Projects and Infrastructure



Gibson Dunn maintains a leading Infrastructure Practice Group, with experience across multiple jurisdictions and an in-depth knowledge of the industrial, commercial, financial, risk management and political issues that are inherent in the procurement, development, financing, construction, operation, acquisition and disposition of major domestic and international projects and infrastructure facilities.  The group has been widely recognized among the top project finance and public-private partnership (PPP) practices worldwide, and has particular experience in acquisitions and dispositions of projects and infrastructure assets, in addition to procurement, development and financing of the same.

Our team has extensive experience in the procurement, development, financing, acquisition and disposition of major infrastructure projects, including:

  • Toll roads
  • Bridges
  • Airports
  • Ports
  • Rail
  • Campus utility systems
  • Social infrastructure
  • Digital infrastructure (including towers, fiber and data centers)
  • Waste
  • Water
  • Casinos and gaming facilities
  • Stadiums
  • Parking facilities
  • Power transmission and generation
  • Biomass, biogas, hydrogen, renewable energy sources

We represent sponsors and developers, contractors, commercial and investment banks, funds and other institutional investors in connection with all aspects of project procurement, development and financing, and acquisition and dispositions of a variety of infrastructure assets, including:

  • Bid preparation and qualification, including negotiations with public authorities and contractors
  • Contract negotiation and drafting, including concession agreements, leases, construction contracts, operations and maintenance agreements, feedstock supply, transmission and interface agreements
  • Financing arrangements, including capital markets issuances, credit facilities and related political risk insurance
  • Construction and operation-related issues
  • Claims preparation and negotiation
  • Dispute resolution, arbitration and litigation
  • Joint ventures and equity funding arrangements
  • Auctions, bids and other transactions for the acquisition or disposition of project and infrastructure assets and companies in the infrastructure sector

The Infrastructure Practice Group is integrated with the firm’s Global Finance, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice Groups, representing leading domestic and foreign financial institutions and borrowers/issuers in all types of debt financing and equity transactions, including taxable and tax-exempt debt issuances, private placements, Rule 144A offerings, equity placements, leveraged financing and nonrecourse term debt, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, proxy contests and joint ventures. The group also draws on the skills and proficiency of Gibson Dunn’s other first-tier practices, including the Energy, Power and Renewables, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Land Use and Development, Business Restructuring and Reorganization, Tax, Latin America, Litigation and International Arbitration Practices.  Our firm also has extensive experience in U.S. federal and state regulatory matters of all types pertinent to project and infrastructure assets.  Notably, the definition of “infrastructure” has broadened in the last decade and our teams have kept abreast of such trend and are best positioned to tackle the challenges that our clients face and leverage the opportunities that arise from such developments in the infrastructure sector globally and its new regulatory framework.

Our lawyers routinely advise on the negotiation and drafting of all types of projects and infrastructure transaction documents, including those relating to:

  • Project procurement
  • Project development
  • Construction
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Interface arrangements
  • Joint ventures and consortium matters
  • Equity financings, including public offerings
  • Debt financing of all types, including private activity bonds, private placements and credit facilities from commercial banks, funds, export credit agencies, multilateral agencies and governmental agencies (including USDOT TIFIA loan financings WIFIA financings)
  • Equipment leases and financings
  • Disposition and acquisition of infrastructure assets
  • Concessions and governmental matters
  • Rolling stock and other equipment supply
  • Container stevedoring, terminal management and operations
  • Tolling services
  • Bankruptcy and restructuring transactions
  • Energy transition
  • Environmental, social and governance standards

Our Infrastructure Practice Group has represented the acquirers, sellers, borrowers and issuers in connection with many of the most high-profile project development, financing and acquisition transactions, including multiple “Deal of the Year” project financing, acquisition and capital markets transactions. The group has core team members located in the United States, Europe, and Asia, with substantial experience throughout the world, and it takes pride in Gibson Dunn’s seamless integration with and coordination across all relevant geographical and practice group areas.


Gibson Dunn Ranked in Legal 500 EMEA 2024

-March 27, 2024

IJGlobal Names Four Gibson Dunn Transactions Among its 2023 Deals of the Year

-March 18, 2024

PFI Names Gigapower, a Joint Venture between AT&T and BlackRock, as 2023 Americas Digital Deal of the Year

-January 11, 2024

Gibson Dunn advises the lenders on the financing aspects of the €2.6 billion Asterion Industrial Partners Acquisition of STEAG

-August 29, 2023

EMIR 3 – European Parliament’s Proposed Amendments

-July 25, 2023

Gibson Dunn Hires Nine-Lawyer Projects and Infrastructure Team in Paris

-July 17, 2023

Gibson Dunn Continues Global Projects and Infrastructure Team Expansion with Hire of Ben Shorten and Trinh Chubbock

-July 3, 2023

Gibson Dunn Earns 108 Top-Tier Rankings in Chambers USA 2023

-June 1, 2023

Who’s Who Legal 2023 Recognizes Gibson Dunn Partners in Project Finance

-May 31, 2023

Federal Infrastructure Permitting Reform Update – Senate Environment and Public Works Committee: “We Need to Finish the Job” on Infrastructure

-May 19, 2023

IRS and Treasury Issue Notice 2023-38 Providing Initial Guidance on “Domestic Content” for ITC- and PTC-eligible Projects

-May 17, 2023

Federal Infrastructure Permitting Reform Update: Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Members Bullish on Reform

-May 12, 2023

IRS and Treasury Release Update to Notice 2023-29 on “Energy Community” Bonus for ITC- and PTC-eligible Projects

-April 12, 2023

IJGlobal Names Four Gibson Dunn Transactions Among its 2022 Deals of the Year

-March 16, 2023 International Names Alice Brogi Among 2023 Female Rising Stars

-March 9, 2023

Infrastructure Investor Names Gibson Dunn’s JFK New Terminal One Transaction a Deal of the Year

-March 1, 2023

Alice Brogi Named to The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2023

-January 23, 2023

Who’s Who Thought Leaders – Global Elite 2023 Recognizes Eleven Gibson Dunn Partners

-January 4, 2023

Project Finance International Names Gibson Dunn’s JFK New Terminal One Transaction a Deal of the Year

-December 19, 2022

Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2023 Chambers Asia-Pacific

-December 15, 2022

Best Lawyers in Brazil 2023 Recognizes Two Gibson Dunn Attorneys

-December 8, 2022 International Names Alice Brogi Among its 2022 Private Equity Rising Stars

-October 25, 2022

Euromoney’s Rising Star Awards 2022 Recognizes 16 Gibson Dunn Partners

-October 12, 2022

Thirty-Nine Gibson Dunn Partners Recognized in Banking, Finance and Transactional Expert Guide 2022

-October 6, 2022

Federico Fruhbeck Named to The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2022

-January 18, 2022

Gibson Dunn Ranked in 2022 Chambers Asia Pacific

-December 16, 2021

Gibson Dunn Promotes 27 Lawyers to Partnership

-November 4, 2021

Legal Week Names Federico Fruhbeck Among its 2021 Private Equity Rising Stars

-October 20, 2021

Seventeen Gibson Dunn Partners Recognized in Expert Guides’ Women in Business Law

-October 7, 2021

Who’s Who Legal 2021 Recognizes Gibson Dunn Partners in Project Finance

-August 4, 2021

Who’s Who Legal 2020 Project Finance Recognizes Five Gibson Dunn Partners

-July 14, 2020