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Panel Discussion on Flagship PPP Deal: Slovakia's D4/R7 Highway Event in London


Named Deal of the Year in 2016, the D4-R7 is a ring road around the city of Bratislava, that will relieve the intense traffic conditions in the area. The project includes the construction of a new 27 km highway (D4), with 2 lanes in each direction, and also includes a new 32 km radial highway (R7) with 2 and 3 lanes in each direction. The availability payment concession will have a duration of 30 years after the construction period is complete. The total estimated investment is €975 million.
 
Please see below short profiles summary of distinguished speakers presenting at the event:
 
Richard Osborne (Macquarie)
 
Richard has 12 years of experience in the construction industry working for contractors on public infrastructure projects and is a Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng MICE).  He subsequently spent 3 years at Macquarie as a consultant leading and advising on infrastructure project tenders, financial close and construction/operational periods before joining Macquarie Capital in 2015 where he focuses on principal investments and leading accommodation PPPs in the UK and Ireland.
 
Alex Kornman (Macquarie)
Alex has a MSc in Finance, INSEAD Business School and over 10 years of investment banking experience in the infrastructure team of Macquarie Capital with the New York and London offices. His main focus is primarily in PPP transactions acting both as a financial advisor and principal investor. Alex lead the project team for the €1bn D4/R7 Highway PPP in Slovakia.
 
Flor Paniagua (Ferrovial)
Flor Paniagua has a MEngSC, she is a Chartered Civil Engineer and an EMBA Candidate 2018 at London Business School. She has 16 years experience in the construction and infrastructure industry and has bid PPPs in Ireland and Australia with Ferrovial acting as Contractor. Flor was the Construction Tender Project Director for the D4/R7 Highway PPP.
 
Ronen Lazarovitch (Freshfields)
Ro is a Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London-based Energy & Infrastructure team. He has extensive experience advising Sponsors, Lenders and Host-Governments on the legal aspects of energy and infrastructure projects, including project finance. Ro advised the Sponsors on the €1b D4/R7 Highway PPP in Slovakia.

 

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