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Projects & Infrastructure

A Holistic Approach To A Complex Enterprise

Development isn’t linear or predictable. What differentiates a financeable project? Ensuring that the tools and teams are in place – and having the capacity to handle the details and detours – while managing the big picture down to the smallest detail. We take a pragmatic, disciplined approach.

Our Projects & Infrastructure team has decades of experience navigating the complexities of projects across the globe. We help clients accelerate the development of new energy and sustainable infrastructure projects as well as advance innovative business models in the industry.

Integrated Practices:

Energy & Sustainability Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)

View the latest edition of International Project Finance Fundamentals, authored by Ayaz Shaikh, in collaboration with Audrey Louison.

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Our Experience

Case Study
Mintz advises Cambrian Innovation on venture capital funding, general corporate matters, project finance, employment matters, and more — leveraging exceptional industry insight, start-up experience, and innovative thinking.
25+

Years of experience in energy project finance worldwide

1st

Dedicated Clean Energy and Sustainability practice, which remains the leading law firm in the sector

Case Study
Mintz represented Vermont Transco LLC, and its manager the Vermont Electric Power Company (together, VELCO) in a joint venture with IBM to create analytics start-up Utopus Insights. Within a year, wind turbine manufacturer Vestas acquired Utopus for $100 million.

Our Approach

We invest in understanding your project and your company. We dive deep into the markets, the technology, the risks, and the stakeholders to position you to achieve your goals. We will also help you organize, manage, and drive the process to stay on schedule and within budget. Throughout, we prioritize and monitor each step – to maximize our team’s efficiency, to provide added value, and to focus on the issues that matter.

Our advantage is bringing experience in project development, complex financings, and emerging energy technologies. Uniquely positioned to bring pioneering projects to market, we are recognized for our innovation and sophistication.

Leveraging our experience, we work with clients from project concept, through structuring, development and financing to:

  • Accurately evaluate the soundness and viability of projects
  • Identify, quantify and appropriately allocate project risks among stakeholders to incentivize cooperation and optimize outcomes among stakeholders
  • Weave together the technical, commercial, contractual, regulatory, tax, permitting and legal elements necessary for project fruition
  • Navigate both anticipated and unforeseen hurdles to achieve a successful financial closing
​Diverse Constituents
  • Sponsors
  • Developers
  • Owners
  • Lenders
  • Multi-laterals
  • Government ministries
  • Strategic Investors
  • Energy and infrastructure Funds
  • Other private equity investors
  • Hedge providers
  • Service providers
  • Retail Electricity Suppliers
  • EPC Contractors, Off-takers, and End-users
  • Trading Companies
  • Other project participants
Breadth Across Project Sectors
  • Solar
  • Wind (Offshore/Onshore)
  • Energy Storage (fuel cells/batteries)
  • EV Infrastructure
  • Waste-to-energy/Waste Diversion
  • Renewable Natural Gas
  • Geothermal
  • Hydro
  • Energy-as-a-service
  • Nuclear
  • Water and Water Treatment
  • Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • Aluminum Smelters and Coke Batteries
  • Mining and Minerals
  • Upstream and Midstream
  • Conventional Power
  • Refineries and Petrochemicals
  • Offshore Platforms
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Steel and other industrial facilities
  • Railroads
  • Ports and Airports
  • Roads, Tunnels and Bridges
  • Telecom & Satellites
Soup to Nuts Representation
  • Bid Submission & Support
  • Early Stage Development
  • Ownership, Consortia & JV Arrangements
  • Concession & Other Host Country Agreements 
  • Acquisition Agreements
  • Full Range of Project Contracts
  • Project Construction and Operations 
  • CFIUS & FCPA 
  • Marketing and Hedging Arrangements
  • Debt Financing of All Types
  • Tax Equity Financing 
  • Project M&A (Single Asset and Portfolios)
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Regulatory and Permitting
  • Environmental 
  • Tax
  • Restructurings & Bankruptcies
  • Disputes, Arbitration and Litigation
Goal

Our goal is to ensure that the energy projects our clients develop, construct, buy, and sell are viable and financeable, and that they are transacted smoothly and efficiently. Good process drives success, and our track record speaks for itself.

Unique Specialization

Our Projects & Infrastructure  practice weaves together two other practices critical to the growth of cutting-edge energy and infrastructure.

  • Our Energy & Sustainability Practice: Built for this Moment. At the frontlines of the energy and sustainability revolution since the start, our team was built for this moment - to advance innovation, transform infrastructure, and scale solutions integral to business success and a thriving planet.
  • Our Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Practice: Our unique interdisciplinary team includes Projects, Public Finance, Real Estate and Public Policy professionals – all of the key components required for an integrated P3 practice ideally positioned to address the growing focus on U.S. infrastructure.

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Led by Audrey Louison and Ayaz Shaikh, our nimble, passionate team is committed to providing outstanding legal support on schedule within budget.