O’Melveny is a trusted advisor to the transportation industry, with more than 50 years of experience helping clients around the world complete strategic, award-winning transactions and achieve their goals in US courts and international
Our group combines broad and deep knowledge of every industry segment—land, air, and sea transport and logistics—with a track record of success representing clients in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.
Public Private Partnerships
O’Melveny is a recognized leader in transportation sector public-private partnerships. Chambers USA has referred to O’Melveny as “a major player in the PPP arena,” with “an impressive workload” and “a high-profile client roster.” Sources describe firm lawyers as “very easy to work with, fitting well into our business team.”
Our litigators have handled some of the world’s largest maritime disputes, including the high-profile representation of ExxonMobil in matters relating to the Valdez oil spill as well as shipbuilding disputes and arbitrations arising out of ship sale and purchase agreements and charter contracts.
Over the past five decades, O’Melveny has participated in the development, financing, and sale of many significant port projects. We have advised on infrastructure development and expansion, rail line acquisitions and consolidations, operating agreements, tax matters, issues of public law, tidelands, regulatory approvals, environmental matters, land use, and project development and finance.
O’Melveny counsels rail line operators, users, and affected communities on all aspects of transactions related to rail line consolidation, expansion, and development, including complex shared-use, construction, and development agreements, as well as issuance of tax-exempt bonds, and public issues.
O’Melveny has substantial experience adapting project-financing structures to the distinctive requirements of toll road, bridge, and related projects for developers, investors, and lenders. We have thorough knowledge of the underlying economic aspects driving these projects, including the contractual arrangements and permitting issues that can pose challenges.
We leverage decades of experience coupled with forward-thinking creativity to structure complex capital-raising and financing transactions involving shipping interests, and see them through to successful completion.