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Latham’s premier project development and finance practice ranks among the largest and most active in the world. We bring technical sophistication, industry knowledge, commercial focus, and global coverage to our representation of project lenders and sponsors in nearly every industrial sector and geography.
Tracing our roots to the representation of developers of independent power projects in the United States in the early 1980s, Latham continues to pioneer financing structures that shape the market. We regularly execute more than 100 project financings worth billions of dollars in aggregate every year, including many “deals of the year” in markets around the globe.
At the outset of any project matter, we work with clients to uncover potential pitfalls in the proposed transaction and map out solutions to each one. Drawing on the experience and foresight of regulatory and industry-focused colleagues around the globe, we spot issues and opportunities, particularly related to energy transition, few others can see. This approach, paired with Latham’s vast global resources, allows us to efficiently drive the most complex project finance transactions to completion.
Our experience also yields insight into what is at market, and helps us work with both lenders and sponsors to structure the transaction to provide maximum value and security. For sponsors, we know what similarly situated parties are able to achieve in the market, which allows us to structure transactions that are financeable with terms and conditions that provide ongoing value. For lenders, we position the transaction for successful syndication. By representing parties on both sides of the table, we fully understand all aspects of a deal and know how to find a middle path to deal execution.