DLA Piper is a global law firm capable of taking care of the most important legal needs of clients wherever they do business. With offices throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, we represent more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than virtually any other law firm in the world.
Our lawyers have wide experience in arbitration, banking, competition and trade, as well as corporate crime and corporate finance. We have strong practices in employment, energy, hospitality and leisure, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and have developed key teams in pensions, private equity, real estate, tax, and technology.
GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. We provide engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients.
Established in 1928 and privately owned by our people, GHD operates across five continents – Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America – and the Pacific region. We employ more than 9000 people in 200+ offices to deliver projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics across the entire asset value chain. Driven by a culture of client service excellence, we connect the knowledge, skill and experience of our people with innovative practices, technical capabilities and robust systems to create lasting community benefits.
With a workplace rich in diversity of thought, background and experience, we have what it takes to deliver amazing outcomes for our clients.
Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate. We are guided by our workplace health, safety, quality and environmental management systems, which are certified by SGS certification services in North America and to Lloyds Register Quality Assurance to the relevant international standards (ISO and OHSAS).
In alignment with the global demands of water, energy and urbanisation, our aim is to exceed the expectations of our clients and contribute to their success.
Santander Corporate & Investment Banking (SCIB) is Santander’s global division that supports corporate and institutional clients, offering tailored services and value-added wholesale products suited to their complexity and sophistication. SCIB’s aim is to be the best bank for its clients in Latin American and Europe, with solid business hubs in the US and Asia.
Banco Santander is a leading retail and commercial bank, founded in 1857 and headquartered in Spain. It has a meaningful market share in 10 core markets in Europe and the Americas, and is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization. At the end of June 2018, Banco Santander had EUR 981 billion in customer funds (deposits and mutual funds), 140 million customers, 13,500 branches and 200,000 employees. Banco Santander made attributable profit of EUR 3,752 million in the first half of 2018, an increase of 4% compared to the same period last year
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) was established in 2001 though the merger of Sakura Bank and Sumitomo Bank, the core financial institutions of the Mitsui Group and the Sumitomo Group, respectively, each with its own long history. SMBC as a core member of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), work together with other members of the Group to offer customers highly sophisticated, comprehensive financial services globally.
The Global Listed Infrastructure Organisation (GLIO) is the representative body for the $2 trillion market capitalisation listed infrastructure asset class. GLIO raises awareness through education and promotion, targeting the global investment community.
While many large asset owners invest in infrastructure projects directly, we believe that listed infrastructure companies offer the potential to complement and enhance net total returns, and provide unparalleled diversification opportunities in a mixed or blended approach to the asset class. Asset owners will gravitate towards listed infrastructure investments, attracted by liquidity, global and sector diversification, underpinned by stable income streams.
In addition, listed infrastructure offers investors access to experienced management teams and the transparency of the public markets.