Project Development & Finance

Latham handles some of the largest and most complex developments and financings in the world for clients who demand the highest level of technical and industry knowledge.

Why Latham

Building Infrastructure Around the World

Beginning with its representation of developers of independent power projects in the United States (US) in the early 1980s, Latham’s Project Development and Finance Practice has deep roots in the field. A recognized leader around the globe, Latham has assembled financial product and industry knowledge in major commercial centers throughout the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Latham’s Project Development & Finance Practice has the global presence and breadth of experience to service multiple customers and obtain financing from financial institutions worldwide. The practice assists clients with projects as varied as the development of rooftop solar electric generation to the development and financing of natural gas liquefaction facilities.

Many of the world’s largest oil and gas, electric energy, infrastructure, and telecommunications developers, investors, and financiers have engaged Latham for advice on their projects. According to Chambers Global 2018, Latham is “a standout firm in the project finance arena,” and Chambers USA 2018 remarks that Latham is “one of the top project firms in the world, equally esteemed for representation of lenders or sponsors.”

Market-Leading Representation and Advice

Latham’s lawyers provide industry experience along with technical and practical insight in sectors throughout the project finance market including:

  • Fossil fuel and renewable electric generation facilities
  • LNG liquefaction, regasification, and shipping
  • Mining and metals projects
  • Oil and gas projects from field development, to midstream, to transportation arrangements
  • Telecommunication projects
  • Transportation infrastructure projects (including ports, roads, bridges, and tunnels)

Latham’s Project Development & Finance Practice guides clients through all aspects of a project’s development, financing, and operation. The team includes lawyers who are seasoned in negotiating joint ventures, concessions, or other development agreements, as well as providing insightful advice on environmental, tax, regulatory, real estate, capital markets, and bank/export credit agency financing.

The team also regularly works with the firm’s M&A and litigation lawyers to assist clients involved in the sale of interests in a project or disputes that arise during project construction and operation.

Awards & Rankings

  • Project Development & Finance Practice Recognized with Three Deal of the Year Awards - July 16, 2020
  • Four Partners Named Among Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers - June 02, 2020
  • Latham Again Named a Leading Business Law Firm of Latin America - March 29, 2020
  • Project Finance Practice Honored with Five Deal of the Year Awards - January 12, 2020
  • Latham Again Named a Top International Firm in Latin America - December 10, 2019

Latham is “a standout firm in the project finance arena,” and “highly experienced, with prominent coverage across the [US], the UK, Asia and the Middle East.”

Chambers Global 2020

Events

Equator Principles 4: Are You Prepared?Webcast – An International Perspective: Trends in the Current Energy LandscapeWebcast – What's Next for the Carbon Capture Industry After New 45Q Credit Guidance

Media Coverage

Rising Star: Latham's Chirag DedaniaTop 40 Under 40: Loring VeenstraEnergy Group Of The Year: Latham

News

Latham Advises Recurrent Energy in Financing of Maplewood Solar ProjectsProject Development & Finance Practice Recognized with Three Deal of the Year Awards Latham Advises Lenders on Ineos’s Refinancing

Thought Leadership

Restructuring & Insolvency in Hong KongDFC Releases Guidelines to Implement DFC-DPA Loan ProgramExecutive Order Prohibits Certain Transactions in Bulk-Power System

Webcasts & Podcasts

An International Perspective: Trends in the Current Energy LandscapeWhat's Next for the Carbon Capture Industry After New 45Q Credit GuidanceCalifornia's 100% Zero Carbon Future: How SB 100 and EO B-55-18 Will Impact Businesses and Projects