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Our group has handled major projects in energy, mining, transportation and other infrastructure and manufacturing sectors worldwide, earning accolades for work in both established and emerging markets.  We have a long and distinguished record of counseling all types of clients, including sponsors, project companies, lenders, private commercial and investment banks, placement agents, underwriters, export credit agencies, multilateral lending institutions, suppliers, contractors, off-take purchasers and advisors.  From power plants in Mongolia and Chile to toll roads and bridges in the United States and France, and from iron ore projects in Cameroon and Congo to petrochemical plants in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, we advise clients around the world on initial project development and financing; restructuring and refinancing; mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; dispute resolution; and more.

For example:

We advised the Dow Chemical Company in a joint venture with Saudi Aramco for the development and financing of the $20+ billion Sadara chemical project in Saudi Arabia, which involves both commercial banks and nearly all of the world’s major export credit agencies.   

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“My work is especially gratifying to me because I have seen the benefit our projects can bring to the communities in which they are developed.  From airports to power plants to gold mines, our group’s efforts have a positive impact in creating jobs and much-needed infrastructure, while addressing the needs of all constituents.  I am thrilled to take part in this process and glad to have been involved in several projects in Mexico, where I grew up.”
Alexandro Padrés
Project Development & Finance