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Social Infrastructure

Helping clients deliver societal benefits


Social infrastructure plays an important role in both the economic development of a nation and the development of society’s quality of life. Social infrastructure enhances social wellbeing and furthers economic growth by providing basic services and facilities which allow businesses to develop and flourish. 

With the expansion of globalisation and population growth, communities investment in social infrastructure is akin to an investment in the country’s economy.

We understand that the successful delivery of complex social projects is critical not only for immediate stakeholders and industries reliant on that infrastructure, but also for our broader community.

Whether it be health, education, penal facilities or sporting facilities– for each transaction we provide a customised multi-disciplinary team of leading specialists and regional experts to ensure our clients’ projects are successful. Our experts have a profound understanding of the market, allowing us to develop solutions to intricate delivery models such as public private partnerships (PPPs) and market led proposals. We advise our clients throughout a project’s lifecycle, including the construction and financing of social infrastructure projects, related technology projects, M&A transactions and dispute resolution.

We have worked on some of the most complex and innovative projects to deliver efficient community infrastructure. 

Recent Experience

PFI Hospital dispute

Advising an NHS hospital trust on disputes relating to a PFI scheme for the construction of a flagship hospital, including an adjudication relating to major defects with the water distribution system and nuclear medicine suite

Aspects of the financing of the Alder Hey Hospital PPP Project

Advising M&G Investment Management Limited on aspects of the financing of the Alder Hey Hospital PPP project. We advised the junior creditor on intercreditor issues arising on this innovative financing. This is the first in the health sector to deploy institutional debt

Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Centre Precinct PPP Project

Advising the successful Darling Harbour Live consortium on its bid for the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Centre Precinct PPP Project and providing ongoing advice on the implementation of the Project

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Project

Advising FCC Construcción S.A. as contractor and consortium member on its bid for the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Project. This is one of the largest PFI hospitals tendered

Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Advising the Queensland Government on all legal aspects of the $2 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital PPP Project including the preceding business case and preparing all contract documentation, running a multistage procurement process and negotiating with the successful bidder

UK Schools Aggregator Project

Advising SWIP and Macquarie Capital on the Schools Aggregator project using structured finance techniques to create a platform for funding UK schools projects

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Our expert teams provide a diverse range of legal services to our clients in the Social Infrastructure sector

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