American Bar Association
 
Project Finance and Development Committee

ABA Section of Business Law


Project Finance and Development Committee


Who We Are



The mission of the Project Finance and Development Committee is to serve as the Business Law Section's forum for discussing and disseminating information about the development and financing of industrial, infrastructure and other projects.



Committee Facts



  • The Committee has a diverse international membership of over 300 members
  • The Committee meets at the Section’s Spring and Annual Meetings
  • We address not only the legal substance of project finance and project development transactions, but also the process of negotiating and documenting those transactions
  • We sponsor a dinner at each Spring and Annual Meeting which is open to all meeting attendees
  • We sponsor and present education programs on topics related to project finance and project development
  • We prepare and publish model agreements (with commentary), practice manuals and other reference works
  • We serve as a resource for materials relating to project finance and project development transactions
  • Our Committee members represent a wide cross-section of the parties involved in project finance and project development transactions: project sponsors (developers), governments, EPC contractors, equipment vendors, providers of operations and maintenance services, commercial and investment banks, export credit agencies, regional and national development banks, multilateral financial institutions, credit enhancers, and other arrangers and providers of financing


Area of Expertise



  • Non-recourse, limited recourse and full recourse financing transactions
  • Bank, bond and lease financings
  • Commercial arrangements relating to large projects, such as concession agreements, EPC contracts, off-take agreements, operations and maintenance arrangements, and long-term supply contracts
  • Transactions in industry sectors including power, oil & gas, airports, mining, ports, toll roads, bridges and tunnels, national defense, healthcare, heavy manufacturing facilities, sports facilities, and telecommunications
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Secured transactions

Committee Publications

The model Consent to Assignment and accompanying commentary, published in the August 2012 Issue of the Business Lawyer, have been prepared by the Project Finance and Development Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Business Law as a reference available for use by practitioners when negotiating and documenting the terms of a project finance transaction requiring such an agreement. The commentary is intended to provide an understanding of the constituent elements of the model Consent to Assignment, how those elements work together as a whole, and, where appropriate, why they are used.

Committee Leadership

Project Finance and Development Committee:

Chair: Alison R. Manzer
Vice Chairs: Don McCauley and Lewis T. Smith

Directors:

Sub-Committee Leadership: Existing Committees

Model Documents
Chair: Charles Newman
Vice Chairs: Jim Shnell and David Kierans

Programs
Chair: Bruce Fowler
Vice Chairs: Arthur A. Cohen and Herb Glaser

Sub-Committee Leadership: New Subcommittees To Be Formed

International
Chair: Robert Rendel
Vice Chairs: Sarah Biser, Marc-Andre Seguin and Jean Paul Chabaneix

Best Practices/Worst Practices
Chair: Alison R. Manzer
Vice Chairs: Bruce Fowler, John Buchovecky, Romel Cadet

Technology and Website
Chair: Christopher Dolan
Vice Chairs: Jim Shnell, Marc-Andre Seguin, Peter Sullivan, Glenn Bowman

Content and Library
Chair: Francisca Brodrick
Vice Chairs: Juan Alban, Jorge Kamine, Romel Cadet

Sub-Committee Leadership: Law Students and Young Lawyers

Chandler Bower, Cephas Evans, Carlos Gonzalez, Young Cho


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Leadership

Vice-Chairs:

Biser, Sarah
McCauley, Donald

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

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    UCC Article 2 (Sale of Goods) directly impacts most businesses on a daily basis. Do you know what warranties come with the goods your client buys? What happens if the seller delivers defective goods, or the wrong goods, and your client wants to return or reject them? What do those shipping acronyms ...

    22nd National M&A Institute

    11/02/2017-11/03/2017
    Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
    Las Vegas

    This national institute includes an extensive mock negotiation that will give you valuable insights on negotiating key representations, warranties, closing conditions, and indemnification provisions in an acquisition

    2017 LLC Institute

    11/02/2017-11/03/2017
    Le Meridien Arlington
    Arlington

    Join us for the LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Committee Meeting , November 2-3, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia, at the Le Meridien Arlington and Waterview Conference Center. The Le Meridien group rate is $260 + taxes. The group rate includes complimentary access to the fitness ...


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Listserve

In order to send a message to the listserve, send a message to the email address below. You must be a member of the Committee to successfully send a message to the listserve.

BL-PROJECTFINANCE@mail.americanbar.org

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Modified by Graham Hunt on August 8, 2017

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