Cleary Gottlieb has a long history as a project finance pioneer, and our lawyers have represented parties on every side of these transactions—project sponsors, lenders, equipment suppliers, infrastructure funds, insurers, public sector entities and rating agencies—for infrastructure projects around the world.

Cleary’s project finance lawyers work with clients from a project’s initiation until its completion, creating innovative structures, finding solutions that meet the objectives of multiple parties and helping with projects that face challenging industry conditions. We advise sovereigns, multinational and domestic corporations, and banks and other financial institutions on an extensive range of domestic and international transactions, with an emphasis on projects in emerging markets, in industries including energy (oil, gas and electric), water and wastewater, transportation, mining, and telecommunications.

We understand the pressures and obstacles our clients face in financing and structuring complex projects. Our project finance teams include lawyers who speak multiple languages and work in a variety of practices, including capital markets, M&A and structured finance, and can advise clients on project-related litigations and dispute resolution procedures, and the restructuring of problem project financings.