Thursday April 30, 2015
11:00 – 12:00
It is well reported that globally Nigeria presents one of the greatest opportunities for infrastructure development. There is growing demand for project funding across a variety of sectors and industries.
Although many new projects are being formulated, a large number do not reach financial close due to the difficulties in securing financing. Options for raising finance clearly abound. However the traditional project finance model remains available if deals are structured properly.
In this webinar Norton Rose Fulbright and Aluko & Oyebode will examine the key considerations that are integral to successful project financings in a number of hot Nigerian sectors including power, oil & gas, petrochemicals, telecoms and real estate.
Norton Rose Fulbright will examine key legal drivers in financing projects and will consider the techniques available for successfully structuring project finance transactions. Drawing from our knowledge and experience of recent transactions in Nigeria, the Norton Rose Fulbright team will discuss issues such as working effectively with Chinese contractors, ECAs and DFIs, the use of Federal guarantees and taking security.
Aluko & Oyebode will review legal issues in Nigerian project finance transactions and will highlight issues such risk allocation in project documentation, regulatory consent requirements for secured lenders, security perfection and cost reduction strategies. The team will also talk about the Indorama financing – one of the first greenfield project financings of a fertilizer plant in Nigeria involving Nigerian commercial banks and DFIs.
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