This seminar provides an introduction to the basic concepts of project finance, the legal problems that typically arise at various stages of an international project financing and the techniques that are used to resolve these problems. Topics considered may include: risk identification and mitigation; structure of the project entity and relations among the shareholders or partners; concessions for BOT and similar transactions; arranging and documenting financing from commercial banks, the capital markets and public international lending institutions; inter-creditor issues; security over project assets; design and negotiation of key project documents; environmental and human rights issues; dispute resolution arrangements; and project workouts and restructuring. Some knowledge of cross-border investment or financial transactions would be useful but is not essential.
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