Central and Eastern Europe
Founded in 1896, Withers is a leading international law firm dedicated to serving the business interests of organisations. Comprised of over 160 partners across 17 strategic offices in Asia Pacific, Europe and the USA, our lawyers are qualified to practice in the laws of several countries and work closely with colleagues around the world to provide seamless international services. Our firm can operate across multiple legal disciplines, time zones and jurisdictions. Legal services that we can advise on include: corporate, personal and corporate tax, intellectual property, dispute resolution, arbitration, immigration, real estate, wealth and estate planning. We have a team of experienced project finance lawyers who have worked on major project finance deals including in Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, CIS, Middle East and Africa across multiple sectors. The range of industries we have experience in include power generation and transmission, oil and gas, mining, transport, telecoms and agribusiness. We regularly advise clients from the early stages of project structuring on risk allocation between different counterparties, bidding procedures and concession agreements, as well as on project bankability and security arrangements. We also have significant experience advising lenders and borrowers on debt and equity investments by multilateral institutions in emerging markets. Our project finance clients include international banks, multinational borrowers, lenders, equity investors, project companies and state institutions. Our wide range of clients and jurisdictional coverage allows us to have a comprehensive understanding of the issues affecting our clients, and to come up with the relevant legal advice for their transaction.