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Latham “is rated as amongst the best in the world, with a strong foothold in the power sector internationally ... the firm has the capacity to advise on some of the largest power project financings to go to market, acting on behalf of both lenders and sponsors.”
— Chambers Global 2013

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 expertise 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 expertise 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 Expertise

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 expert in negotiating joint ventures, concessions or other development agreements, as well as experts in 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.