The Public-Private Partnership Law Review - 8th Edition

The Public-Private Partnership Law Review - 8th Edition

Pages: 243

ISBN: 978-1-80449-065-5

  • £350.00

The Public-Private Partnership Law Review is an overview of the legal and regulatory regimes governing public-private partnership (PPP) projects in key jurisdictions worldwide. Focusing on recent trends and developments, it examines the essential aspects of PPP projects for the provision of public services and infrastructure – including primary contractual requirements; bidding and award procedures; financing; disputes; and much more.

In this book:


  • Editors' Preface
    Matthew Job and Christophe Lefort
    Herbert Smith Freehills LLP


  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Pakistan
  • Portugal
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uzbekistan

Matthew Job, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Matthew is a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, based in London and focusing on energy and infrastructure finance. Matthew began working on PPPs with the advent of the private finance initiative in the UK in the mid-1990s and he has since advised on numerous PPPs and other forms of private sector investment in public infrastructure in the UK and across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Matthew has experience across a wide range of sectors, including roads, rail, healthcare, education, custodial, defence, IT and power (including renewables and nuclear). In recent years he has acted for either sponsors or lenders on PPPs in the UK, Norway, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Career highlights include acting for EDF on the development and financing of the Hinkley Point C new nuclear project, the UK government on support for Network Rail’s acquisition of Railtrack out of special railway administration, and the funders on the monetisation of toll receipts from the Salik toll system in Dubai.

Matthew obtained a degree in natural sciences and law from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge in 1994 and qualified as a solicitor in 1998.

Christophe Lefort, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Christophe Lefort is a French-law qualified partner at Herbert Smith Freehills and the head of the firm’s infrastructure practice in Paris.

Christophe has 30 years of experience advising on the construction and financing of large-scale PPP and concession projects across a broad range of jurisdictions and industry sectors, including in particular renewable energy, transport and telecommunications. He worked previously at French construction giant Bouygues Travaux Publics, and prior to that Veolia Environment.

Christophe’s experience spans the entire project life cycle and includes negotiations between public authorities, builders, operators and financial institutions. Notable experience includes acting for EDF, IFC and the government of Cameroon (as an investor) on the development and financing of the Nachtigal hydroelectric project in Cameroon; the lenders to the successful biding consortium comprising Cintra, Macquarie Capital and PORR AG on the financing, construction and operation of the Bratislava D4 Highway and R7 Expressway PPP project in Slovakia, which is the first PPP project in Slovakia and one of Central Europe’s largest PPP infrastructure projects; and Cellnex Telecom on its strategic partnership with Bouygues Telecom for the roll-out, marketing, and operation of a 31,500 kilometre fibre-optic network throughout France, as well as for the financing (via bank and shareholder contributions) required for the planned investment in this project of over €1 billion.

Christophe holds a diploma of public law – administrative contracts and maîtrise degrees in private law, public law and international law, all from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne.

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