Project Finance


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Project Finance

VdA has a long history in project finance, deeply rooted in the early days of hallmark projects

We have a unique understanding of the project finance structuring. The traditionally strong banking practice of the firm provides a solid basis for the deep understanding of the nuances of limited recourse funding, whilst our expertise in administrative law in the various jurisdictions in which we operate is particularly impactful in project development and procurement. Our breadth and in-depth experience across all major industries - from power generation to oil&gas, from road and rail infrastructure, water and waste treatment to telecommunications – has made VdA to become a reference firm within the international projects market, with a broad international reach across lusophone and francophone Africa, or in East-Timor with VdA Legal Partners.

For decades, our team has advising on high-profile PPP and PFI projects in Portugal. Over the last ten years we have accumulated an extensive expertise in African project work, including large-scale project financings and developments of major transport projects, oil and power schemes, clean energy and waste, offshore wind and other key infrastructures.

More than local law coordinators, we are one firm. In Africa and Timor-Leste, like in Portugal, we operate consistently in helping our clients achieve their most ambitious goals. We provide strategic and cultural advice beyond mere legal support. We go all the way in helping our clients meet the wide array of challenges to which high-profile projects in emerging countries are subject to.

Legal services

  • limited recourse funding
  • cash flow dedications and management control mechanisms by lenders
  • structuring of tailor-made security packages
  • direct agreements
  • public procurement matters
  • specific structure of concessions and PPP
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