"Inframation’s US P3 Forum is by far the most relevant conference for developers, financiers and those who are active in the space and I wouldn’t miss the opportunity to interact with colleagues, exchange ideas and learn about upcoming trends."
ACS Infrastructure Canada and ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc. are the North American subsidiaries of Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras, S.A. (“Iridium”), the concession arm of Actividades de Construcciones y Servicios S.A. (“ACS Group”). The ACS Group is ranked first in ENR’s “The Top 250 International Contractors” list and has over 162,000 employees, a presence in over 50 countries and annual net sales in 2012 of €38.4 billion (approximately $50 billion). In addition, ACS Group has consistently been ranked first among the list of World Top Transportation Developers by Public Works Financing Magazine, ranking as the leading concession group in the world from 1994 through 2005 and from 2007 through 2012. ACS Group has over 40 years of experience in leading and developing concession projects around the world, and has successfully participated in over 152 public private partnerships to date. Its current infrastructure portfolio includes 28 highway projects, 5 railways and 12 public facilities, including bridges, transport hubs, airports, parking structures, social infrastructure and ports.
At a time of significant change in the legal industry, we are determined to continue leading the market as we have done throughout our 86-year history.
We will do this by ensuring we always challenge ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking to the complex legal challenges our clients face.
Over the past year we have worked with some of the world’s leading businesses on transactions that have changed their industries. These include: advising Ahold on its merger with Delhaize to create Europe’s largest listed food retailer and the fifth largest in the U.S. with 6,500 stores; working on Anheuser-Busch Inbev’s takeover of SABMiller plc – the largest commercial loan in the history of the global loan markets at USD75bn; advising on the ground-breaking Coral South Floating LNG project in Mozambique across eight A&O offices; and advising Cagamas on the largest ‘dim sum bond’ in Southeast Asia and the world’s first offshore renminbi bond issued by a mortgage company.
Building on our long heritage enables us to attract the most talented people and continue to deliver this level of innovation with and for our clients.
To support our clients’ international strategies, we have built a truly global network now spanning 44 offices in 31 countries. We have also developed strong ties with relationship law firms in over 100 countries where we do not have a presence. This network makes us one of the largest and most connected law firms in the world, with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivalled.
Global coverage in today’s market does not simply mean having offices in important cities around the world. For us, it means combining our international resources and sector expertise to work on cross-border transactions directly in the markets and regions important to our clients.
Assured Guaranty is the leading provider of municipal bond insurance and other applications of financial guaranty insurance. We guarantee scheduled principal and interest payments when due on municipal, public infrastructure and structured financings.
Helping clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy through a new type of thinking and a different mindset.
We understand that in a rapidly changing legal market, clients have new expectations, constantly evolving choices and operate in an environment of heightened reputational and commercial risk. Our strength is our ability to solve complex legal problems by collaborating across borders and practice areas, using transformative technology and dealing with people with empathy.
We are The New Lawyers.
From local communities to global markets, we are dedicated to shaping the future responsibly and helping clients thrive in a changing world.
“Bank of America Merrill Lynch” is the marketing name for the global banking and global markets businesses of Bank of America Corporation. Bank of America is a marketing name for the Retirement Services business of Bank of America Corporation. Lending, derivatives, and other commercial banking activities are performed globally by banking affiliates of Bank of America Corporation, including Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC. Securities, strategic advisory, and other investment banking activities are performed globally by investment banking affiliates of Bank of America Corporation (“Investment Banking Affiliates”), including, in the United States, BofA Securities, Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, and Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp., all of which are registered broker-dealers and Members of SIPC, and in other jurisdictions, by locally registered entities. BofA Securities, Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. are registered as futures commission merchants with the CFTC and are members of the NFA.
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Since our founding in 1913, Chapman and Cutler has focused on finance. We have represented market participants in all aspects of banking, corporate finance and securities, and public finance transactions since our inception.
