Project finance is used worldwide to structure and finance natural resource and infrastructure projects and practitioners must have a thorough grasp of the underlying principles of this specialist area. With a logical and helpful structure, this book addresses this need, providing a detailed analysis of practical issues and including checklists to give guidance on the structuring of projects. As well as addressing the basic principles which can affect the structuring and documentation of project financings, the book also studies structural, legal and contractual differences between the different sectors using project financing techniques such as transportation, telecommunication and mining. With a wide geographical coverage, the authors look at the application of English and New York law in cross-border documentation and also at the impacts of running projects in civil law jurisdictions. They also examine different sources of funding, such as banking documentation, international bond documentation and Islamic financing techniques, particularly in the Middle East and Asia, including the legal and documentation issues arising from the use of such financing techniques and how they interact with each other from a legal and contractual perspective. Equally significant, the book provides an analysis of project defaults and work-outs giving guidance on how to manage projects when these circumstances arise.