regularly advises on substantial matters in the oil and gas sector, in addition to assisting with telecommunications and renewable energy developments. Possesses noteworthy capabilities in relation to both new financings and restructurings. Recognised for its expertise in Middle East and Africa projects. Displays substantive knowledge of new and emerging technologies.
  4. Shearman & Sterling LLP
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    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Projects
    UK 2022 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Highly sought-after practice group with in-depth expertise in financing matters across Africa and the Middle East. Offers particular proficiency in oil, gas and renewables projects in challenging and emerging markets. Frequently works with international and domestic lenders and sponsors. Also engaged on government projects including road and bridge developments.
  5. White & Case LLP
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    White & Case LLP
    Projects
    UK 2022 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Powerhouse outfit with outstanding credentials in market-leading energy, natural resources and infrastructure projects. Regularly retained to advise on projects in the Middle East and Africa. Frequently works with export credit agencies and major international banks. Provides additional expertise in healthcare and transport PPP projects. Continues to offer a broad base of capabilities in upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas projects, as well as renewable energy, mining and telecommunications developments.
  6. Allen & Overy LLP
    Projects
    UK 2022 | Band 1
  7. Latham & Watkins
    Projects
    UK 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Vinson & Elkins RLLP
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    Vinson & Elkins RLLP
    Projects
    UK 2022 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Demonstrates strong credentials in oil, gas and petrochemical projects, as well as transport and water developments. Called upon for its adept handling of transactions involving upstream and downstream assets, as well as chemical plants and independent power projects. Able to advise on projects in often challenging international jurisdictions. Skilled in project financing and restructuring. Works with a wide range of clients including state-owned entities, project companies and lenders.
  2. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Projects
    UK 2022 | Band 2
  3. Norton Rose Fulbright
    Projects
    UK 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Bracewell (UK) LLP
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    Bracewell (UK) LLP
    Projects
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    Respected practice specialising in the financing of energy projects, particularly oil and LNG developments. Frequently involved in multi-sourced project financings involving upstream oil and gas assets, as well as wind and solar parks. Assists both sponsors and lenders with cross-border transactions.
  2. Covington & Burling LLP
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    Covington & Burling LLP
    Projects
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Respected international practice with a notable presence on transactions in multiple regions, including Africa and the Middle East. Possesses significant capabilities in projects involving solar, hydroelectric and wind power generation, as well as gas-fired power plants. Acts for an array of different clients including developers, project companies and lenders.
  3. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Projects
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Offers extensive knowledge of PPP programmes, including in relation to significant healthcare and transport projects. Also adept at handling oil and gas projects globally, as well as major renewables projects. Frequently works with developmental investment banks, commercial banks and sponsors. Additionally offers extensive transactional experience in the negotiation of refinancing and restructuring arrangements.
  4. Hogan Lovells
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    Hogan Lovells
    Projects
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Distinguished practice offering integrated cross-border projects expertise, including in relation to greenfield and brownfield development and high-value financings. Respected for its PPP offering across a range of sectors, including renewables and waste. Clients include a range of financing institutions, governmental authorities and developers. Active in projects located in developing markets.
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    Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
    Projects
    UK 2022 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Noted for its advice to sponsor and borrower-side clients on complex projects in the oil and gas and mining sectors, among other areas. Frequently called on to advise on project financing arrangements for international projects. Offers capabilities in multi-sourced financing including project bond financing. Well regarded for its work in the Middle East and Africa.
  6. Ashurst
    Projects
    UK 2022 | Band 3
  7. Baker McKenzie
    Projects
    UK 2022 | Band 3