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Latham is “widely regarded as one of the leading practices for the financing of major projects, and frequently engaged by both borrower and lender-side clients.” The team is “acclaimed for a wide spectrum of work from LNG to power and infrastructure development.”
— Chambers Global 2015

Project Development & Finance

Latham handles some of the largest and most complex developments and financings in the world for clients who demand the highest level of technical and industry knowledge.

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Building Infrastructure Around the World

Beginning with its representation of developers of independent power projects in the United States in the early 1980s, Latham’s Project Development and Finance Practice has deep roots in the field. A recognized leader around the globe, Latham has assembled financial product and industry knowledge in major commercial centers throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Latham’s Project Development & Finance Practice has the global presence and breadth of experience to service multiple customers and obtain financing from financial institutions worldwide. The practice assists clients with projects as varied as the development of rooftop solar electric generation to the development and financing of natural gas liquefaction facilities.

Many of the world’s largest oil and gas, electric energy, infrastructure and telecommunications developers, investors and financiers have engaged Latham for advice on their projects.

Market-Leading Representation and Advice

Latham’s lawyers provide industry experience along with technical and practical insight in sectors throughout the project finance market including:

  • Fossil fuel and renewable electric generation facilities
  • LNG liquefaction, regasification and shipping
  • Mining and metals projects
  • Oil and gas projects from field development, to midstream, to transportation arrangements
  • Telecommunication projects
  • Transportation infrastructure projects (including ports, roads, bridges and tunnels)

Latham’s Project Development & Finance Practice guides clients through all aspects of a project’s development, financing and operation. The team includes lawyers who are seasoned in negotiating joint ventures, concessions or other development agreements, as well as providing insightful advice on environmental, tax, regulatory, real estate, capital markets and bank/export credit agency financing.

The team also regularly works with the firm’s M&A and litigation lawyers to assist clients involved in the sale of interests in a project or disputes that arise during project construction and operation.

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