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Fasken Martineau LLP (London) provides legal services to clients in the mining, energy, infrastructure and banking sectors, principally in respect of capital markets transactions, corporate/commercial matters, M&A, project finance, and public-private partnerships.

The firm: Fasken Martineau is a leading international law firm with over 700 lawyers in eight offices across the UK, Canada and South Africa. The firm provides strategic advice in virtually all areas of business law to both public and private companies, providers of finance, government agencies, professional regulatory bodies and entrepreneurs.

Types of work undertaken: Banking and finance: acting for financial institutions, sponsors and corporates on a broad range of banking and capital markets transactions, M&A and regulatory matters.

Capital markets: admissions, fundraisings, secondary issues, corporate governance matters and continuing obligations under market rules.

Corporate and commercial: finance and commercial transactions, including complex cross-border M&A, private equity investments, major listings on stock exchanges around the world, joint ventures, restructuring and privatisations.

Energy: PSAs, JOAs, shareholders' agreements, drilling and seismic contracts, oil and gas transmission, storage and distribution agreements.

PPP: formation and advising of consortia, acquisition of infrastructure assets through public or private purchase, provision of services through PPP, bank leverage financing and long-term bond refinancings, and regulatory and procurement advice.

M&A: acquisitions, disposals, takeovers, joint ventures and management buyouts; particular experience with complex cross-border transactions.

Mining: project development and construction, government negotiations and strategy, mine permitting, services and supply, royalty creation and purchase/sale, offtake and streaming, environmental compliance and closure, hedging and forward sales, regulatory compliance.

Private equity: fund formation, acquisitions, debt financings, venture capital financings, liquidity event transactions.

Project finance: acting for commercial and government lenders, project sponsors, contractors and other industry participants on projects in the mining, infrastructure, power, oil and gas sectors.

Structured finance and derivatives: credit derivatives, risk participation arrangements, securitisation, structured secured lending, covered bonds, project bonds, repurchase and securities lending transactions.

  • Number of UK partners: 4
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 8
  • Breakdown of work %

  • Corporate/commercial: 80
  • Banking and finance: 15
  • Dispute resolution: 5

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