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"New power generation projects provided a bright light in 2017 project finance activity. The strong showing in this sector can be attributed, in part, to the continuing boom in renewable project financings particularly in the developed markets of Europe, Australia and the United States; significant renewable energy projects also reached financial close in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt as well as Latin America. 2017 also confirmed that large-scale thermal projects can still play a key role in closing the power generation deficit in emerging economies.."
"2017 was a fairly busy year for projects in all sectors in Africa. It was a good year for power projects with the renewables sector taking the lead in many jurisdictions, aided by falling technology prices and support from development finance institutions (DFIs) and governments committed to green energy..."
"The project finance sector remained busy in Australia with large economic infrastructure deals and renewable projects dominating deal activity, supported by Australia’s well-tested and sophisticated project financing market and fuelled by global and domestic investor interest in Australia’s infrastructure assets..."
"Canada is undergoing a boom in large public infrastructure projects, particularly in the domain of public transportation and road/highway upgrades that employ public–private partnership (P3) models..."
with Gunnar Westerlund, Helena Viita, Johannes Ahti and Tatu Simula
"As a leading Nordic law firm with a strong focus on finance work, we are reasonably familiar with the market situation both in Finland and in the rest of the Nordics and we would definitely describe what we have seen during recent years as a clear increase in larger projects financed using project finance..."
"Our firm advises primarily on all aspects of development, financing and implementation of Indian infrastructure projects, including disputes arising in relation to the implementation of such projects..."
" Indonesia is Southeast Asia’s largest economy and a vast equatorial archipelago of 17,000 islands extending 5,150km (3,200 miles) from the Pacific Ocean in the east to the Indian Ocean in the west..."
with Naoaki Eguchi, Yasuhisa Takatori and Pierre Chiasson
" The 2017 update to the PPP/PFI Action Plan issued by the private finance initiative (PFI) promotion department of the Office of the Cabinet sets a target amount for domestic PFI and public–private partnership (PPP) projects of ¥21 trillion (US$192.6 billion at the time of writing) (including ¥7 trillion (US$64.2 billion) for concession-style projects (ie, projects in which the operating rights of government-owned facilities are assigned to a private company, and the private company recoups its investment through service fees charged)) for the 10-year period beginning from 2013..."
with Ahmed Butt, Adrian Nizzola and Leonie Sellers
" One of the main trends over the last year continues to be the focus on oil prices. Considering the significant pressure placed on the major oil producers in the region in previous years (with Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE reportedly all running a fiscal deficit in 2016), 2017 was hoped to be a turning point..."
with David P Armstrong, Megan Kultgen and Kirsten Newman
"Skadden’s energy and infrastructure projects group advises clients on a broad range of project finance and other energy-related transactions in the United States, as well as in international markets..."