Project Finance & Development is one of our key practices. We have a rapidly growing reputation as a powerhouse in this field, providing expert advice to government, sponsors, lenders and bidders on a wide variety of major infrastructure and construction projects including airports, roads, energy, water and waste treatment, as well as major hotel and casino development. We pride ourselves on having the expertise and experience to support clients through the entire project lifecycle – from idea conception to turnkey application, turning ideas into sound, commercially informed legal negotiation.
Most large-scale projects involve both domestic and international parties, including international counsel. We are experienced in major international projects, advising overseas investors and negotiating with leading law firms from the US, UK and other parts of Europe. Our team’s capabilities have recently been boosted still further by the arrival of Yannis Kourniotis as lead partner. As a ranked lawyer in both Banking & Finance, and Energy, and with wide-ranging experience in infrastructure, energy and PPP, Yannis takes our Project Finance & Development offer to a new level.
We are experienced in advising on all aspects of major projects in infrastructure, including roads, airports and waste treatment and port facilities, and energy projects including oil and gas and renewables. We have played a leading role in many of the largest projects in Greece in recent years, including undertaking multiple concurrent mandates for parties in the redevelopment of Greece’s airports.
By working with participants at every level in the project-finance lifecycle – government tenderers, systemic banks, equity providers and bidders – we understand the priorities and concerns of each party. We help individual players to frame project documentation to be readily ‘financeable’ and ‘bankable’, helping to ensure that projects can proceed at maximum speed and with the best possible chances of success. And, with strong relationships with all the major domestic authorities, our experienced team understands how to take projects from conception to completion.