Allens

Public Private Partnerships

Allens' market-leading PPP team regularly advises the public sector, sponsors, financiers, contractors, suppliers, consultants and insurers across all parts of the market and all stages of the project lifecycle – including on bids, delivery and operational issues, augmentations, refinancings, equity investments and divestments, and disputes.

Allens has played a central role in the development of the PPP market through a number of 'first-to-market' and award-winning transactions, since the Spencer Street Station Redevelopment introduced the model to Australia.

We have advised across the whole lifecycle – from conception (as with the Spencer Street Station Redevelopment) through to handback (as with the Emergency Alerting System Project).

Our practice has been at the forefront of market developments, including:

  • introduction of the model to new jurisdictions;
  • the rise of operator-led bids and services outsourcing;
  • the use of augmentations and sole-sourced models;
  • the development of the secondary market; and
  • the introduction of innovative financing structures (including through the debt capital markets).

Our asset knowledge allows the team to provide ongoing advice on the delivery and operation of a broad stable of PPP assets. These roles reinforce our ability to anticipate issues, and generate practical and deliverable solutions for new bids.

You will benefit from the broad range of skills and perspectives we are able to bring to bear on a project or issue. We offer a commercial team with a proven track record in delivering successful bids and the ongoing management of assets.

More information on Allens' PPP practice is available on the Infrastructure and Transport Sector page and the Project Finance page.