Project Finance involves a specialized interpretation and application of legal, financial, regulatory, and management issues. Clients often think they can only find accomplished Project Finance attorneys in New York. The Victoria Law Group is out to change that perception. We have the capital markets expertise and experience of New York attorneys combined with the cultural sensitivity and legal diversity of a Miami firm. The combination produces exceptional results for our local, national, and international clients.
The Victoria Law Group employs a sophisticated and multidisciplinary approach to Project Finance. We assist clients with structuring and documenting numerous types of financial transactions, including non-recourse and limited-recourse debt, bonds, equity, quasi-equity, mezzanine debt and numerous combinations and variations on the foregoing, together with various forms of credit support. In addition, our attorneys have extensive experience in debt restructurings — both inside and outside of Bankruptcy.
Our Project Finance lawyers advise clients on the full array of available financing structures, including:
- Rule 144a transactions
- Regulation S offerings
- Debt swap arrangements
- Letters of credit
- Private placements
- Tax-exempt bonds
- Synthetic leases
- Subordinated debt
- Term loans
Our multidisciplinary approach enables us to handle transactions from inception to completion, giving our clients one-stop, turnkey service to help them navigate the complexities at each step along the way, including:
- Preliminary evaluation and due diligence
- Interfacing with local counsel and host country negotiations
- Drafting, reviewing and negotiating project documents, term sheets, financing agreements and security documents
- Overseeing the disbursement process, including satisfaction of conditions of disbursement
- Advising during operational period
Our group of professionals can help identify market, revenue, production, political and other risks, propose methods to mitigate those risks and advise on ways to minimize or reduce liabilities. Our international experience gives us insight into effective means of managing many types of project risks, including, for example:
- Current or potential restrictions on currency exchange and repatriation
- Local law limitations to the achievement of perfected security interests
- Gaps in insurance coverages and risks associated with natural and political force majeure events
- Difficulties enforcing foreign judgments and arbitral awards in host countries
Because a typical project finance transaction will involve numerous major actors (host governments, multilateral lenders, commercial lenders, sponsors, construction companies, suppliers, local utilities, etc.) and involve various contracts involving the laws of different jurisdictions and sometimes in several different languages, it is essential that legal representation be capable of addressing all these issues simultaneously and frequently under tight deadlines.
Not Just Another Law Firm
We are more than just anther group of lawyers. Given the list of accomplished professionals in our extensive Miami-based network combined with our experience in bringing a wide range of projects to completion, we can provide more than just legal counsel. We provide business and strategic advice, if necessary, and we can structure, negotiate and document the full array of project and financing agreements to suit each client’s individual needs.
Our attorneys, legal specialists, and staff are comprised of a rich mix of people who provide cultural savvy in addition to language proficiency, which gives us the breadth and depth to provide substantial Cross-Cultural Expertise, in the language of our clients’ preference.
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