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Global Awards

18 December 2011

Global Bank of the Year – Mitsubishi UFJ

2011 Roll of Honour

18 December 2011Updated: 19 December 2011

Americas Awards

18 December 2011

WestLB’s project finance team maintained a business-as-usual attitude throughout 2011 amid a tremendous amount of uncertainty about the future of the group. The bank secured top roles in several of the most important transactions of the year even as news came out in June that Morgan Stanley, hired by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, was to send out a memo on the sale of its international assets, including the project finance division.

Asia-Pacific Awards

18 December 2011

Bank of the Year– Standard Chartered

Europe Awards

18 December 2011

Bank of the Year – UniCredit

Middle East & Africa Awards

18 December 2011

Middle East & Africa Bank of the Year – Samba

Global Awards

18 December 2011

Global Bank of the Year – Mitsubishi UFJ

US based funding sought for projects

18 December 2011

As project sponsors begin to analyse their financing options for 2012, many in the financing marketplace will be looking back on 2011 and asking where funding will come from in the new year. By Eric F Silverman and Alexander K Borisoff, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP.

International pension funds to the rescue

18 December 2011

Institutional investors are once again being hailed as the saviours of infrastructure finance, but are they actually willing to assume this role? By Robert Smith.

Ijarah – Assessing its uses and limitations

18 December 2011

Islamic finance could play a growing role in project finance next year. By Andrew Hart, partner, and Alex Childs, associate, in the energy practice at Fulbright & Jaworski International LLP in London.

LatAm prospects in tough new era

18 December 2011

Latin America has become a healthy project finance market. But storms elsewhere will have an impact into 2012. By Carl Adams, senior managing director, head of origination and structured finance, Americas, at Espirito Santo Bank in New York.

Australian LNG – Full speed ahead

18 December 2011

Despite the weak world economy, Australian suppliers are straining to meet booming post-Fukushima LNG demand. By Stephen Thompson, manager, LNG & Gas, Asia-Pacific, Poten & Partners.

Learning lessons from the UK PFI

18 December 2011

The UK Private Finance Initiative – What went wrong? By Richard Threlfall, UK head, infrastructure, building and construction, KPMG.

Backstopping risks on PLN IPPs

18 December 2011

Indonesian IPPs have traditionally benefited from some form of government guarantee or support for the payment obligations of PLN, the state-owned power utility, under power purchase agreements (PPAs). By Laurie Pearson, Of Counsel, Norton Rose.

The future of financing smaller solar

18 December 2011

The vast majority of solar installers in the United States are small-scale developers such as Stacey Danner and Lea Keal in New Orleans. By Adam Boucher, CEO and founder of Adam Capital.

US energy finance – Looking into 2012

18 December 2011

To paraphrase Dickens, for US energy project financing 2011 was the best of times, and the worst of times. By Enid L Veron, shareholder, and Roderick Devlin, counsel, in the global energy and infrastructure practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP.

Top 10 Americas

18 December 2011

The CHUM Hospital project financing in Canada at US$1.5bn led the way for the Top Ten deals in the Americas for 2011. RBC Capital Markets and the National Bank of Canada led the financing on that deal.

Americas Awards

18 December 2011

WestLB’s project finance team maintained a business-as-usual attitude throughout 2011 amid a tremendous amount of uncertainty about the future of the group. The bank secured top roles in several of the most important transactions of the year even as news came out in June that Morgan Stanley, hired by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, was to send out a memo on the sale of its international assets, including the project finance division.

Sharyland builds CREZ momentum

18 December 2011

The Sharyland transmission financing overcame several obstacles, including the lack of an EPC contract, to finance an asset crucial for continued growth in renewable power. By Alison Healey.

Palmdale gets a gas hybrid

18 December 2011

The return of natural gas. Recently, a boom in natural gas-fired energy projects has been under way. By Warren Lilien and Timothy DeLizza, Latham & Watkins.

Seigneurie de Beaupré funds landmark wind

18 December 2011

Partial ECA cover helped long-tenored funding. By Karsten Schmitz, vice-president, Ravina Advani, director, Sang Lee, associate, and Danielle Leverone, associate, BNP Paribas power and energy project finance.