Our firm consistently develops innovative and practical legal solutions for complex financial transactions. In addition to traditional financings, we are widely recognized for our experience in specific areas of finance, including leveraged leasing and other lease finance, asset securitization, and pooled investment products including defined portfolios and mutual funds. As part of our finance-oriented practice, Chapman represents creditors, indenture trustees and other financial market participants in bankruptcy proceedings, workouts and restructurings. In the area of public finance, our firm ranks among the leading law firms in the country serving as bond, underwriter's and disclosure counsel.
To complement Chapman's finance focus, we have a substantial general corporate practice involving the representation of business entities in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, employee benefits, environmental, administrative and regulatory law, and litigation. We also provide personalized estate and gift planning, traditional probate legal services and sophisticated tax planning.
We invite you to explore what makes us unique, our work with clients, our talented people, and our insight and perspective.
Cintra is the leading private-sector transportation infrastructure company in the world, with experience spanning 50 years of innovative highway development on four continents.
We provide the maximum value in each project, managing all phases of the life cycle of assets.
Today its portfolio of 24 concessions includes more than 912.2 miles of managed highways globally, representing a total global investment in roadway improvements of over €18.5 B. We currently operate in 9 countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Slovakia, Ireland, Colombia and Australia.
With US headquarters in Austin, Texas, Cintra manages over €8.2 B of infrastructure projects in the United States and more than €4.1 B of infrastructure projects in Canada.
We have a highly specialised team who develops and manages this uniquely complex and high-value asset portfolio.
Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgements with confidence.
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information, providing critical insights that inform better decision-making in financial markets. With operations in more than 30 countries, Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, an authority in credit and macro intelligence providing fixed-income products and services to the global financial community; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent source of training and professional development. Fitch Group is owned by Hearst, a leader in diversified media, information and services.
John Laing is an international originator, active investor and manager of infrastructure projects. We are focused on major transport, energy, social and environmental infrastructure projects in regions of the world where we have expertise and where there is a legal and commercial environment supportive of long term investment. We hold a portfolio of investments in projects awarded under government backed Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programmes and renewable energy projects, across a range of international markets including the Europe, Asia Pacific and North America.
We typically invest at the greenfield, pre-construction stage. We apply our management, engineering and technical expertise and invest equity and subordinated debt into special purpose companies which have rights to the underlying infrastructure asset.
We are a leading name in our core international markets and chosen sectors, with investments in more than 130 projects in the last 30 years.
At Kiewit, the projects we deliver make a difference, and we offer opportunities for you to make one, too. Our construction and engineering professionals work on some of the industry’s most complex, challenging and rewarding projects – whether it’s boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy, or building bridges that connect communities. Kiewit people tackle important projects of every size, in any market. Start your Kiewit adventure today at kiewitjobs.com. Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned organization operates through a network of subsidiaries in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation; oil, gas and chemical; power; building; water/wastewater; and mining. Kiewit had 2017 revenues of $8.7 billion and employs 22,000 staff and craft employees.
At Macquarie we uncover the opportunities others may miss. Our culture promotes innovation, balanced with robust risk management, to realise opportunity for our clients, community and shareholders.
We are a diversified financial group providing clients with asset management, banking, advisory and risk and capital solutions across debt, equity and commodities.
Headquartered in Sydney and with offices in over 25 countries, it is the breadth of our operations, combined with a strong capital position and risk management framework, that has contributed to our 49-year record of unbroken profitability.
Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets. The firm's ratings and analysis track debt covering more than 135 sovereign nations, approximately 5,000 non-financial corporate issuers, 4,000 financial institutions issuers, 18,000 public finance issuers, 11,000 structured finance transactions, and 1,000 infrastructure and project finance issuers. Moody's Investors Service is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO), which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 12,300 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 42 countries.
S&P Global Ratings is the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.
S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/ratings.
Transurban has connected communities since 1996. From Melbourne’s CityLink to Sydney’s Lane Cove Tunnel and Brisbane’s Go Between Bridge to Virginia’s 95 Express Lanes, our roads make travel safer, faster and smarter.
