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Goltsblat BLP offers the full suite of services in the infrastructure sector and has good transactional, contentious and regulatory practices.


PPP experience in Russia

Acted for a consortium bidding for the “Moscow - St. Petersburg toll motorway from Km. 15 to 58” (Stage 1) and “A new access to the Moscow Ring Road from the M1 Federal Highway ” projects, including:

- review of the application options, comprehensive advice;
- elaboration of concepts for liability of non-resident participants in financing the project;
- structuring and registration of a company applying to participate in the tender. more deals

Advised Hochtief AirPort GmbH on legal matters related to the setting up and operation of a PPP, by entering into respective concession agreement in connection with the international tender for selecting a partner for a PPP arragement, for the purpose of development (complex reconstruction and modernization) of air transport infrastructure of the Pulkovo Airport JSC in St. Peterburg.

Represented Sheremetyevo International Airport before a consortium of banks in a USD 222 million project for reconstruction of one of the terminals. Areas advised on included corporate, securities, real estate, tax, finance, antitrust and public tenders.

Participated in drafting laws regulating the preparations for and holding of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, including condemnation and allocation of land plots, infrastructure, construction, environment, town planning and zoning, financing, corporate and immigration.

Participated in preliminary consultations on a project for reconstruction of the housing and utilities infrastructure on a PPP basis in Bashkiria.

Implemented state-level projects financed by the federal budget - our legal support to one of the major international electronics, household appliances and medical equipment manufacturers within the framework of a project for supplying medical technology and equipment to Russia.

Advised a number of major insurance companies (including AON Rus) on aspects of government orders/public procurement projects (on choosing ways to hold tenders, preparing tender documentation and taking part in tenders, etc.).

Advised Transnefteproduct on financing-related aspects of its multimillion pipeline construction project.

Global PPP experience (Berwin Leighton Paisner)

Advising the Olympic Delivery Authority on the PPP procurement of the c£1bn Athletes’ Village and legacy infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. more deals

Advised ASFiNAG, the Austrian roads agency, on the first of a programme of four planned PPP road concessions which will form a network of highways forming part of the Trans-European Network (TEN).

Advised Philips on major supplies of medical equipment to state medical institutions, the estimated project value being 6bn Euro.

Advised the ASCENT Consortium, the preferred bidder on the UK Military Flying Training System Project to provide and produce flight training from the Army, Navy and Air Force.

Advised the North Staffordshire Hospitals on the major PFI project for the redevelopment of hospital facilities over two sites. The project involved a complex managed equipment service and was partly EIB funded.

Advised the sponsors in relation to the PFI redevelopment of a major teaching hospital - North Middlesex Hospital. This project comprised both new build and ongoing maintenance of retained buildings.

Advised the sponsors on the private financing and development of two new major schools in Doncaster, with associated services.

Advised the sponsors on the private financing for the delivery of a strategic sealift service for the MoD by means of six new build  Roll-on Roll-off Vessels. The first worldwide PPP shipping project.

Ministry of Defence Estate (project MoDEL) - £180m. Barclays Bank plc. Advised the senior funder on this PPP project for the rationalisation of the Ministry's estate in North London. Winner of the Judge's award for innovation at the Public Private Finance Awards 2007.

Prague Military Hospital - €25m. Advising the procuring authority on the construction and operation of a new hospital facilities with dedicated military beds.

Refurbishment of the Treasury Building HQ - £122m and  £165m. HM Treasury and HM Customs/ Inland Revenue. Advised central Government on two projects to refurbish this Grade I listed Whitehall building. The first project was the subject of a unique and innovative funding competition.

Advised VT Group as shareholder in the Air Tanker Consortium on the £13bn Future Strategic Air Tanker Aircraft Project and as major sub-contractor. The project will provide 14 new aircraft delivering air to air refuelling for the Army, Navy and Air Force. This project won PPP Deal of 2008 at the Infrastructure Journal Awards 2008.

Advised Interhealth Canada Limited and HSBC Infrastructure on the Turks & Caicos Islands Hospitals, the first Caribbean PPP project. The US$124m project will provide two new hospitals together with a full range of clinical services and medical equipment.  This deal was the winner of the Project Finance Latin American PPP Deal of the Year 2008.

Advising the Czech Government on the structuring of its PPP for the construction and operation of a luxury 300-bed military hospital accommodation facility and parking lot within the existing hospital’s premises.

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