Banks tighten up on OSX

18 December 2011

If you have a Brazilian energy firm that has not found a drop of oil, has avoided the project finance loan market, but wants a US$850m loan to build an FPSO amid global economic problems, how do you solve the problem? Just use a tight structure. By Alan Gersten.

Caserones – Co-operation on copper

18 December 2011

The Caserones copper mine financing in Chile demonstrates how enhanced co-operation among Japan’s leading commercial banks, government financial institutions and industrial companies is helping Japan remain competitive in its search for secure long-term supplies of vital natural resources. By Mark Plenderleith, partner, Jeff Rector, associate, and Shigeyuki Ito, associate, in the global project finance group at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP, Tokyo.

Top 10 Asia Pacific

18 December 2011

India has been the biggest market in the Asia Pacific region in the last few years, closing billions of dollars. This year, it is no different.

Asia-Pacific Awards

18 December 2011

Bank of the Year– Standard Chartered

MD2 IPP breaks new ground

18 December 2011

The Mong Duong 2 IPP has moved into its construction phase. By Ian Fox, managing director, AES-VCM Mong Duong Power Co Ltd, and John Haberl, senior project manager, AES Corporation; Gilles Pascual, project finance head of power and renewables Asia, and Simon Gaudin, associate director, HSBC.

No nonsense Thai IPP

18 December 2011

Nong Saeng is no nonsense, but its project financing makes sense. The 1,600MW IPP is the largest, longest and fastest project financing closed over turbulent water. By Hironobu Nakamura, SVP, and Herbert Cheung, VP, global structured finance division, Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd.

Project financing the Khagaria highway

18 December 2011

The financing of the Khagaria to Purnea highway incorporated a number of complexities into the funding structure. By SK Agarwal, senior vice-president, and Mukesh Kumar, associate vice-president, SBI Capital Markets.

Healthy PPP outlook at Royal Adelaide

18 December 2011

South Australia reconfirmed its commitment to the PPP market with the financial delivery of the New Royal Adelaide Hospital Project. Allens Arthur Robinson partner Nicholas Adkins looks at the project and the flow-on effects for projects in SA and around the country.

Wiggins loads up in Queensland

18 December 2011

The Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal is a new coal loading facility being constructed at the Port of Gladstone, in Queensland, Australia. By John Snelling, executive director, corporate advisory, ANZ Institutional Bank.

Top 10 – EMEA

18 December 2011

The US$4.5bn Jubilee oil field development project in Ghana led the way for the Top Ten deals in EMEA for 2011. A total of 21 banks financed this deal.

Europe Awards

18 December 2011

Bank of the Year – UniCredit

Middle East & Africa Awards

18 December 2011

Middle East & Africa Bank of the Year – Samba

Ecotax – The challenges that lie ahead

18 December 2011

The Ecotax PPP provides new challenges for infrastructure. By Moritz Bloch, transaction director, project finance, Jean-Francois de Jaegher, transaction director, project finance, Federico Forni, vice-president, project finance and Matthias Benz, assistant vice-president, Deutsche Bank.

F2i and AXA step on the gas

18 December 2011

F2i and AXA’s more than €2bn refinancing demonstrates the aggressive terms banks are still willing to offer … for the right assets, of course. By Robert Smith.

IDO privatisation – A Turkish case study

18 December 2011

The privatisation of Istanbul ferry operator IDO is considered to be one of the fastest acquisitions in the Turkish project finance market. The project reached financial close within six months of appointing the preferred bidder. By Spriha Srivastava.

A Phoenix rises – The Sur IPP

18 December 2011

The Sur IPP achieved financial close in November, bringing a conclusion to a turbulent development phase for the sponsors, lenders and the EPC contractor. By Andrew Elliott, founding partner, Verus Partners, and Charles Whitney, partner, Norton Rose LLP.

CEGCO – The Arabian Oryx

18 December 2011

The CEGCO acquisition in Jordan was completed in challenging times. By Rohit Gokhale, director, acquisitions and project finance, Rohit Sinha, manager, acquisitions and project finance, and Soudki Atassi, manager, acquisitions and project finance, ACWA Power.