Course Details

International Project Finance

This course will survey the typical issues, documentation and techniques used in project and infrastructure financing transactions in the international context, with an emphasis on emerging markets. The goals of the course will be to provide students with a realistic look at the challenges of practicing lawyers in this area, ranging from understanding of the theory and risk allocation issues behind such transactions, to the practicality of negotiating, documenting and implementing solutions. Case studies involving typical sectors of activity, such as power, oil and gas, mining, telecom and other industries, will be used to examine actual transactions that have addressed relevant issues. Types of debt and equity capital will be discussed, as well as examination of the role of international entities, export credit agencies, governments and government-affiliates in the sector. Emphasis will be placed on practical skills, both in the classroom and for examination, such as participation in discussion, client advisory and negotiation, and preparation of typical documents. Registration Requirements: Prerequisites: Contracts Reccomended: Corporate Finance or International Business Law; Basic Economics; Conflicts of Law; Evaluation Methods: 25% class participation; 75% equally spread 15/25/35% across 3 exercises to prepare or revise examples of typical short transaction documents. Last exercise will be the take-home final exam. Class Materials: Case studies and other loose leaf materials.

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 646B


Course History

Spring 2017
Title: International Project Finance
Faculty: Machlin, Barry Neil
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25

Spring 2016
Title: International Project Finance
Faculty: Machlin, Barry Neil
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 25

Spring 2015
Title: International Project Finance
Faculty: Machlin, Barry Neil
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 24