From toll roads in the United States and France to ports in Vietnam and Panama—and from high speed railways in Brazil to airports in the United Arab Emirates and the Philippines—Shearman & Sterling advises on important infrastructure projects in every corner of the world.
Our full-service infrastructure industry coverage team, with lawyers qualified to practice NY, English, German and French law, advises on the development, financing, acquisition, restructuring and privatization of infrastructure projects worldwide.
We have extensive experience in a wide variety of international infrastructure projects, including toll roads, ports, canals, bridges, tunnels, airports, heavy and light rail, mass transit and tramways, concession-based BOT infrastructure projects, purely private projects and PPP and PFI transportation projects.
Our breadth of experience in the infrastructure sector includes the structuring of projects (including as to commercial, construction, political risk and tax matters) and the financing thereof with international commercial banks as well as multilateral and bilateral development agencies. In addition, our infrastructure practitioners draw on the firm’s vast experience in the structured finance and leasing of rolling stock, aircraft and other major equipment and related services in the infrastructure sector.
Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, our lawyers in projects, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets, as well as other essential corporate law disciplines, work together to provide our infrastructure clients with integrated counsel on all aspects of their most important business objectives.
Video: Freedman Looks at Infrastructure and Transportation Under a Trump Administration
Trump’s initial statements on infrastructure, and the prevalent bipartisan view in favor of infrastructure improvement to spur job growth, could result in a significant increase in private investment opportunities in the sector – particularly public-private partnerships (or P3s). However, while it is unlikely to see government supplanting private investment in this area, whether that private investment will occur depends in part on the needs of state and local governments. Watch here >