We deliver more than asphalt. We’re a world-leading organisation, and we go beyond traditional engineering to invent and incorporate new technologies and smarter solutions. Our roads can detect incidents on their own. They can keep drivers safe and traffic flowing 60 metres underground. They can even control lanes and set speed limits, in real-time, based on live conditions.
Our environment is always evolving. To stay ahead – to shape the future of transport before it happens – we work intelligently, sustainably and collaboratively. We deliver for our customers. And in doing so, we make our communities stronger.
Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys in key financial centers around the world. We litigate cases and close transactions by bringing an understanding of the global legal issues our clients face in transactions, disputes, and regulatory/enforcement-related matters. We strive to provide our clients with creative solutions to their business problems—on time and on budget. We serve our communities and the public interest, promote diversity within our firm and throughout the legal profession, and maintain a culture of teamwork and collegiality.
Savvy Investor is the world’s leading research platform for institutional investors and their service providers, curating investment articles and white papers daily from across the web and putting them in one place for the ease of our members.
The Savvy Investor website is made up of 50 sections, with topics including Private Equity & VC and Infrastructure Investment. The site also contains a directory of investment conferences, which you can filter to your chosen dates, locations and topics. When a new member signs up, they indicate which of the 50 investment themes they are interested in. This enables us to tailor their homepage and newsletter to ensure we direct relevant content their way. In doing this, we experience incomparably high engagement levels, with 30,000 white papers per month being downloaded by our 40,000 members.
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Dolly Mirchandani’s practice focuses on infrastructure(including public private partnerships and energy) projects, reflecting 20years of experience working on some of the most significant deals in thesector. Mirchandani represents sponsors, infrastructure funds, commercialbanks, institutional lenders, contractors, secondary market investors andgovernments in the tender and acquisition of greenfield and brownfieldinfrastructure projects. Mirchandani’s breadth of practice allows her toanticipate concerns, propose solutions and promote agreement. Mirchandani hasplayed a leading role in the introduction of private investment and finance inthe infrastructure sector in North America, having advised on multiple,award-winning transactions, including ones that were first-of-their-kind.
Industrypress consistently recognizes Mirchandani as a leading lawyer for PPPs andother infrastructure projects. Mirchandani is highly ranked in Chambers USA andLegal 500 and was recognized in 2013 as one of Law360's "RisingStars" list of top project finance partners under 40.
Douglas Fried is Norton Rose Fulbright's US Head of Infrastructure, Mining and Commodities. Fried’s practice focuses on the representation of sponsors, equity investors and lenders in connection with transportation, infrastructure and energy projects.
Fried has been involved in projects in the United States, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Fried’s practice includes the representation of such entities in connection with the development and financing of new projects, public-private partnerships, the privatization of existing assets, the workout and restructuring of troubled projects, companies and transactions, and sales and acquisitions.
Duane Callender manages the Credit Programs Office within the Build America Bureau which houses the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) credit program and the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) credit program. Callender directs a staff responsible for all aspects of underwriting, portfolio monitoring and risk management. Callender oversees a portfolio that encompasses over USD 28bn in Federal credit assistance to intermodal, highway, transit and rail projects totaling more than USD 92bn of infrastructure investment in the U.S. Prior to his current position he held positions in DOT’s Office of Budget and Programs; where he was responsible for oversight of the Maritime Administration budget; in DOT’s Inspector General’s Office and the Budget Office of the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department.
Frank joined GDC in August 2017 as Interim Finance Director and became Interim Executive Director in February 2019. GDC was established in 2016 to oversee and deliver the Gateway Program, with support from its partners, Amtrak, NJ Transit,the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the states of New Jersey and New York.
Prior to GDC, Frank was with Société Générale for 23 years, and for the last several years was the head of Société Générale’s infrastructure financing team for the Americas.
Frank has been at the forefront of the development of the public private partnership(PPP) market in North America, having structured financing on several landmark infrastructure projects including airports, water, roads, and transit. In the New York area, Frank worked on the P3 structure for La Guardia Airport Termina lB.
