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Introduction to Project Finance

15th July, Copthorne Tara Hotel, London


Project finance is not only one of the most popular methods of raising finance for major energy, infrastructure and transport projects, but also one of the safest kinds of structured credit for banks. This masterclass will introduce the fundamental drivers and techniques of successful project financings, and discuss how borrowers can achieve the best terms and loan pricing in the current project finance market. Introduction to Project Finance will look at market trends, deals, debt pricing, covenants, models and risk. It will put key business intelligence at the forefront of the agenda, with a focus on new markets and will allow for informed future decisions.

The master class will look at risk identification (technical, environmental, economic and political) in emerging markets in order to look at acceptable operations and secure valuable financial investments for the future.

Why you should attend:
  • Understand the essential characteristics of project finance
  • Gain tools, techniques and information to immediately benefit your business
  • Learn about a wide range of financing alternatives
  • Gain an understanding of the principles of project risk identification, mitigation and allocation
  • Discuss the ways that controlled project accounts can be used in project finance
  • High level of contact with expert speaker


About your masterclass leader:

Andrew Petry is the head of Addleshaw Goddard LLP's Energy & Infrastructure Finance practice.  He has 20 years of international finance experience gained from a career spanning periods based in  London, two periods based in Hong Kong and five years based in the Amsterdam office of a major international law firm building a finance practice from a greenfield operation.  His substantive experience includes leveraged acquisition finance, restructurings, Islamic finance, secured and unsecured lending and structured finance but his passion remains project finance and the Energy and Infrastructure Finance sector. His love affair with the sector started with his role as lead finance lawyer for the Sponsors on the Laibin B Power transaction which was the first project financing under the PRC's BOT Law introduced in the mid 1990s and Asia Project Finance Deal of the year for 1997.
Company Profile:

Addleshaw Goddard LLP is a leading full service UK based international law firm, providing quality advice across four divisions: Corporate, Contentious & Commercial, Finance & Projects and Real Estate. 
Built on a culture that is forward looking and supportive, commercial and straightforward, the firm's strategy is to focus on FTSE 350 companies and comparable organisations such as Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, public sector bodies, successful businesses and private entrepreneurs. 


Masterclass programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee



10:45 Morning Coffee


12:00 RISK

12:45 Networking Lunch

13:45 RISK (continued)


15:10 Afternoon Tea


17:00 Close of the Workshop


Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place
London W8 5SR
United Kingdom

Copthorne Tara Hotel

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.




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