White & Case Named The Lawyer's Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year

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White & Case was named The Lawyer's "Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year" in relation to our work for Vale S.A. and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on the development and US$2.73 billion financing of the landmark Nacala Corridor Railway and Port Project, an integrated and transformative infrastructure project supporting growth along a regional corridor shared by Mozambique and Malawi.

This major cross-jurisdictional infrastructure project comprises the construction of a 912km railway line to transport coal from Vale's and Mitsui's mine in Moatize, Mozambique across Malawi (including 682km of brownfield land) to a new coal port in Nacala-à-Velha, on the eastern coast of Mozambique. The project, which also includes the construction of a deep sea port and associated terminal infrastructure at Nacala-à-Velha, required an agreement to be entered into between the Government of Mozambique and the Government of Malawi. The landmark Nacala Corridor Railway and Port Project and its financing will provide a template for other significant resource-based infrastructure projects in Africa.