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We advise on the most complex projects in a sector that is heavily regulated, jurisdiction specific, and politically sensitive. Our sector and jurisdiction knowledge cuts straight to the relevant issues in any water project or investment. 

We represent sponsors and investors, governments, and lenders on all aspects of water projects and investments globally including regulatory and procurement advice, concessions, IWPs, and project financing across all water sectors including desalination, wastewater, bulk water, and water treatment projects. 

This broad background affords us first-hand recent experience on the issues facing our clients, who trust us to steer them through the complexities of water law with strategic business and cultural advice. We know how to successfully conclude complicated projects in developing legal environments and have the know-how necessary to develop and negotiate risk mitigation strategies.

Representative experience

Advising the lenders in the project financing of the Changi Newater II wastewater project in Singapore.

Advising the sponsors on the Sharqiya and Salalah IWP projects in Oman.

Advising project sponsors on a bulk water supply project for the city of Hanoi, Vietnam.

Adivising Ovivo Inc. on the sale of its UK municipal water division.

Advising Northumbrian Water Group Plc on its takeover by Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited.

Advising Fluidra SA on its acquisition of Aqua Products, Inc.

Advising Poseidon Bidco Limited on its acquisition of Waterlogic PLC.

Advising the lenders to another international sponsor bidding for the Sohar and Barka IWP projects in Oman.

Advising an EPC contractor in relation to the Hassyan CCGT power and desalination complex in Dubai.

Advising an international contractor in respect of a desalination plant in Sharjah.

Advising an international contractor on the financing, construction, operation, and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants in Fujairah.

Representing Keppel Corporation Ltd on the bid a subsidiary to undertake a water and sewage treatment project in Abu Dhabi for the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority.

Advising an international contractor in respect of a joint venture for the construction of waste and water treatment plants in Saudi Arabia.

Advising a major Saudi entity in respect of utilities outsourcing including waste, power and water.

Representing Petroquímica de Venezuela, S.A. (Pequiven) in a PPP project for the development of an industrial water facility in Venezuela.

Advising PSE&G on permit renewals and an EPA rulemaking concerning thermal discharges and cooling water intake structures at a New Jersey nuclear facility.

Advising Veolia on its £2bn acquisition and sell down of First Aqua and the £3bn corporate securitization of Southern Water.

Advising the Asian Development Bank on the development of five water/wastewater projects in the state of Gujarat, India procured through PPP.

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