Financing Agreements in Project Finance

2 days 21-22 Nov 2016, London United Kingdom £2,750.00 + VAT* Download brochure Add to basket

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"A very good, extensive, detailed and focused training course" - Past Attendee, BNP Paribas

"It was a very good, informative and practically useful course" - Past Attendee, The Arab Investment Company

Course overview

Following the financial crisis, project finance transactions are on the rise. While the crisis saw an increased role for International Financial Institutions in developing countries, commercial banks are slowly returning to project finance in the developing and developed world.

Basic project finance techniques applied to well structured deals are still the rule. Sponsor support is often a deal breaker. Many PPPs are combining Viability Gap Financing along with commercial lending and concessional loans.

Course Highlights Include:

  • Understanding the role of project documents
  • Reviewing the concession contract, power purchase agreement, turnkey construction contract, and operation and maintenance agreements
  • Understanding risk allocation
  • Analysing key provisions of project loan agreements
  • Examining the security documents
  • Considering both direct and sponsor support agreements
  • Learning effective documentation techniques
  • Explore the main covenant issues


This course:

  • Focuses on the different documents involved
  • Analyses key provisions of project loan agreements
  • Explores security, direct & sponsor support agreements
  • Describes effective documentation techniques
  • Reviews main covenant issues



Who should attend


  • In-house lawyers in banks and financial institutions
  • In-house lawyers and financial officers of project sponsors
  • Project finance and structured finance managers
  • Project lenders and sponsors
  • Bank officers responsible for evaluating or structuring projects
  • Project finance lawyers in private practice


We work with a series of expert instructors, please select the course location of interest to review the credentials of who will be delivering the programme.

John D. Crothers

John D. Crothers is a partner in the Paris office of Gide Loyrette Nouel. His practice concentrates on project finance, banking and privatisation in both the developing and developed world.

John has advised international financial institutions, concession companies, operators, contractors and bidding consortia in infrastructure projects ranging from toll roads to IPPs, water treatment facilities and mobile telephony.

Prior to joining Gide Loyrette Nouel, John was counsel to the EBRD in London and thus has in-depth knowledge of how to work with IFIs. John is a member of the Bar in New York and Paris.





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Day 1

The Role of the Project Documents

  • Overview of what constitutes 'project documents’ and their role in a project
  • Lender’s perspectives as compared to sponsors and offtakers

The Power Purchase Agreement/Concession Agreement
Presentation of key issues of bankability in a power purchase agreement/Concession Agreement, including:

  • Different structures available: take or pay, minimum take, merchant
  • Entry into operation
  • Site/existing assets
  • Payment structures
  • Payment security
  • Step-in rights
  • Termination
  • Dispute resolution

Workshop: The Power Purchase Agreement/Concession Contract

Delegates will analyse provisions of a power purchase agreement/concession agreement to identify key areas of bankability.

Turnkey Construction Contract
Presentation of turnkey construction contracts and key issues of bankability, including:

  • Single point responsibility
  • Fixed price
  • Date certain 
  • Liquidated damages for delay and performance
  • Warranties
  • Termination
  • Dispute resolution

Operation and Maintenance Agreements
Presentation of key issues of bankability in O&M agreements

  • Different structures available
  • Guarantees
  • Duration
  • Dispute resolution

Workshop: Risk Allocation
Delegates will be split into groups  and will examine a case study using risk allocation techniques.

Day 2

Introduction to Financing Agreements

  • What are financing agreements?
  • Main particularities and typical provisions of each of the basic financing agreements will be analysed:
    - Loan agreement
    - Intercreditor agreement
    - Security documents
    - Sponsor support

Dealing with International Financial Institutions

  • Lenders of last resort/preferred creditors
  • A loan & B loan

Examining the Security Documents

  • Representations and warranties
  • Affirmative and negative covenants
  • Events of default

Explaining the Support Agreements

  • The significance of support agreements
  • The sponsor’s role 
  • Forms of support from sponsors
  • Key provisions

Close of course

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