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 — clients around the world rely on Shearman & Sterling’s advice on their important infrastructure projects.
With extensive experience in a wide variety of international infrastructure projects — 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 — we are deeply embedded in the industry, understanding clients’ needs from every angle.
Clients in the infrastructure sector need to examine commercial, construction, political risk and tax matters when structuring projects; navigate complex regulations when financing with international commercial banks and multilateral and bilateral development agencies; and consider structured finance and leasing of rolling stock, aircraft and other major equipment and related services.
Our multidisciplinary approach, balancing the skills of a team with experience in projects, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets, as well as other essential corporate law disciplines, provides integrated counsel on all aspects of your most important business objectives.
We operate from major business centers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, serving as trusted advisors to clients under U.S., U.K. and EU legal regulatory regimes, as well as the laws of France, Germany and Hong Kong. Clients value our global platform, allowing us to provide practical and informed counsel on the development, financing, acquisition, restructuring and privatization of infrastructure projects worldwide.