Expertise in Real Estate Development Financing

9 May 2022

In an International Treaty Arbitration between an international engineering firm and a sovereign entity, regarding a large real estate development, one of the key issues related to the ‘bankability’ of the development. Our client wanted to source an independent expert to opine on the ability and attractiveness of financing a multi-purpose development in an emerging market.


Martello provided an expert with expertise in corporate and investment banking with deep knowledge of property loan syndication and structuring, debt capital markets and risk. Assisted by our team of analysts, the Martello approach included providing the expert’s opinion step-by-step on the key factors that a lender would be assessing in determining bankability. This included a detailed financial analysis of the proposed development.


Our expert gave oral testimony to the tribunal in The Hague in May 2022. Martello assisted with hearing preparation for the first-time expert, including external witness familiarisation, support for the expert’s cross-examination preparation and assistance with creating a presentation to the tribunal.