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Our experienced team of United Nations and World Bank advisors are here to help.

United Nations system organizations and international NGOs procure tens of billions of dollars of goods and services from the private sector annually – creating opportunity for private sector businesses looking to diversify in new and emerging markets. However, maximizing these opportunities can be challenging – competition is fierce, bid costs are high, regulations evolve, and the terms imposed can be demanding.

From the design and implementation of transaction structures to the conceptualization of partnership/procurement/grant agreements, we help private entities partner with international development institutions such as the United Nations and the World Bank on projects impacting developing countries around the world. We also advise government and private sector clients on innovative agreement structures while mitigating risks and ensuring appropriate use of taxpayers’ funds and advise senior officials on matters where a solution-oriented approach must be coupled with the ability to protect organizational interests. We also engage with development agencies, UN system organizations, multilateral development banks, NGOs, and other international entities.

Our vast experience working on thousands of projects with Permanent Missions to the United Nations, ambassadors, ministers, and other governmental offices in almost 200 jurisdictions means we can offer unique insights into stakeholder priorities and related opportunities.

From Papua New Guinea to Argentina and everywhere in between, we have experience implementing thousands of multimillion-dollar projects in every corner of the world. And with the support of 4,000+ lawyers in key business centers and emerging markets worldwide, we have the global reach and local knowhow to support your endeavors wherever these opportunities take you.

Project finance – We supply legal services related to project financing, including contract drafting, due diligence, and advice on risk mitigation and limitation of liability.

Sustainability and compliance – We provide legal advice on sustainability and compliance with UN and World Bank environmental and social standards to ensure that projects meet these goals.

Project conceptualization – Our expertise and guidance on project conceptualization on designing transaction structures that align with your financing and investment goals.  

Contract drafting and advice – We are skillful in contract drafting and negotiating and advise on UN general terms and conditions, bid protests, developing tender proposals, and long-term agreements and contracts.

Training – We provide training on how to work with the UN, World Bank, and other multilateral organizations as well as guidance on due diligence processes carried out by multilaterals, to help you navigate the complex legal requirements associated with working with these organizations.