Chatham Partners is a boutique law firm for infrastructure projects. It is based in Hamburg and operates globally. One particular focus of Chatham Partners is advising on concession-type agreements between public and private stakeholders for infrastructure delivery, be it in the form of BOT-agreements, full privatisations or other forms of PPP. As asset types for such concessions, Chatham Partners is especially focused on ports and roads.
Regarding ports, the team at Chatham Partners has an unrivalled track record, having inter alia advised
- the privatisation of the Port of Piraeus, Greece, including the future setup of the port and its administration, definition of roles for public and private entities and administration, drafting/negotiating the concession agreement and management of the tender process;
- the drafting of the concession agreement and setup of the tender-process for the greenfield Port of Anaklia, Georgia;
- first a bidder, then the financing banks, on the concession agreement for the construction and operation of the greenfield deep sea JadeWeserPort, Germany; and
- the partial privatization of the port of Hamburg, Germany.
Chatham Partners wants to use this experience by supporting Ministries and port authorities in Africa to successfully contract international private investors and reach their infrastructure goals.