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Top 20 Global Legal Advisors of Project Finance Deals; Ranked by the amount advised from 8/2/03 to 7/31/04)

(Source:  ProjectFinance magazine, Legal Advisors Review 2004/2005)


1) Clifford Chance (UK)

2) Allen & Overy (UK)

3) Latham & Watkins (US)

4) Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy (US)

5) Baker & McKenzie (US)

6) Freshfields Brukhaus Deringer (UK)

7) Linklaters & Alliance (UK)

8) White & Case (US)

9) Sullivan & Cromwell (New York, NY, US)

10) Kim & Chang (Korea)

11) Norton Rose (UK)

12) Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP (US)

13) Shearman & Sterling (US)

14) Mallesons Stephen Jaques (Australia)

15) Allens Arthur Robinson (Australia)

16) Covington & Burling (Washington, DC, US)

17) Freehill Hollingdale & Page

18) Blake Dawson Waldron (Australia)

19) Lovells

20) Herbert Smith (UK)


Ranked by Number of Financings Closed in 2001

(Source:  law.com citing The American Lawyer, 4/15/02 and data from the Dealogic ProjectWare database)

1) Clifford Chance (UK)

2) Allen & Overy (UK)

3) Freshfields Brukhaus Deringer (UK)

4) Linklaters & Alliance (UK)

5) Shearman & Sterling (US)

6) Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy (US)

7) Denton Wilde Sapte (UK)

8) White & Case (US)

9) Latham & Watkins (US)

9) Norton Rose (UK)

9) Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP (US)

12) Allens Arthur Robinson (Australia)

12) Cameron McKenna (UK)

12) Dewey Ballantine (US)

12) Eversheds (UK)

16) Ashurst Morris Crisp (UK)

17) Baker & McKenzie (US)

17) Chadbourne & Parke LLP (US)

17) Mallesons Stephen Jaques (Australia)




Other Firms with Project Finance Practices


Andrews & Kurth, L.L.P.

Bingham McCutchen

Blake, Cassels, and Graydon, LLP


Dorsey & Whitney

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP

Herbert Smith

Hogan & Hartson, LLP

Haynes and Boone, LLP (Dallas, TX)

Hunton & Williams

Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue

Lehman, Lee & Xu (China)

Holland & Hart (Denver, CO)

Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw

McGuire Woods

Nixon Peabody LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Slaughter and May (UK)

Vinson & Elkins

Webber Wentzel Bowens (South Africa)

Winston & Strawn LLP

Pillsbury Winthrop


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Last updated May 17, 2006.

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