Wednesday, 20 November 2019
The Refinitiv Project Finance International (PFI) annual survey of the legal industry shows that activity in the global projects market remains strong, with plenty of activity both in cross-border financings and the larger domestic deals. The survey details all deals with a capital value of more than US$500m transacted in the 12 months to end-September each year in order to examine the market for major projects around the world. This year, Clifford Chance moves to the top. The full report is available in the deals and data section.
The Australian Government has announced new financing measures for its rare earths industry. The move is a pushback to China’s dominance and is aimed at processing minerals onshore. By John Arbouw.
International law firms face a more hostile global political environment but the large-scale cross-border deals they thrive on keep on coming. Appetite for renewable and emerging market deals is healthy while some developed areas are slowing down.
The global infrastructure market in 2019 has seen a range of deals financed and plenty of new plans hatched. The problems in the contracting sector remain, however. PFI’s Global Infrastructure Report 2019 case studies leading deals such as Gordie Howe, Florida Rail, Paraguay’s Corredor Bioceanico, Shuqaiq IWP, Tours-Bordeaux and Belgrade Airport. Themes such as China’s Belt & Road and Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor are examined and the problems with US and Australian construction projects are revealed.
The renewables sector remained the most vibrant energy market over the past year, while the TAP pipeline brought back attention to mega oil & gas projects. PFI’s Global Energy Report 2019 looks at emerging renewables markets, such as Poland and Vietnam, alongside established ones, such as Belgium and Scotland, with an eye on the boom under way in Spain and Australia. The report examines new structures such as US energy P3s and Asian Green bonds and offers an outlook on LNG and FPSO financings.
Welcome to the 2019 Thomson Reuters Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook. The Yearbook is our annual publication in which we look at the events of 2018, through case studies and the PFI Awards, and look forward into 2019 with interviews and articles in the Global section of the book.
Refinitiv Project Finance International (PFI) is pleased to launch its survey of law firms in the project and infrastructure finance sector for the seventeenth year running.
The PFI Legal Survey will be published in November. To take part, please complete the survey form contained in this pdf.
The Equator Principles were a far-sighted initiative to ensure project finance deals around the world complied with certain standards. The concept was self-regulating and self-serving, in the best possible way. The question now is, can the EP keep up into the next decade?
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