Public Private Partnerships 2019

Public Private Partnerships 2019

Pages: 100

ISBN: 978-1-78915-061-2

  • £300.00

Public Private Partnerships addresses the key legislation governing the services and ventures undertaken in partnership between governments and the private sector.

Topics covered include: specific legislative frameworks governing PPP, procurement procedures and processes in 15 key jurisdictions, remuneration of private companies, restrictions on the ownership of projects, relevant legislation governing the design and construction of projects, operation and maintenance of projects, risk allocation between parties (including force majeure, third party, political, legal and macroeconomic risk) and compensation conditions, default, termination and dispute resolution, and PPP finance.

Published in October 2018, this edition contains the following chapters:

Editorial chapters

  • Overview
    • Ivan E Mattei and Armando Rivera Jacobo, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


  • Argentina
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Colombia
  • England & Wales
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Japan
  • Nigeria
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States

Ivan E Mattei, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Ivan Mattei is a corporate partner and Co-Head of the firm’s Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group. He has more than 25 years of experience in project finance, joint ventures and M&A, with a particular focus on infrastructure and energy projects and PPP transactions.

Mr. Mattei is ranked as one of the country’s leading lawyers in project finance and public private partnerships by Chambers Global (2016). In addition, Mr. Mattei is recognized as a leading lawyer in projects in Chambers USA (2016), Chambers Latin America (2016), The Legal 500 US (2016), The Legal 500 Latin America (2016) and International Who’s Who of Project Finance Lawyers (2013).  According to Chambers USA (2010), “Ivan Mattei is a multitalented attorney who has acted on major infrastructure . . . projects for both sponsors and lenders in North and South America. He is one of the industry leaders as far as U.S. PPP is concerned and is rated for his ‘superb intellect’ and as someone ‘who can tackle any theoretical or practical problem laid before him.’” Chambers Global (2012) notes “Ivan Mattei . . . is especially renowned for his expertise in PPP. ‘Mattei is very insightful – he is really able to see fine distinctions in how we should approach negotiations’” According to The Legal 500 US (2010), “the group . . . ‘has an incomparable capacity to understand the business rationale and to advise on negotiations and structuring.’ New York-based Ivan Mattei is ‘one of the best project finance lawyers on the market.’ ‘Mattei has distinguished knowledge of the financial industry, tremendous experience and a unique mental agility. He is very precise and convincing in negotiations.’”  Mr. Mattei received his B.S. from Georgetown University summa cum laude in 1979, where he majored in mathematics and economics.   He received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1983 and 1986, respectively, where his special fields were international finance and industrial organization.  Mr. Mattei is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he received his J.D. magna cum laude in 1985.

From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Mattei served as an adjunct professor of law at Columbia Law School, where he taught a course on international banking and financial law.  He is a member of the International Bar Association (Committee on International Construction Projects), the New York City Bar Association (Committee on Project Finance) and the American Bar Association.   Mr. Mattei is also member of The Bretton Woods Committee.

Armando Rivera Jacobo, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Armando Rivera Jacobo is a counsel based in the New York office. Mr. Rivera is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and Finance Group. He focuses on financing transactions both in the United States and internationally, including project financings, leveraged acquisition and other secured financings and structured financings.

Mr. Rivera was named to The Legal 500’s Private Practice Powerlist (2017) for leading US attorneys with a focus on Mexico and has been named a “Rising Star” for Project Finance by The Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides (2017).  Mr. Rivera joined the firm in 2004. He received LLM degrees from Columbia Law School in 2007 and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty of Laws in 2003 (LL.M. paper: The Societas Europaea: Enhancement of the Freedom of Establishment of Companies?). He received an Abogado degree from Escuela Libre de Derecho in 2001 (thesis: Propuesta de un nuevo régimen legal de la energía eléctrica (Proposal for a new legal framework for electric power)).   Prior to coming to the firm Mr. Rivera worked as an associate at Galicia y Robles, S.C. (currently Galicia Abogados, S.C.) in Mexico City.   During his time at Galicia y Robles, S.C., as part of his project finance practice, Armando represented sponsors and lenders in the development, construction, financing and operation of natural gas transportation systems and natural gas fired combined cycle power plants, under self-supply and independent power production schemes, and the related transmission facilities.  At Debevoise, Armando has expanded his project finance practice beyond energy to include other infrastructure sectors such as toll roads and mining and to the representation of financial guarantors.

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