Our lawyers have played an important role in public-private partnerships and in the mitigation of conflicts resulting from PPP agreements in Nigeria . We are experts in negotiating, drafting and implementing Public-Private Partnership agreements, as well as renegotiating agreements and alternative dispute resolution options, including investor-state arbitration, Public Private Partnerships and Infrastructure Finance including PPP design, finance, and structure.
In designing a partnership, our lawyers advise and advocate in the following processes;
Design of Concessions and Other PPP Arrangements
Our lawyers negotiate contentious clauses including: making a concession bankable;
termination provisions and compensation in event of termination; tariff and price adjustment clauses; unilateral change and economic hardship clauses; provisions for government support; transfer of assets at the end of the concession and dispute settlement clauses.
Our lawyers have been at the heart of some of the largest and most complex PPP deals in Nigeria providing comprehensive, strategic and commercial legal advice in connection with the development and financing of new PPP projects, privatization of existing assets, workout and restructuring of troubled projects and other transactions, including secondary market transactions.
Our clients include project sponsors and developers, lenders, equity investors, operators, contractors and governmental entities.
Our areas of work include
Airports and supporting facilities
Courthouses and correctional facilities
Educational facilities, including primary and higher learning
Gas transmission and distribution systems
Government buildings and related facilities
Hospitals and healthcare facilities
Ports and marine terminals
Power and transmission facilities and systems
Rail, including passenger rail and mass transit
Roads and bridges
Sports stadia and recreational facilities
Technology, including broadband and telecommunications
Waste and waste-to-energy.