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Financing Public Private Partnerships (P3s)

PPP Canada Phased Out Pending Launch of Canada Infrastructure Bank

by Nossaman LLP on

The Canadian government is taking a new approach to P3s. By the end of 2017, PPP Canada will have ceased operations, and the Canada Infrastructure Bank (the “CIB”) will be launched....more

Move America Act of 2017 Introduced in House

by Butler Snow LLP on

A bipartisan group of four members of Congress have introduced legislation that could bring billions of dollars of new investment to state and local government to help grow and repair America’s aging infrastructure....more

Merced and LA Mayor Win Big at P3 Awards

by Nossaman LLP on

The UC Merced 2020 Project was a big winner at P3 Bulletin’s annual P3 Awards ceremony held in Washington D.C. last month, claiming the Gold Award for Best Social Infrastructure Project, along with the Silver Award in the...more

Proposed Changes to Procurement Regulations May Facilitate P3s

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Miami-Dade County, the largest jurisdiction in South Florida, is currently evaluating public-private partnerships (P3s) for several major infrastructure projects. These include multi-billion-dollar upgrades to the County’s...more

New PPP Mechanisms in Russia

by White & Case LLP on

Until recently, Federal Law No. 115-FZ “On Concession Agreements dated 21 July 2005 (the "Concession Law") was the main legislative act in Russia governing the procedure for the implementation of public-private partnership...more

AASHTO Launches BATIC Institute to Support Innovative Financing Solutions

by Nossaman LLP on

Last month, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) formally unveiled its Build America Transportation Investment Center (BATIC). BATIC’s mission is to: - Expand the use of federal transportation credit...more

Doing Business in Australia: Infrastructure and Construction

by DLA Piper on

DLA Piper has launched the second edition of "Doing Business in Australia: Infrastructure and Construction", a guide to the delivery of infrastructure in Australia. The guide looks at different procurement models including...more

Finance Update: Fairness in Interpreting PPP Payment Mechanisms

by DLA Piper on

Management of payment mechanisms in PFI/PPP schemes by the public sector has generally become more active in recent years. Amongst the many factors at play are balancing proper management and application, and avoiding the...more

States Take More Active Role in Surface Transportation Funding

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Fiscal constraints on state budgets coupled with continued uncertainty with respect to future levels of federal surface transportation funding have led states to diversify the funding sources for their transportation...more

Understanding the 4 “P’s” Before the P3 (Public-Private Partnership)

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

To get a P3 proposal to the starting line, public officials need to make sure that there is clarity and agreement on basic issues and priorities - Aging and inadequate infrastructure, required upgrades and scarce...more

New Pilot Program for Climate-Related Projects: Insurance for Energy Savings - The Mission of the Global Innovation Lab for...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

"Insurance for Energy Savings" is one of four ideas selected on Oct. 20, 2014, for refinement, stress-testing and preparation of a pilot program by the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance. The Lab was launched in June...more

The Maryland "Purple Line" Transit Project Releases its Final Request for Proposals

by Nossaman LLP on

On July 28, 2014, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) issued the final request for proposals for a public-private partnership to design, build, finance, operate and...more

Water Resources Legislation Could Lead to Increase of U.S. Water P3s

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

President Obama recently signed into law the Water Resources and Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA). The statute begins to address ways to fund the billions of dollars necessary to update the country’s drinking water...more

Green Banks: Financing Tomorrow’s Clean Energy Projects

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

In February 2014, lawyers from Latham & Watkins participated in the inaugural Green Bank Academy held in Washington, D.C. State energy and finance officials from across the US attended the Academy to discuss the role of green...more

Virginia Court Declares PPP Toll Financing Arrangement Unconstitutional

by White & Case LLP on

In many ways, the state of Virginia’s Public-Private Transportation Act (PPTA), which allows new, innovative methods of financing from private sources to supplement state funding and public debt financing, has been a model...more

Development and Opportunities in the Turkish Market - December 2012

by White & Case LLP on

The Turkish government’s agenda for development is one of the most ambitious in the world. Combined with investor friendly changes in the market, including a new investment incentive regime and new regulation enhancing...more

Doing Business in Canada: Infrastructure Opportunities in Canada

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Infrastructure development has helped define Canada. Currently, Canadians lead the world’s infrastructure development projects. The infrastructure required for resource development projects such as the oil sands are some of...more

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