Global Project Finance > Overview

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is one of the world’s leading law firms in the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects. The lawyers in our global project finance practice—more than 50 working in eight offices worldwide—work with project sponsors and developers, commercial and investment banks and other financial institutions, investors, manufacturers, technology companies, contractors, tribal governments, sovereign nations and other participants in the sector. Our depth in the energy sector includes traditional energy projects—including natural gas, coal, nuclear and other fuels—and renewable energy projects, such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, landfill gas, biomass and biofuel. We also handle a wide variety of infrastructure projects, including industrial facilities, sports stadiums, roadways, ports and similar projects. We help our clients develop, finance, construct, operate, and buy and sell energy and infrastructure projects and companies throughout the world.

Our lawyers counsel our clients with regard to every aspect of the development and financing of a major project, including—

  • development, bridge, construction and term debt financing
  • equity financing, including tax equity financing
  • joint ventures and other development agreements
  • tax
  • policy and lobbying
  • real estate 
  • federal and state environmental, land use and permitting considerations
  • equipment supply and construction services
  • power sales
  • transmission and interconnection
  • operation and maintenance
  • federal and state energy regulation
  • dispute resolution.

Our global project finance team includes the former president and current board member of the American Wind Energy Association, an industry-leading renewable energy tax advisor and two of the top 25 clean tech lawyers in California, as named by Daily Journal. Akin Gump is consistently honored with recognition by Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America and Chambers USA in the categories of Projects and Renewables & Alternative Energy for our work in the United States and Latin America.