Curriculum Guide · Courses
Project Development and Finance
Professors Spivak and Gottsponer
LL.M Course 2082 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
This course will provide students with a fundamental understanding of the legal and practical issues involved in the development and financing of domestic and international infrastructure projects – with an emphasis on major energy infrastructure projects. We will analyze in depth: (i) the structure of a project finance transaction – including the contractual relationships and risk allocation among parties; (ii) the substantive components of the primary project development agreements; (iii) key project financing concepts and documentation; and (iv) implications of environmental, regulatory and compliance regimes. Classes will involve lectures and interactive discussion based on selected case studies and articles/publications reflecting projects currently in development and recent project financings. In addition, students will have the opportunity to review and discuss issues and negotiated points in actual project development agreements and financing documentation.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and Domestic and International Project Finance & Development: Case Studies; or the J.D. course, International Project Finance; or International Project Finance and Investment and Developing & Financing Infrastructure Projects.