Brian C Kelsall of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin takes a closer look at the Canadian project finance market. "Although Canada has been affected by some of the market turmoil that has spread across Europe and the United States, its strong economic performance, conservative banking system and careful deficit control has allowed Canada to continue to remain a very bright light in the projects and PPP market worldwide."
Who's Who Legal has brought together Phillip Fletcher and Alexander Borisoff of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, Caio Queiroz of Felsberg Pedretti e Mannrich Advogados e Consultores Legais, Rogelio López-Velarde of López Velarde Heftye y Soria and Filipe Lowndes Marques of Morais Leitão Galvão Teles Soares da Silva & Associados to discuss the key issues facing project finance lawyers today.
Julian Jackson of Norton Rose Fulbright takes an in-depth look at current and future financing trends in Africa. "The story of African IPPs is one of slow progress and some false starts: the aggregate installed capacity in Africa resulting from IPPs remains small and comparatively few IPPs have been financed on a project finance basis."
Uwe M Erling of Noerr, Douglas Glass of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Angus Jones of Allen & Overy, Mathew Kidwell of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Paul Murphy of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy and Craig Spurn of McCarthy Tetrault discuss the volume of transactional work, regulatory developments, the impact of major energy disasters and changes to the legal market in their jurisdictions.
Who’s Who Legal speaks to Samuel Chrysostomo, in-house counsel, and Laura Susi-Gamba, vice president, legal, about their respective legal roles within Wärtsilä’s power plants division. "What we value in external counsel is industry experience and the ability to provide pragmatic, business and solutions-oriented legal advice without compromising the high-quality level of the advice."
Thomas Starlinger and Tamara Karlovsky of Fiebinger Polak Leon Attorneys-at-Law take an in-depth look at changes in the European gas market. "While prices on gas hubs responded quickly to the economic crisis, oil-indexed contracts use an average oil price over a three to nine-month-response period, leading to an even higher divergence in prices."
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