Bruno Werneck and Mário Saadi
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
We are very pleased to present the second edition of The Public-Private Partnership Law Review. Notwithstanding the existence of articles in various law reviews on topics involving public-private partnerships (PPPs) and private finance initiatives (in areas such as projects and construction, real estate, mergers, transfers of concessionaires’ corporate control, special purpose vehicles and government procurement, to name a few), we identified the need for a deeper understanding of the specifics of this topic in different countries. The first edition of the book was an initial effort to fulfil this need.
We hope a comparative study covering practical aspects and different perspectives on public-private partnership issues will become an important tool for the strengthening of this model worldwide. We are certain this study will bring about a better dissemination of best practices implemented by private professionals and government authorities working on PPP projects around the globe.
We strongly believe that PPPs are an important tool for generating investments (and development) in infrastructure projects and creating efficiency not only in infrastructure, but also in the provision of public services, such as education and health, as well as public lighting services and prisons. PPPs are also an important means of combating corruption, which is common in the old and inefficient model of direct state procurement of projects.
We hope you enjoy this second edition of The Public-Private Partnership Law Review and we sincerely hope that this book will consolidate a comprehensive international guide to the anatomy of PPPs