Project Financing

Legance has set up a team of lawyers specializing in project finance, who constantly assist important Italian and international lenders and sponsors in financing transactions for the realization and management of infrastructure and other public and private facilities, as well as in the sector of traditional and renewable energy.

The lawyers of Project Finance team have developed, over the years, a notable track record in project financing transactions and have received prestigious awards by the most authoritative international reviews. Among the different infrastructure sectors in which they operate it is worth mentioning transport (including motorways, airports, ports, freight terminals, subways and railways), networks for the transport and supply of electricity, gas and water, and the relevant depots, waste-to-energy plants, hospitals, local public services and social infrastructure.

The interaction between the different areas of infrastructure and energy law and the other practice areas (with particular reference to corporate, public law and regulatory issues) has led our Project Finance experts to develop a strong attitude to team working and to establish strong relations with their colleagues within Legance who operate in other practice areas, such as administrative, tax, corporate, and environmental law.

The most prestigious international league tables praise our Project Finance department for their technical and legal knowledge and expertise as well as for their thorough knowledge of the market dynamics as well as of the needs of the lending institutes and of the operators of the sector, which makes the team capable of providing full service assistance in the relevant sectors (including structuring of financing transactions, assistance in the establishment of companies and joint ventures operating in the sector, realization of corporate structures and tax optimization, carrying out of complex due diligence activities and risk assessment in view of the possible bankability, drafting and negotiation of project and finance documents, both on a loan and on a bond basis).

Legance and Project Financing, in summary

The legal advice and assistance provided by Legance in connection with Project Financing regards the following:

  • development of projects and assistance in public tenders

  • due diligence activities and bankability analyses

  • project contracts

  • finance documents

  • public utilities

  • public finance

  • litigation