Georges Racine is a partner at HFW. He is a dual-qualified civil and common law lawyer with intimate knowledge of Switzerland, developing countries and emerging markets. He has wide-ranging experience in corporate, commercial and international business law, with particular emphasis on projects (energy, infrastructure, telecoms and transport), construction, licensing and concessions, privatisations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, public–private partnerships (PPPs), foreign investment and public procurement. Mr Racine has acted as lead counsel in international projects and transactions in over 25 countries worldwide. He was a member of the expert group that advised the Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) on its draft Legislative Guide on Privately Financed Infrastructure Projects. He has written several articles on energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, PPPs and other subjects for international publications and attended several international conferences as a speaker. He has also acted for several international investment banks, international financial institutions (e.g., World Bank, IFC, EBRD), foreign governments, regulatory authorities, sponsors, developers, independent power producers, utilities, trading firms, contractors, service providers, suppliers, investors and consulting, engineering and accounting firms.