Projects & Finance

Streamlined solutions for complex projects & finance.

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Our clients are impacted by economic, ESG, geopolitical and financial considerations. At PwC, our projects and finance lawyers have a proven track record in navigating clients through these issues in the development, capitalising and financing of large scale and complex renewable energy and infrastructure projects. In the government-facing part of our practice, we establish strategic and tailored solutions to equip projects for success in light of evolving industry circumstances.

Integrated Offering

Our integrated offering ensures seamless and efficient advice for your business. We take a holistic view, creating a tailored team with the right experts from legaltaxdealsenergy transitionESGassuranceinfrastructure and urban renewal and consulting. Our lawyers are accustomed to working in a multi-disciplinary environment and are natural collaborators.

Projects, Infrastructure & Real Estate Finance

Our Finance practice provides a full suite of services for borrowers and financiers relating to projects and infrastructure finance, real estate finance, restructuring and insolvency.  We have worked hand-in-hand with our colleagues in Projects to deliver the debt capital solutions for some of the largest and most complex greenfield and other projects in Australia.  In addition, our Finance practice acts for borrowers and financiers in acquisition and leveraged finance transactions, structured and asset finance transactions and general corporate finance.

Infrastructure

Australia‚Äôs population growth continues to exceed countries like the UK, Canada and the USA, triggering growth in both cities and regional towns, and fuelling a continued need for infrastructure improvements and development. These factors have led to infrastructure investment in Australia within a fast changing regulatory environment. Our lawyers' deep and extensive experience in navigating and delivering infrastructure projects see us working effectively with multiple stakeholders; owners, developers, financiers, governments, lenders and contractors. It also points to why our integrated offering is so advantageous in reducing duplication and creating efficiencies in complex transactions.

Energy Transmission

With a dedicated energy transition team, PwC is at the forefront of advising clients through the energy transition and their related ESG priorities. Our lawyers have deep industry experience having acted on the largest energy projects both locally and internationally. This covers greenfield development, project financing, as well as acquisitions and divestments, and includes both grid connected and behind the meter projects. Working amongst the PwC network gives our lawyers a wider lens across industry developments whereby our lawyers integrate seamlessly with other teams on complex projects and finance arrangements.

Construction

To ensure the commercial success of your construction project, it is imperative that you implement measures to manage and avoid contractual and other legal issues. We apply best practices in your commercial and legal processes so you can better manage your construction projects. We offer a full range of expert construction law services, including supply, design consultancy, D&C, alliancing, EPC and O&M, delivered through a range of models, from traditional procurement through to PPP.

Real Estate

Australia is facing a housing affordability crisis across its major cities, and there is immense pressure on governments to act. We work with you to navigate through the latest developments. We work with investors, developers, financiers, government agencies, fund managers & institutions, vendors, purchasers, financiers, landlords and tenants. We have extensive experience working across the whole range of asset classes, including residential, commercial and industrial.

How we can help

Finance

  • Project finance and property finance

  • Acquisition & leveraged finance and structured & asset finance

  • Bank and mezzanine funding

  • Corporate finance, loan agreements, funding facilities and security arrangements

  • Restructuring and insolvency

Energy transition

  • Wind farm, solar and other renewable energy projects (greenfield through to acquisition and divestment) 

  • Hydrogen projects

  • Mining and resources, oil and gas projects

  • Offtake agreements

  • Project construction agreements, engineering procurement and construction contracts

  • Operating and management agreements

  • Equity support agreements

Infrastructure, construction and real estate

  • Contract advisory - from collaborative to part-collaborative to traditional contracting 

  • Government advisory

  • Real estate advisory

  • Land, planning & environment advisory

  • Government advisory

  • Rail, road and other major transport projects

  • Hospitals and other social infrastructure projects

Meet our Projects & Finance team

We build strong relationships with our clients, the markets they operate and the different agencies they engage.

Damian McNair

Partner, PwC Australia

+61 421 899 231

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Paul Saward

Partner, Melbourne, PwC Australia

+61 438 938 474

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Tureia Sample

Partner, Sydney, PwC Australia

+61 2 8266 5253

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Nick Li

Partner, PwC Australia

+61 413 882 387

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