Beyond COVID-19: Crisis response or road to recovery?
Crisis response or road to recovery?
Over recent years we have seen infrastructure funds begin to focus on digital infrastructure as a distinct asset class, increasingly diversifying and specializing in fiber/broadband investments, data centers and other cable/satellite opportunities.
Accelerated by the global pandemic, this trend has been brought sharply into focus and is expected to increase due to the growth of smart, sustainable cities; the shift towards remote working; increased connectivity; and the digitization of company operations, e.g. supply chains.
Our Digital Infrastructure practice comprises an integrated and global team of lawyers across key practice areas including Corporate, Banking, Projects, Data Protection, Competition and Real Estate, who advise investors, operators, developers and service providers active in this space.
The dramatic and unpredictable events of 2020 have fuelled the growth of digital infrastructure development and investment in the Asia-Pacific region and we expect that opportunities will continue to abound for operators and investors alike.
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) on credit facilities totalling US$160 million to finance the construction, launch, ground system and initial operation for “Kacific1”, a Boeing-built next-generation high-throughput Ka-band satellite.
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