ELP provides integrated legal solutions covering all areas of an infrastructure project. We bring together legal professionals with varied experience and top of the line skill sets impacting all aspects of an infrastructure project, from its inception, continuing through award of the project or formation of a joint venture, financial close, design, investment, construction, operation and management.

To ensure that our clients' projects are cost effective, we assist clients through our multidisciplinary approach and our commercial understanding at every stage in the lifecycle of a project. We assist clients in managing risk through our strong understanding of regulatory issues and by bringing to the table our expertise in undertaking due diligence exercises, drafting and negotiating concession, design consultancy, construction, civil engineering, equipment supply and O&M contracts. We help sponsors and lenders allocate and minimize risks of delivery and performance. We also advise project companies, sponsors, strategic investors and funds regarding equity dilution, investments in equity and debt securities and public offerings.

We advise clients from both the public and private sectors, including: sponsors/project vehicles sponsors; governments and regional authorities; third-party equity investors; vendors; construction contractors; and building and facilities management sub-contractors. We advise clients across sectors including Construction and Real Estate Projects; Special Economic Zones; Transportation including Ports, Roads, Airports and Metros; Energy; Telecom; Leisure and Hospitality; and Water and Sanitation.

We bring to the table cross-practice experience to provide our clients with comprehensive advice. The Real Estate; Corporate Commercial; Tax; Hospitality and Dispute Resolution practices at ELP have a bearing on the advice provided by us in connection with infrastructure projects.


  • Due Diligence reviews, covering transactional, financial, environmental, tax and compliance related issues;
  • Tax efficient structures to identify tax exposures and optimal tax structuring;
  • Transactional documentation. Our experience is varied and includes the drafting and reviewing of:
    • Invitations for tenders and bidding documents
    • Concession Agreements, Implementation Agreements and State Support Agreements;
    • Power Purchase Agreements / Power Conversion Agreements, Fuel supply;
    • Financing Documentation including Facility Agreements and Security and Contractual Comfort Agreements;
    • Joint Venture, Share Subscription and Shareholders Agreements and Business Transfer Agreements;
    • Verification of title to underlying property, sale deeds, lease deeds and development agreements and other conveyance deeds in relation to acquisition of rights, interest or title in the underlying property;
    • Engineering, Procurement and Construction contracts;
    • Service Agreements and Consultancy Arrangements;
    • Operation and Maintenance Contracts.
  • Risk strategy advice and all aspects of risk allocation and management and the unique features of risk allocation and management structures in both privately financed and state funded infrastructure transactions.
  • Negotiation of documents on behalf of our clients;
  • Resolution of disputes and litigation flowing from the projects; and
  • Compliance with all applicable laws such as project specific regulations, investment laws, company law, indirect taxes, developmental regulations, environmental regulations, labour, corporate, exchange control and other commercial laws.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016

Well-reputed team with a focus on ports, roads and township construction as well as major energy projects and related financings. Engaged by both private and public sector clients and adept at PPPs.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015

"We have received good-quality and well-researched documents, which look at various angles and show the expertise we employed them for. It stands us in good stead when we take it further."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013

Clients praise this firm for its lawyers' sector knowledge and the promptness of their responses.


Top Tier for Projects & Energy in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2013 to 2016

Band 2 for Project, Energy and Infrastructure in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific 2010 to 2016

Tier 2 for Energy and Infrastructure in IFLR1000 Energy & Infrastructure Guide 2015 & 2016

Highly Recommended for Energy & Natural Resources by Asialaw Profiles 2014 to 2016

Experts from the team have been recognised for their expertise in Construction by Who's Who Legal

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