London (July 1, 2008) LAWFUEL – Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, announced today that the firm has advised the Republic of Croatia on the refinancing of the Zagreb-Macelj Motorway PPP project. The financing of the deal was provided by Fortis Bank, KfW and Banca Infrastrutture Innovazione e Sviluppo. The lenders were advised by Allen & Overy. The transaction, which closed on June 30, 2008 is valued at approximately €400 million.
London partner Jonathan Simpson led the Paul Hastings team, which included associates Costanza Russo, Tyler Rudd and Anna Hermelin.
“The closing of the deal continues Croatia’s success in developing its motorway program and reaffirms its position as South Eastern Europe’s leader in PPP projects,” said Jonathan Simpson, Global Projects partner and head of European Projects.
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