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The wait is over: Equator Principles 4 is here
Insight 25 Nov 2019

The Equator Principles Association unveiled the finalised fourth version of the Equator Principles (EP4) on 18 November 2019. Set for an effective date of 1 July 2020, EP4 heightens requirements for designated OECD countries and tightens due diligence assessments with a greater focus on human rights, climate change and biodiversity. While there are many improvements and refinements from the draft we reviewed in June, the only potentially material change is a compromise on the 'free prior and informed consent' requirement for affected Indigenous communities. ...

What you need to know about the draft Equator Principles 4
Insight 11 Jul 2019

Lenders (and project sponsors) should consider the potential impact of changes proposed in the consultation draft of Equator Principles 4. These entail greater focus on climate change, human rights ...

How ipso facto provisions (and exemptions) affect project finance - both good and bad news
Insight 05 Sep 2018

The new ipso facto regime applies to contracts entered into on or after 1 July 2018. It imposes a stay on the exercise of certain contractual rights in some insolvency regimes (administration and ...

International Comparative Legal Guide to Project Finance 2018 - Australia
Insight 25 May 2018

By Partners Ben Farnsworth and Michael Ryan . Partners Ben Farnsworth and Michael Ryan outline the main trends and significant developments in Australian project finance. Among other factors, they ...

Getting the deal through: Project Finance 2018
Insight 20 Oct 2017

Partner Partner Partner Ben Farnsworth Ben Farnsworth Michael Ryan Ben Ben Michael Farnsworth Farnsworth Ryan By Partners Ben Farnsworth and Michael Ryan Allens Partners Michael Ryan and Ben Farnsworth discuss some of the ...

Getting The Deal Through: Boom in renewables
Insight 04 Aug 2017

By Partners Ben Farnsworth , Michael Ryan , and Tim Stewart Allens Partners Ben Farnsworth, Michael Ryan and Tim Stewart were part of the global panel analysing the boom in renewables in the ...

New PPP guidelines for NSW
Insight 28 Jul 2017

The NSW Government has released updated guidelines that govern the Public Private Partnership procurement process in NSW and will provide welcome assistance to both NSW Government agencies and ...

Ipso facto clauses, safe harbour for directors - our comments on the draft exposure legislation
Insight 10 Apr 2017

The Federal Government has released draft exposure legislation designed to facilitate company reconstructions. Senior Finance Counsel Diccon Loxton, Senior Associate Alicia Salvo and Associate ...

Alternative models for financing water infrastructure
Insight 23 Feb 2017

Partner Partner Kate Axup Kate Axup Kate Kate Axup Axup By Partner Kate Axup , Associate Danielle Jones and Lawyer Luisa Colosimo. A healthy pipeline of Australian infrastructure projects has created a certain level of competition ...

Trends over the past year in the Australian projects and infrastructure sectors
Insight 08 Feb 2017

By Allens Partners Nick Adkins , Scott McCoy , and Rob Watt . A substantial pipeline of both private and public infrastructure projects has attracted a variety of local and offshore project finance ...

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