Practice Areas & Industries: Mayer Brown LLP


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Practice/Industry Group Overview

Mayer Brown has one of the strongest combined domestic and cross-border infrastructure practice groups, with attorneys in the Americas, Europe and Asia who advise on the full range of infrastructure transactions.

We help clients with:

  • Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships–projects involving public and private entities related to the design, construction, financing, operation and/or maintenance of existing or new infrastructure assets
  • Infrastructure Financing/Projects–financing and development of new infrastructure projects
  • Infrastructure Funds–formation of the infrastructure funds that invest in these assets and most any other infrastructure-related activity

Our multidisciplinary approach brings together teams of lawyers in such areas as finance and securitization, government regulatory, corporate and securities, real estate, tax, private equity and infrastructure funds to serve the range of client needs in this area. Our functionality and flexibility allows us to mobilize an experienced and integrated team anywhere in the world.

We advise clients on infrastructure projects across all major sectors globally, including:

  • Airports
  • Energy Infrastructure
  • Industrial Infrastructure
  • Lotteries
  • Mass Transit
  • Parking
  • Ports/Terminals
  • Rail
  • Roads/Bridges
  • Social Infrastructure
  • Water

Additionally, our practice covers each type of role in a transaction–from representation of public sector entities and sponsors to lenders and underwriters.


Experienced on Complex First-of-Their-Kind Infrastructure Transactions:

We have been involved as counsel for transaction participants in nearly all of the major infrastructure transactions. Our global track record also includes some of the largest and most important infrastructure projects including:

  • The first existing US toll road concessions–Chicago Skyway and Indiana Toll Road
  • The first availability payment transaction for a mass transit project–Denver FasTracks
  • The first proposed major US airport concession–Chicago Midway
  • The first proposed long-term PPP related to the operations of an entire US port–Port of Virginia
  • The $5.2 billion expansion of the Panama Canal
  • The first PPP project in Brazil financed in the international markets–São Paulo Metro Line IV
  • The first water infrastructure project in Peru–Huascacocha Water Infrastructure
  • The largest long-term transport deal in Latin America–São Paulo Rodoanel
  • The award-winning Suzhou Industrial Park water project in China
  • The sale of interest in the UK National Lottery

Group Presentations
  Infrastructure Roundtable: What the 2012 Election Means for Infrastructure, John R. Schmidt , George K. Miller , David Narefsky and Joseph Seliga, Speakers, November 8, 2012
The Latin American Project Bond Market, David S. Bakst , Christopher P.B. Erckert and George K. Miller, Speakers , September 20, 2012
Construction Law & Strategies 2012, Jonathan Hosie, Speaker, June 20, 2012
Current Developments in US and Brazilian Infrastructure, John R. Schmidt , George K. Miller , David Narefsky , Eduardo Lima and Joseph Seliga, Speakers , May 2, 2012