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The forefront of developing innovative structures and solutions


Infrastructure and energy projects connect and power our economies, creating growth opportunities for developed and emerging markets alike. 

We understand the challenges that project participants face across the entire spectrum of developing and financing projects.

We work with our clients to develop innovative project financing structures and solutions. Our role as trusted advisers goes beyond simply advising on the financing of a project and extends to strategic advice and analysis, contract negotiation and the structuring, planning and documentation aspects of transactions.

Our sector specialists can advise you on projects across energy, natural resources and infrastructure, including market-leading rail and road projects, the most complex power projects globally (eg the largest nuclear and most innovative renewables projects), LNG financings and transactions across the LNG value chain, and the largest reserve-based lending, structured commodity and upstream oil and gas project financings.

Our global team is at the forefront of developing innovative multi-source project financing structures and solutions including project bond financings, working with lenders, ECAs/DFIs, sponsors, governments, trading houses and other project participants. 

Recent Experience

India Rooftop Solar Project

Advising IFC on the US$125 million debt financing for solar rooftop projects in India for Azure Power India Pvt Ltd

Kwinana Energy-from-Waste Project

Advising ARENA on its grant funding to the Kwinana energy from waste project in Western Australia - the first utility scale energy from waste project in Australia

Hornsdale Wind Farm

Advising the project company on the development of Stage 1 (100MW) and subsequently the senior lenders on the financing of Stage 2 (100MW) and Stage 3 (109MW) of the Hornsdale Wind Farm in South Australia and on the associated battery storage elements of the project

Colluli Potash Project

Advising Africa Finance Corporation and Afreximbank on the financing of the Colluli potash project in Eritrea

Snowtown 2 Wind Farm

Advising the financiers on the A$616 million standalone project financing for Tilt Renewables’ 270MW Snowtown 2 Wind Farm in South Australia

Coral Floating LNG Project

Advising KOGAS in relation to its investment in, and the development and project financing of, the US$11 billion Coral Floating LNG Project offshore Mozambique

Insights and updates

15th March 2022
Our 5 th annual report reviews M&A transactions and prevailing trends driving cross-border investment.
24th December 2021
The last five years has seen a global boom in sustainable financing, primarily driven by...
15th September 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills has been named Project Finance Team of the Year at the IFLR...
19th April 2021
As the new US administration unveils a $2.3trn infrastructure plan, we size up the opportunities...

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