- Credit risk — Capital markets
This chapter discusses the allocation of risks within the project’s contractual architecture. Stakeholders and potential stakeholders in a project will typically approach risk allocation from one of two perspectives. The first perspective will be as a potential contract counterparty negotiating its involvement in the project document structure—i.e. such a counterparty will be directly involved in the risk allocation process itself. The second perspective will be as a potential lender (or sometimes equity investor) performing due diligence to assess the risk allocation under an existing or proposed project document structure so as to determine whether the project is bankable (or, in the case of a potential equity investor, whether the risk allocation justifies the making of an investment in the project).