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Hunton Andrews Kurth Advises on Commercial Close for €300 Million Motorway Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina

December 27, 2018

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 27, 2018--Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce its role as lead transaction counsel to the government of the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the development of an approximately €300 million motorway project.

The 42-kilometer motorway between Banja Luka and Prijedor in northwest Bosnia and Herzegovina is a public-private partnership (PPP) between the Srpska government and Shandong Hi-Speed Group Co. Ltd., which will finance, construct, operate and maintain the motorway. The parties approved the project’s concession agreement on Dec. 13.

“The Banja Luka-Prijedor PPP motorway is one of, if not the first, PPP infrastructure projects to be granted to a Chinese company, to be financed by a Chinese international financial institution, in a form consistent with European Union standards (with a full availability payment),” said London-based energy and infrastructure partner  Kirk Lovric, who leads the Hunton Andrews Kurth team.

Hunton Andrews Kurth also is advising the Srpska government on matters related to the project’s upcoming financial close. In addition to Lovric, the team also includes senior attorney Jamie Head. The firm also worked closely with Deloitte and engineering consultancy CESTRA on the project.

Hunton Andrews Kurth has experience across the entire range of contractual arrangements for PPP projects. The firm has represented project lenders, investors, developers, sponsors and governments throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States on PPP transactions and other project matters for more than 20 years. The firm also has worked extensively with governments and their parastatals, using financing and other programs provided by the World Bank and other governmental, multinational, multilateral and bilateral export credit, risk insurance and lending agencies.

About Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Hunton Andrews Kurth is a global law firm of more than 1,000 lawyers handling transactional, litigation and regulatory matters for clients in myriad industries including energy, financial services, real estate, retail and consumer products and technology. Areas of practice focus include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, PPP, public finance and infrastructure, and privacy and cybersecurity. With offices across the United States and in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we’re aligned with our clients’ businesses and committed to delivering exceptional service. Visit   and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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KEYWORD: UNITED KINGDOM BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA EUROPE

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