Infrastructure and PPP projects are a King & Spalding specialty. We have invested people, time, efforts and resources into building a multi-disciplinary infrastructure team that represents clients in all of their needs. Clients consider our lawyers an extension of their own team, working collaboratively to find effective and creative solutions, especially when undertaking projects that are industry changers. Our lawyers partner with clients throughout every stage of the project, from the initial contracting through planning, development, construction, financing and operation of the project, and even the next generations and transformations of the project.
Our team has extensive infrastructure expertise, including in the areas of fund formation, corporate governance, real estate, environmental, construction and procurement, maritime, finance (public and private), IP, tax, regulatory, employment and disputes. Clients count on our team to grasp their business objectives and to understand the tasks needed to get them to the finish line. We are well-versed in a wide range of structures that address the varying needs of our clients, including governments, financiers, developers, fund sponsors and investors, and other project participants, in multi-jurisdictional and international transactions.
Our involvement in the full lifecycle of an infrastructure project allows our lawyers to gain a detailed knowledge of industry developments and market terms critical to the business objectives of our clients, such as fees and promote structures that align with project development, construction and financial milestones, insight on governance and control rights, exit and liquidation paths, and critical insight on tax structuring to address project, investor and sponsor concerns. We also understand the unique regulatory issues presented by private investments in the infrastructure space and work with private capital clients to develop structures and solutions that satisfy the regulatory requirements of operating businesses and individual projects.
We have counseled clients on infrastructure projects and investments in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. These include some of the largest projects in the world, as well as first-of-its-kind projects, such as the $14+ billion three-train LNG liquefaction facility in Freeport, Texas (“Finance Global Deal of the Year: Project Finance” by The American Lawyer and awarded the Infrastructure Journal Project of the year in the Americas); the development of an offshore extension of the Monaco state territory by way of maritime infrastructure to be sub-contracted to French construction company Bouygues; the Joint Lead Managers on the first ever sukuk issuance by an African supranational entity, a multilateral development bank which finances infrastructure projects in its 14 member countries throughout Africa; the Atlanta Falcons Football Club in the architectural and construction agreements and a $1 billion stadium financing facility for Mercedes-Benz stadium; the $2 billion Jazan air separation unit (ASU), the first-ever ASU to be financed exclusively on an Islamic finance basis (“Industrial Deal of the Year” by Project Finance International and “Petrochemicals Deal of the Year” by IJ Global); and South Africa-based Sasol in the development and construction of a chemical complex in Louisiana, the largest foreign investment project in the history of the U.S.