DLA Piper Global Law Firm
Agility Trains, a joint venture between Hitachi and John Laing, in connection with the largest project financing in the UK in 2012, the financing (in excess of £2 billion) of the West Coast Main Line PPP project. This project involved the manufacture, delivery and maintenance of trains, financed from a combination of a direct term loan facility from JBIC, a term loan facility from commercial banks covered by NEXI credit insurance, an uncovered term loan facility from commercial banks and a term loan facility from EIB.
The lenders, including SEK (guaranteed by EKN), PROPARCO and a number of local DFIs (including DBSA and EDC) in respect of the financing of Tigo, a mobile telecoms operator in Tanzania.
The lenders in connection with the MIGA-backed project financing of a US$ 120 million water desalination plant project in Ghana which was developed by Befesa Ghana (a joint venture between Abengoa Water and Sojitz).
An international sponsor on its USD 800 million financing of a 300 MW coal-fired power project in Zambia, including the negotiation of all project and finance documents, with the project financing using DFI and Sinosure-covered tranches (which would be the first Sinosure covered project financing in Africa).
The arranging banks to Hochtief Airport Consortium in relation to its acquisition of Budapest Airport.