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As a sponsor, lender or public sector organisation, you require legal advisors who can help you to successfully handle complex infrastructure transactions and projects in time. Whether you are involved in projects related to health, education, waste & water, energy, defence, leisure, custodial & justice, IT/telecoms, public buildings, ports, rail, roads or aviation, you will get the legal advice you need from us. With over 200 lawyers working in this sector, we can support you in virtually any industry sector and any part of the world including Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

We have delivered numerous deals in the infrastructure sector with a combined value of many billions of euros, advising on public private partnerships, energy and renewables projects, including the largest offshore wind farms in Europe, infrastructure and utilities investments. If complex project financing is an issue, CMS is the right choice to facilitate solutions between sponsors, lenders and the capital markets. We have done so for international finance institutions such as EIB, EBRD or World Bank and for the most reputable commercial banks.

If you are an investor selling or buying an interest in a concession, a utility business or a PPP deal or if you bid for a contract, you need expert guidance through the complex bidding process. CMS has available experts in applicable national laws on concessions and public procurement. Finally you may want your advisor to help you avoid pitfalls of tax law or public accounting.

Our lawyers have expertise across these sectors, ensuring quick deal completions on terms that make your risks manageable, obey your internal processes and optimise your returns. And if you are facing a potential dispute, we have the experts to support you through dispute resolution procedures or litigation action.

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    Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)

    Co-operation between the public and the private sector in building and running infrastructure facilities or offering public services often takes place within the framework of public private partnerships (PPP). This form of co-operation has considerable advantages and is being ever more used: Not only is the private sector‘s financial power put to use in providing public services, but also their professional expertise.

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    24/05/2019
    FID­IC claims no­ti­fic­a­tion pro­vi­sions: Hong Kong High Court guid­ance
    A re­cent de­cision of the Hong Kong High Court has con­sidered the ef­fect of claims no­ti­fic­a­tion pro­vi­sions which re­quire a con­tract­or to state the con­trac­tu­al basis of a claim. Such a re­quire­ment now forms part of the stand­ard FID­IC claims no­ti­fic­a­tion pro­ced­ure.
    16/04/2019
    The new EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign in­vest­ment is now in force
    On 10 April 2019, the EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) came in­to force, al­low­ing the European Com­mis­sion and Mem­ber States un­til 11 Oc­to­ber 2020 to put in place mech­an­isms and re­sources to com­ply.
    14/03/2019
    Ship­ping and car­bon: EU and IMO sys­tems to align
    On 4 Feb­ru­ary 2019 the European Com­mis­sion (EC) tabled a pro­pos­al con­cern­ing the amend­ment of Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2015/757 on the mon­it­or­ing, re­port­ing and veri­fic­a­tion of car­bon di­ox­ide emis­sions from mari­time trans­port (the “EU MRV Reg­u­la­tion”).
    13/03/2019
    Con­nec­ted Fu­ture - En­ergy Stor­age
    It is re­cog­nised that flex­ib­il­ity in the elec­tri­city sys­tem will be­come in­creas­ingly valu­able in the com­ing years as the wider en­ergy trans­ition, in­clud­ing the great­er pen­et­ra­tion of in­ter­mit­tent, dis­trib­uted gen­er­a­tion and more pro­act­ive con­sumers, across.
    27/02/2019
    Elec­tric Vehicles: in­fra­struc­ture for our con­nec­ted fu­ture
    The up­take of elec­tric vehicles (EVs) has soared in re­cent years (al­beit from a very low base), with jur­is­dic­tions such as Nor­way and The Neth­er­lands cur­rently lead­ing the pack. However, in or­der for a coun­try to be­come a glob­al EV lead­er, it is vi­tal to con­sider.
    31/01/2019
    Com­mis­sion­ing a scrub­ber sys­tem by 31 Decem­ber 2019 is not suf­fi­cient...
    Ship own­ers, ship op­er­at­ors and ship man­agers who are busy pre­par­ing for the up­com­ing high sul­phur fuel oil (“HSFO”) ban which enters in­to force on 1 Janu­ary 2020 will be fa­mil­i­ar with the op­tion to in­stall Ex­haust Gas Clean­ing Sys­tems (EGC­Ss) oth­er­wise known.
    22/11/2018
    New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
    Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it.
    14/02/2018
    New in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in Croa­tia
    In early 2018, the Croa­tian Gov­ern­ment passed a de­cision on pro­mot­ing sev­er­al in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies to a “stra­tegic pro­jects” cat­egory, mak­ing them eli­gible for sim­pli­fied and speedy pro­ced­ures.