• Junaid Chida
      Times Square Tower
      7 Times Square
      New York, NY, 10036
      Phone: +1-212-326-2031
      Fax: +1-212-326-2061
  • John Daghlian
      Warwick Court
      5 Paternoster Square
      London, EC4M 7DX
      Phone: +44-0-20-7558-4862
      Fax: +44-20-7088-0001
  • Denise Raytis
      400 South Hope Street
      Los Angeles, CA, 90071
      Phone: +1-213-430-7450
      Fax: +1-213-430-6407
  • Eric A. Richards
      400 South Hope Street
      Los Angeles, CA, 90071
      Phone: +1-213-430-6552
      Fax: +1-213-430-6407
  • Dev R. Sen
      Times Square Tower
      7 Times Square
      New York, NY, 10036
      Phone: +1-212-326-2053
      Fax: +1-212-326-2061
  • Richard Shutran
      Times Square Tower
      7 Times Square
      New York, NY, 10036
      Phone: +1-212-326-2047
      Fax: +1-212-326-2061
  • Gregory Thorpe
      400 South Hope Street
      Los Angeles, CA, 90071
      Phone: +1-213-430-6593
      Fax: +1-213-430-6407
PROFESSIONALS

  • Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority
    Citigroup Inc.
    Credit Suisse Group
    Edison International
    Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
    Kennecott Land Company
    Morgan Stanley
    Occidental Petroleum
    Orient Overseas (International) Limited
    Pacific Harbor Lines Inc.
    Port of Oakland
    Southern California Edison
    United Airlines, Inc.

Project and Infrastructure Finance and Development

O’Melveny has assembled a highly regarded global project and infrastructure finance and development team. Our practice advises the full spectrum of industry participants, from lenders and sponsors to developers, utilities, owners, investors, underwriters, and governmental entities on the development, financing, construction and operation of infrastructure assets. Our experience includes advising on traditional offtaker-based project financings, infrastructure financings (including tax-exempt), development matters, acquisitions and dispositions, PPP ventures, and regulatory compliance.

The diverse experience of our attorneys spans most major industry sectors, including:


Our award-winning team has a track record for innovation. Our lawyers have handled numerous of the industry’s most complex and high-profile “first ever” and “largest ever” transactions.

We have more than 800 lawyers resident in key commercial and financial centers on both coasts of the United States as well as in Asia and Europe. Our international scope is reflected in the fact that our lawyers have completed more than 300 infrastructure-related projects and transactions in more than 40 countries around the world, including nations in North, Central, and South America; Europe; Asia; and Africa. In the last three years, we have handled infrastructure transactions with a total value in excess of US$25 billion.

Key Facts

  • Chambers USA 2012 ranked O’Melveny as a leader in Nationwide PPP Projects for our representation of sponsors, investors, financing parties and sellers on port, airport, rail and toll road PPPs; Chambers Global 2012 also recognized us as a leader in Projects. Our attorneys are also consistently recognized as “leading lawyers” by Chambers USA (Projects, Public-Private-Partnerships), Chambers Global (Projects), Legal500 (Energy: Renewable/Alternative, Asset Finance and Leasing, Project Finance (Lender) and Project Finance (Sponsor)), and IFLR (Project Finance), among others.
  • Our infrastructure team is composed of lawyers with extensive experience in a broad range of practices, including project finance, mergers and acquisitions, municipal finance, acquisition finance, tax, real estate, governmental affairs, and regulatory oversight.
  • O’Melveny’s infrastructure practice is distinguished by our balanced representation of public and private owners and operators, project sponsors, developers, investors and pension funds, investment and commercial banks, institutional lenders, and government entities.
  • Our work includes greenfield developments; acquisitions and dispositions; finance and restructuring, including tax-exempt financing; public/private partnerships; asset privatizations; regulatory compliance; and operating agreements.
  • A strong combination of industry and governmental experience, clients, and contacts informs and supports our counseling on sophisticated infrastructure transactions. Within our ranks are veteran Executive Branch and Capitol Hill policymakers, including a former Secretary of Transportation, and former senior officials of the Federal Trade Commission and the US Departments of Commerce and Justice.
  • Our offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing help pave the way for investment in the developing industries and markets of the Far East.
  • Project Finance International named our representation of eAccess Ltd., involving multiple rounds of equity financing for subsidiary eMobile Ltd., Asian Telecom Deal of the Year.
  • We are an acknowledged market leader in mainland China, with strong practice teams in the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom that support our China offices. One of the few US law firms licensed to practice Hong Kong law, O’Melveny also advises clients on Hong Kong listings and regional matters.

United Airlines Delta Air Lines, Inc. Port of Oakland Midway Investment and Development Company LLC Southern California Edison Alameda Corridor Project Kennecott Land Company