He has been involved in numerous PPP transactions in the US market, either as an advisor to bidders or as a lender, and has advised on financing involving banks, private activity bonds, and taxable bonds. Frank’s formal qualifications include both commerce and law degrees from the University of Melbourne.
Jennifer Aument is President for North America of the international infrastructure developer Transurban and a member of the company’s executive committee. Aument has led the use of public-private partnerships for infrastructure funding in North America, pioneering a number of innovative financing and technology strategies in the development of major transportation projects, including the advancement of more than $4 billion in transportation improvements in Virginia on the 495, 95 and 395 Express Lanes. Prior to joining Transurban, she worked for Bechtel Infrastructure to develop the Washington Metrorail Silver Line. She has also served as a commissioner under three governors for the Virginia Port Authority, which oversees one of the largest shipping enterprises in the United States.
John Hibbard is the Operations Division Director for Georgia DOT. Hibbard’s responsibilities include the oversight and direction of the State Maintenance Office, the State Utilities Office, the Office of Traffic Operations, and the Office of Transportation Data. Hibbard’s 30-year career includes stops at PBS&J/Atkins, TransCore, Cobb DOT, and started with Kimley-Horn in Dallas in the mid-1980’s.
Kent Rowey is a partner in the Projects, Energy & Infrastructure practice and is based in New York. Rowey represents investors, credit providers, contractors, public sector entities and other participants in infrastructure transactions across all asset classes. His global experience is unique among infrastructure lawyers. Rowey has been involved in major infrastructure financings in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including many first-of-their-kind transactions. He has played a leading role in the development of private finance in the transportation infrastructure sector in North America, having successfully closed many transactions now considered templates for infrastructure finance. He has been involved in the financial closing of more than 100 infrastructure and natural resources transactions worldwide.
Lorne Potash is a Managing Director at Assured Guaranty based in New York where he is responsible for its Project Finance/Infrastructure business across the Americas. With wide ranging experience, his transactions involve U.S. transportation and social infrastructure projects including insuring USD 412m of bonds for the LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment Project in 2016. Potash joined Assured Guaranty in 2006. Prior to joining Assured Guaranty Potash was with Ambac, Andersen Corporate Finance and Arthur Andersen in various capacities.
Potash has been involved in the financial markets for over 25 years. Potash is a CFA charter holder, Certified Public Accountant and member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and Municipal Analysts Group of New York.
Michael Pikiel represents sponsors, developers, investors,lenders, and underwriters in a wide range of projects and complex finance transactions, including project financings and acquisition financings. He also has significant experience with public-private partnerships (PPP).
Pikiel was selected as a David Rockefeller Fellow for the Class of 2015-2016 by the Partnership for New York City, an organization comprised of New York City’s chief executives from the city’s largest private sector employers that is focused on business and corporate civic engagement and leadership.
Pikiel is a member of the US Branch Council of the International Project Finance Association (IPFA).
Shawn Wilson was appointed Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) by Governor John Bel Edwards on January 11, 2016 after more than 10 years of executive service at DOTD.
Since his appointment, Wilson has been a tireless advocate for new revenue, maximizing Federal dollars available to Louisiana, advancing a balanced and comprehensive transportation policy for Louisiana, and ensuring the Department is more collaborative in its work at every level.
Under his leadership, DOTD was successful at securing and obligating nearly USD 150m additional Federal dollars for I-10 widening from I-49 to New Orleans, for the Baton Rouge I-10 bottleneck, and for the shortest Design Build procurement in the state’s history is underway to widen I-10 from Highland Road to LA 73. In addition, under his leadership, DOTD has been able to assist communities with alternative fueled transit assets, focus efforts on advancing passenger rail, and helping launch bike share in Baton Rouge, LA.
The DOTD has turned its focus to procuring USD 650m in GARVEE Bonds for two Design Build Projects, a major Urban Interstate Reconstruction and the state’s first Public Private Partnership.