Infrastructure Projects & BOT Arrangements

The Firm's lawyers possess considerable knowledge of the government procurement and approval process, and financial, technical and legal review of infrastructure projects. This experience also encompasses the privatization of state-controlled areas, the statutory framework authorizing the private investment, as well as the regulatory regime applicable to the private entity.

We advised the World Bank on risk allocation and mitigation issues in bulk water supply projects with private sector participation. Our study included a framework for rationalizing the issuance of National Government political risk guarantees in private sector financed BOT projects.

We advised the Japan Bank of International Cooperation on water sector reform policies. The study involved working with a team of economics experts to examine the underlying reasons for the underdevelopment in the Philippine water sector, the legal issues involved, and drafting possible legislation to address these problems.