Recent years have witnessed growth in global infrastructure transactions. The port sector in Latin America provides robust opportunities for infrastructure investment and finance. This article written by Barry Machlin, Co-Chair of the Global Projects Group in Chicago, provides an overview of the range of issues to consider, including private capital, management of legal and regulatory risk as well as construction/completion and market risk, labor issues and concessions. Featured chapter in the Euromoney Yearbook Transportation Finance Review 2007/08.
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