Project Finance   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin

LAWS 602 - Project Finance

Credits: 3

This course concentrates on project finance as a vehicle to explore general problems of domestic and international corporate finance in the context of a specific infrastructure finance strategy. Project finance refers to the financing of long-term infrastructure, industrial projects and public services based upon a non-recourse or limited recourse financial structure where project debt and equity used to finance the project are paid back from the cash-flow generated by the project (for example, borrowing to finance construction of an electricity generating plant and then repaying said loan from the proceeds of the sale of electricity generated by the facility). The goal is to give you some insight into how transactional lawyers deal with complex contracting and concepts in a sophisticated business practice. Each week there will be a 2 hour theoretical class shared with overseas students via videoconferencing, and a 1 hour local documentation and drafting class.

Prerequisites: None

Note: Course will include video-conferenced guest speakers. An overnight out-of-town field trip may be required. This course satisfies the skills course graduation requirement.

Form of Grade: Letter Grade