Infrastructure and Project Finance

The achievements of our infrastructure and project financing team can be seen in many recent investments and developments such as the building of roads, bridges, water and power facilities that cover basic public needs. It is also reflected in the rise of environmental protection to improve the quality of life. The attracting of foreign investment, the adoption of project financing and the PPP model all point to the team’s development. Other noteworthy developments include the rise in the "going out" of Chinese enterprises, the gradual implementation of the "One Belt One Road" initiative, and the necessary adjustments undertaken in the development of “dual circulation”. 

Our Team

JunHe's infrastructure and project financing team is comprised of more than 30 lawyers, including over 10 partners and associates who are based in our Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, New York and other offices. This team includes lawyers with considerable overseas experience in the areas of infrastructure and project financing gained at prestigious international law firms or corporations, as well as local talent who have gained extensive experience due to economic development in large domestic projects. Our partners and associates all have over a decade of experience in this field and have extensive expertise and knowledge.

Due to our consistent outstanding performance and testimonials from our clients, our infrastructure and project financing team is successively recognized as Band One and we have been named as a ‘Top-tier Recommendation’ law firm in respect to infrastructure and project financing practice in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asia Pacific Legal 500, Asia Law & Practice and the International Financial Law Review.

Core Areas of Practice

  • Power: thermal power, wind power, hydropower, nuclear power, solar power, garbage/biomass power, energy storage, smart energy; 

  • Public utilities: town gas supply, heat supply, water supply, wastewater treatment, solid waste treatment and disposal, public transport;

  • Transportation: the development and construction of railways, highways, bridges, urban rail transit, harbors and airports;

  • Energy and natural resources: the exploration and exploitation of coal, fossil fuels, natural gas, coalbed methane and shale gas and mineral resources, the storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the development and construction of natural gas pipelines and terminals, the long-term supply of coal and natural gas;

  • Petrochemical, chemical and metallurgical industries: the development and construction of facilities and industry parks with respect to the petrochemical, chemical, coal-to-liquids, coal-to-chemicals and metallurgical industries;

  • Water conservancy and environment: integrated management of rivers and lakes, reclaimed water reuse, desalination of sea water, garbage disposal and incineration power generation, nuclear waste disposal and cyclic utilization, carbon emissions trading and energy management; 

  • Construction projects: project contracting and the resolution of project disputes. 

Customized Legal Services and Value-added Services

JunHe's infrastructure and project financing team regularly provides comprehensive legal services in diverse infrastructure projects in China and abroad. Our team understands the characteristics and industrial processes of the infrastructure industry, is knowledgeable on various infrastructure facilities and project financing structures, and has a deep understanding of the theories and practices concerning the placement of international business models in China and Chinese business models overseas. 

Our team is adept in providing optimal transaction structures and feasible solutions, in accordance with the requirements of our clients and risk appetites in specific projects. It provides in-depth and innovative services that are expertly tailored to each project, covering the whole chain of infrastructure business from investment and financing to construction and management. By supporting the team’s relationships with the competent governmental authorities in important areas such as construction, transport, energy, municipal, water and environmental protection, we can leverage and develop our capabilities. The firm’s rich resources and experience in the fields of corporate law, finance, securities, anti-monopoly, mergers and acquisitions, banking, real estate, environmental protection and labor gives it the winning edge.