For more than 30 years, Chadbourne’s project finance practice has responded to changes in the global infrastructure market that have required the expertise of integrated teams of lawyers who are specialists in various areas. Chadbourne’s project finance workout and restructuring practice, comprising specialists with many years of workout and restructuring experience from our internationally prominent project finance practice, top-tier bankruptcy and financial restructuring practice, and high-profile litigation practice, continues that tradition by addressing the needs of our clients involved in troubled projects and transactions in the domestic and international markets in the project finance, energy and infrastructure arenas. This team understands the intricacies of project finance, is knowledge about the energy and infrastructure sectors and has the expertise, practical knowledge and experience to unravel the complexities of troubled projects and transactions , as well as to solve problems.
Our clients include financial institutions, multilateral and bilateral agencies, insurance companies, developers, sponsors and creditors’ committees. Our approach is to field a multidisciplinary team of lawyers who bring different perspectives to a transaction to arrive at the optimal solution. Our lawyers analyze the pros and cons of the options available and advise our clients of the risks and rewards of each approach. We then execute the desires course of action, whether a negotiated restructuring, sale, bankruptcy, foreclosure, litigation or arbitration.
Potentially successful projects or transactions are often combined with adverse, unforeseen events. We have faced many of these situations, including dealing with large cross-border problems; problems that have arisen during the development, construction and/or operating phase of various projects; problems involving construction contractors; and problems arising from the failure of a specific transactions’ economics or general collapse in a particular sector of the economy.
Douglas Fried's practice focuses on the representation of sponsors, equity investors and lenders in connection with transportation, infrastructure and energy projects. He has been involved in projects in the United States, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. His practice includes the...