The Squire Patton Boggs Global Projects Initiative is excited to present our Global Projects View Blog.
Working from our Firm’s global perspective on all things infrastructure, we are looking forward to offering our insights and commentary on the many challenges infrastructure projects underway encounter and identifying new challenges and solutions faced by projects as they are initiated.
The Global Projects Initiative is a multidisciplinary team that includes lawyers with years of experience in public and project finance, commercial real estate, construction (including negotiation and litigation), regulatory compliance, environmental, tax and structured finance. Lawyers participating in the Global Projects Initiative bring different experience and perspectives to our work in a variety of sectors including transportation, social infrastructure and energy and other utilities. Whether debt financed or financed through a P3 structure, our lawyers are working on blogs that will discuss the “issues of the day” facing all parties to an infrastructure project in addition to examining developing challenges.
Our goal for this blog is to provide informative and insightful commentary on all aspects of infrastructure projects. We will address a wide range of issues that are likely to impact project participants. Our blogs will review and comment on current public policy, finance, regulatory, environmental, real estate, and construction topics that make for a successful project or perhaps lead to a series of challenges in need of a solution. Our authors include Global Initiative members and many of our lawyers working on infrastructure projects. If it involves roads, bridges, mass transit we expect to cover it. We also expect to cover broadband, housing, higher education and healthcare facilities along with energy, water, broadband and other utility systems.
Our initial blogs include commentary on the SEC’s new and proposed ESG reporting requirements, discussion of the proposed U.S. Federal Infrastructure Bank, a survey piece on environmental factors impacting projects, and how the regulation of PFAS could impact new projects. In the coming weeks we will expand on these themes and others, many of which are simply too broad to cover in a single post. Our goal with these series of posts will be to take the reader into more depth on those topics in manageable bites.
We welcome your questions and suggestions for future discussions. Infrastructure projects are complicated and building relationships is one of the key components for success. We hope the discussion generated by the blog will contribute to relationship building and expect to cover the changing face of P3’s to a highly collaborative process and the need for parties to pivot when financial markets impact debt and equity financing. In short, we want to generate discussion and contribute to problem solving needed to manage and successfully complete whatever infrastructure project you might be involved in.
Please feel free to reach out to Karol Denniston, our Global Projects Partner at email@example.com and to Jonathan Taunton, our Editor-in-Chief, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, comments and suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you.