Morrison & Foerster’s Project Finance attorneys assist clients in all aspects of the development, construction, financing, restructuring, and purchase and sale of infrastructure projects around the world. We also provide political risk insurance counseling where our expertise lies in policy drafting and analysis of loan documents and transactional documents for insured projects. Our leading international arbitration and dispute resolution attorneys regularly assist our clients in resolving disputes concerning project-financed assets.
We work on a broad range of infrastructure projects, including gas-fired power projects in Mexico, Turkey, and the Philippines; solar projects in California; nuclear projects in Texas; coal-fired projects in Indonesia; airports in the Bahamas; hotels in Afghanistan; LNG projects in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Mexico; high speed rail in Taiwan; and mining projects in the Andes. We have developed particular expertise in conventional energy and renewable energy.
We represent a range of clients, including export credit agencies, project sponsors, commercial lenders, multilateral agencies, offtakers, contractors, and suppliers. We also advise developers and financial investors in connection with the sale and acquisition of infrastructure assets. Our agency clients benefit from our familiarity with U.S. government and multilateral policies and practices.
We offer our Japanese clients informed, timely, and comprehensive advice that anticipates and addresses their questions, as well as on-the-ground execution capabilities.
Chambers USA Nationwide: Climate Change (2011 – 2015) Nationwide: Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy (2011 – 2015) California: Environment (2009 – 2015) California: Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (2009 – 2014)
Chambers Global Global: Projects & Energy (2012 – 2015) Japan: Projects & Energy (2013 – 2015) Asia-Pacific: Energy & Natural Resources (2013 – 2015) Canada: Energy Power (Transactional) (2015) China: Energy & Natural Resources (2013 – 2014)
Chambers Asia Japan: Projects & Energy: International (2011 – 2015)
Law360 Project Finance Group of the Year (2012 – 2013)
Legal 500 Latin America Latin America: International Firms: Projects & Energy (2015)
Legal 500 US Energy – Litigation (2009 – 2015) Energy – Renewable/Alternative (2012 – 2015) Energy – Regulatory (2014 – 2015) Environment – Litigation (2009 – 2015) Environment – Transactional & Regulatory (2011 – 2015) Project Finance (2011 – 2015) Land Use/Zoning (2009 – 2015)
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific China: Projects & Energy: International Firms & Joint Ventures (2011 – 2015) Japan: Constructions, Projects & Energy: Foreign Firms (2009 – 2015)
Legal Media Group Morrison & Foerster LLP named one of the Top 10 Clean Technology Firms - CleanTech & Renewable Energy 2015
IFLR1000 USA: Project Finance (2011 – 2015) China: Energy & Infrastructure: Foreign Firms (2015) Japan: Project Finance: Foreign Firms (2010 – 2015) Japan: Energy & Infrastructure: Foreign Firms (2015) Singapore: Energy & Infrastructure (2015)
U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2015 (Tier 1 Rankings) National: Energy Law National: Environmental Litigation National: Natural Resources Law National: Oil & Gas Law National: Project Finance Law National: Regulatory Energy Enforcement Litigation
Here is what they say about us:
“We look to them to bring depth and knowledge for some very complicated regulatory requirements.” (Chambers USA 2015)
“They’re excellent: high integrity and smart problem solvers.” (Chambers Global 2015)
“A long-standing name in project finance.” (Chambers Asia 2013)
“Morrison & Foerster LLP’s environmental litigators show ‘great strategic capabilities’.” (Legal 500 US 2015)
“Morrison & Foerster LLP is noted for its ‘good response times’ and ‘client-oriented service’ on the energy litigation side, providing a seamless service for energy clients facing litigation, arbitration, enforcement actions and regulatory proceedings.” (Legal 500 US 2014)
“Morrison & Foerster LLP’s energy team…‘performs excellently.’” (Legal 500 US)
Puerto Rico Airport Privatization Named Deal of the Year by Project Finance Magazine.
"They are making a name for themselves in renewables." (Chambers USA 2012)
"…very strong industry knowledge…integrates well with clients…" (Legal 500 US 2012)
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