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Jones Day's Projects & Infrastructure lawyers have been involved in the development, acquisition, and financing of infrastructure assets for more than twenty years. We can advise from the initial joint venture agreement through the construction and financing of a project and have a detailed understanding of the contractual arrangements underpinning revenue generation.

Our experience spans every continent and includes private commercial projects, governmental concession-based greenfield development projects, and privatization of operational infrastructure assets through dispositions, financings, and long-term lease and concession arrangements. We advise developers and financiers on all aspects of infrastructure, including wind, solar, and thermal power generation projects, desalination plants, airport and rail facilities, and ports.

Whether our clients are developing greenfield projects, acquiring existing assets, or providing equity or debt financing for projects, our multidisciplinary attorneys provide creative and innovative solutions to extract additional value from each transaction and overcome the challenges inherent in financing large projects.

Group Presentations
Infrastructure and Oil & Gas in Brazil: Maximizing Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges, October 2, 2013
Jones Day Regional Energy Conference, Harnessing Regional Opportunity in the new Energy Economy, February 14, 2013
Past Seminar Materials
PPP in Southeast Asia and India Seminar, September 27, 2013
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California Supreme Court Recognizes Concepcion Requires Reversal of Sonic-Calabasas but Continues to Display Skepticism Toward Arbitration
Aaron L. Agenbroad,Christopher J. Lovrien,Jason C. Wright, November 15, 2013
On October 17, 2013, the California Supreme Court issued its second decision in Sonic-Calabasas v. Moreno. In Sonic I, the court ruled that an arbitration agreement's waiver of an administrative hearing on wage claims was void and unenforceable. In Sonic II, the court reversed its prior decision,...

BIT Protection of Foreign Investments in Times of Volatile Currency, Slow Growth, and Political Uncertainty in India
Geoffrey S. Stewart,Sylvia Tonova,Baiju S. Vasani, October 11, 2013
A depreciating rupee, slowing growth, and high inflation are some of the many risks confronting foreign investors in India. With elections due to take place in less a year, political uncertainty is also likely to afflict the country, which is home to 1.3 billion of the world's population. After the...

American Arbitration Association Issues Revisions to Commercial Arbitration Rules
Peter J. Biersteker,Christopher J. Lovrien,David Perez, September 27, 2013
On September 9, the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") issued revisions to the AAA's Commercial Arbitration Rules, which (unless otherwise agreed to by the parties) will apply to any AAA-administered arbitration that is filed on or after October 1. Several of these amendments are...

Brazil's Clean Company Law: New Risks for Companies Doing Business in Brazil
, August 13, 2013
In early July, as millions of Brazilians flooded the streets to protest against government corruption and waste, Brazil took the final steps to enact a landmark anticorruption law. On August 1, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed Law No. 12.846, also known as the Clean Company Law (the...

Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Lease Act Enhances Royalty Transparency and Authorizes Limited Contiguous Lease Integration
, July 16, 2013
On July 9, Governor Tom Corbett signed Senate Bill 259 into law. This legislation, which takes effect 60 days after enactment, requires specific minimum information to accompany royalty payments in Pennsylvania and authorizes the operator, in limited circumstances, to integrate contiguous leases to...

Africa Bulletin
, July 02, 2013
This Africa Bulletin outlines in brief a few of the recent legislative, constitutional and commercial developments in Africa during the first half of 2013.

Delaware Update: Court of Chancery Upholds Validity of Board-Adopted Forum Selection Bylaws
, July 02, 2013
In a highly anticipated decision, the Delaware Court of Chancery has upheld the validity of board-adopted forum selection bylaws. If upheld on appeal, the court's decision means that the boards of Delaware corporations can reduce the threat of multiforum litigation by amending their bylaws to...

Privacy Law Update: Notification Obligations for Data Breaches
Adam Salter, July 02, 2013
There have been significant developments in the Australia privacy landscape in the past year, with the most recent developments comprised in the Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2013 (the “Bill”) which was introduced into Federal Parliament on 29 May 2013. The purpose of the Bill...

Supreme Court Weighs In Again on Class Arbitration in Oxford Health Plans and Italian Colors
Yael D. Aufgang,Jeremy P. Cole,James R. Daly,Jeffrey A. Mandell, June 27, 2013
In the past two weeks, the Supreme Court announced two major class arbitration decisions.

California Decision Approves Shortening Statutes of Limitation and Eliminating the Discovery Rule Via Contract
Aaron R. Gruber, June 25, 2013
In Brisbane Lodging, LP v. Webcor Builders, Inc., No. A132555 BL 146042 (June 3, 2013), the California Court of Appeal (First District, Division Four) recently confirmed that parties can contractually agree to limit not only statutes of limitation, but can also agree to the date from which the...

New York Taps the Brakes on Foreign Judgment Collection
Lee A. Armstrong,William J. Hine,Sevan Ogulluk,Alan M. Rabinowitz, June 25, 2013
Four years ago, the New York Court of Appeals, in Koehler v. Bank of Bermuda, greatly broadened the judgment enforcement power of New York courts, a decision of note especially for global financial institutions with customer assets in faraway places. This split decision by the state's highest court...

Forum-Selection Clauses: Limitations on Enforceability
Aaron R. Gruber, May 24, 2013
This Commentary discusses the jurisdictional limitations of forum-selection clauses, the inconsistencies with their enforceability, and the potential for the establishment of a standardized procedure to enable companies to evaluate forum-selection clauses with more certainty going forward.

The New York State Department of Financial Services at the One-Year Mark: A New Aggressive Regulator Worth Following
Robert W. Gaffey,Harold K. Gordon,Henry Klehm,Howard F. Sidman,Jayant W. Tambe, May 15, 2013
Since the New York State Department of Financial Services ("DFS") began operations in late 2011, the agency appears to have lived up to its billing as an activist regulator of insurers and financial institutions. DFS has taken on several novel issues and will likely continue to do so....

Seventh Circuit Approves Removal to Federal Court of Asbestos Exposure Suit Against Federal Government Contractor
, May 08, 2013
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has held that removal to federal court of an asbestos suit for liabilities based on products delivered to an agency of the United States government is appropriate. Companies that contracted with the military or other government entities should be cognizant of...

Towards an Implied Duty of Good Faith under English Law
, May 07, 2013
"I respectfully suggest that the traditional English hostility towards a doctrine of good faith in the performance of contracts, to the extent it still persists, is misplaced." So said a High Court Judge, Leggatt J, in the recent case of Yam Seng Pte Limited v International Trade...

Recent Developments in Suits against Foreign Governments and Corporations Doing Business Abroad
Shay Dvoretzky,Meir Feder,Edwin L. Fountain,James E. Gauch, May 06, 2013
The United States is an attractive forum for plaintiffs to challenge the actions of foreign states, due to U.S. courts' liberal discovery rules, higher damage awards, availability of class actions, and the absence of "loser pay" rules. But foreign states are generally entitled to immunity...

Court Injunction Will Require the FDA to Accelerate the Roll-Out of FSMA Regulations
, April 29, 2013
The Food Safety Modernization Act, known as "FSMA," calls upon the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") to promulgate extensive new regulations on a broad range of subjects touching upon food safety. FSMA also contains tight deadlines within which the FDA was to propose or...