Project Development & Finance

Latham handles some of the largest and most complex developments and financings in the world for clients who demand the highest level of technical and industry knowledge.

Why Latham

Building Infrastructure Around the World

Beginning with its representation of developers of independent power projects in the United States (US) in the early 1980s, Latham’s Project Development and Finance Practice has deep roots in the field. A recognized leader around the globe, Latham has assembled financial product and industry knowledge in major commercial centers throughout the US, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Latham’s Project Development & Finance Practice has the global presence and breadth of experience to service multiple customers and obtain financing from financial institutions worldwide. The practice assists clients with projects as varied as the development of rooftop solar electric generation to the development and financing of natural gas liquefaction facilities.

Many of the world’s largest oil and gas, electric energy, infrastructure, and telecommunications developers, investors, and financiers have engaged Latham for advice on their projects. According to Chambers Global 2018, Latham is “a standout firm in the project finance arena,” and Chambers USA 2018 remarks that Latham is “one of the top project firms in the world, equally esteemed for representation of lenders or sponsors.”

Market-Leading Representation and Advice

Latham’s lawyers provide industry experience along with technical and practical insight in sectors throughout the project finance market including:

  • Fossil fuel and renewable electric generation facilities
  • LNG liquefaction, regasification, and shipping
  • Mining and metals projects
  • Oil and gas projects from field development, to midstream, to transportation arrangements
  • Telecommunication projects
  • Transportation infrastructure projects (including ports, roads, bridges, and tunnels)

Latham’s Project Development & Finance Practice guides clients through all aspects of a project’s development, financing, and operation. The team includes lawyers who are seasoned in negotiating joint ventures, concessions, or other development agreements, as well as providing insightful advice on environmental, tax, regulatory, real estate, capital markets, and bank/export credit agency financing.

The team also regularly works with the firm’s M&A and litigation lawyers to assist clients involved in the sale of interests in a project or disputes that arise during project construction and operation.

Awards & Rankings

  • Latham Honored As Law Firm of the Year And Advised on Three Deals of the Year - December 05, 2021
  • London Associate Named Under-35 Lawyer of the Year - November 03, 2021
  • Latham Again Ranked as a Leading Business Law Firm of Latin America - October 05, 2021
  • Latham Recognized in Three 2021 LatinFinance Project Infrastructure Finance Awards Categories - October 03, 2021
  • London Associate Named in HERoes’ Women Role Model Lists 2021 - September 08, 2021

Latham is “a standout firm in the project finance area” and “offers clients comprehensive coverage across the [US], the UK, Asia and the Middle East.” 

Chambers Global 2021


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Media Coverage

MVP: Jeff GreenbergRising Star: Latham & Watkins' David ZiyambiEnergy Practice Group of the Year: Latham & Watkins


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Thought Leadership

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Webcasts & Podcasts

Podcast – Energy & Infrastructure: What’s the View From Inside the DOE Loan Programs Office?Podcast – Energy & Infrastructure: How Will EP4 Affect Projects in High-Income Countries?What’s Next for US Offshore Wind: Current Landscape and Opportunities