Project Finance

Project Finance - Australia

We provide the legal advice behind successful project finance deals

With a track record in innovative finance solutions, our Australian project finance lawyers are called upon for their technical excellence and commercial understanding across a range of industries.

We will work closely with you to understand your objectives and your approach to the project. This commercial understanding, together with our sector expertise and multidisciplinary approach, will deliver you practical solutions and clear strategies to deliver a successful project.

King & Wood Mallesons’ project finance lawyers have played a lead role in some of Australia’s most significant projects, from the recent $7 billion acquisition and financing of Queensland Motorways to the project financing of the development of the Morree Solar Farm. They have also executed deals around the globe – including in Africa, South-east Asia, China, and South America.

Global expertise

Our team has global expertise and can draw from the strength of our national and international network. In addition to Australia, our law firm has project finance teams located in London, Hong Kong and Beijing as well as lawyers in the rest of Europe and Asia who are experienced in cross-border and domestic project finance transactions.

We regularly advise on project financings across jurisdictions in a variety of sectors, including:

  • Oil and gas
  • Mining and resources
  • Infrastructure and water, including public-private partnerships (PPP), social infrastructure and desalination 
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation – including airports, ports, rail, roads and shipping
  • Power and energy – including renewables, power transmission and distribution.

Our recent experience in project finance law includes acting for Hastings Funds Management and China Merchants Group consortium on its successful bid for the privatised government asset of the Port of Newcastle, the largest coal export port in the world.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

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