Significant investments in new infrastructure projects are inevitable in spurring economic growth in developing countries. In addition, throughout Europe and North America, large investments are needed for the upgrade or replacement of aging infrastructure assets. Since traditional public funding sources are insufficient, tremendous opportunities exist for private capital investment in the infrastructure sector around the world.
At the same time, participants in this market have to deal with uncertainties of an increased market regulation; undefined roles of federal, state and local political stakeholders; foreign investors entering the marketplace; and an expanding use of PPPs as a result of political and budgetary factors.
Our leading infrastructure practice has specialized in many large-scale and ground-breaking infrastructure projects in emerging and developed markets for over 60 years. We have been involved in infrastructure projects at each level of the capital structure: including both private sector participants (project sponsors, investors, constructors, and operators as well as financial institutions) and public sector participants.
Baker & McKenzie is one of the few law firms with lawyers throughout the Firm who have decades of deal experience in both their domestic and the international infrastructure and PPP marketplaces. We have advised on major transportation and other infrastructure projects, including ground-breaking privately financed projects across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.