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As a sponsor, lender or public sector organisation, you require legal advisors who can help you succeed in complex infrastructure and project financing transactions. Whether you are involved in public works programmes or private sector financing in the areas of transport, health, education, waste, energy, defence, IT/telecoms, leisure, custodial & justice, ports, rail, roads or water, you can depend on the leading lawyers in major infrastructure projects and related project financing throughout the world.  CMS has valuable experience across the Middle East region of the successful procurement and implementation of infrastructure projects, including providing key advice on procurement, project documents and financing strategy.  

We have delivered deals in a range of sectors with a combined value of many billions of dollars, advising on public private partnerships, energy and renewables projects, including large offshore wind farms, infrastructure and utilities investments and a range of other development and corporate finance transactions. If you are an investor selling or buying an interest in a concession, a utility business or a PPP deal, you need expert guidance through the complex bidding process. Our lawyers have helped shape transactions across these sectors, ensuring quick deal completions on terms that 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. Whatever your situation, we have the track record and the people to help. With over 200 lawyers working in this sector, we can support your transaction in virtually any part of the world including the UK, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, the Middle East, Turkiye, India, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Highlights of our experience in Infrastructure & Projects in UAE
Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority in relation to a project with Societe Internationale De Dessalement, SAß, for the installation, development, operation and management of a prototype for the conversion...
07/12/2023
COP28: how the law can unite, act and deliver the UN SDGs
The law, and the work of lawyers, should enable countries, communities and companies to deliver the changes needed to achieve the UN SDGs and the Paris Agreement. As COP28 urges us to unite, act and deliver, Advocates for International Development (A

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19/06/2024
Overview of the EU-Australia Memorandum of Understanding on Critical and...
The European Union (“EU”) and Australia on 28 May 2024 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to forge a partnership aimed at developing a secure, stable, ethical, and sustainable supply...
18/06/2024
UAE’s new Maritime Law – a closer look at the revised law on vessel arrests
The UAE government recently issued Federal Decree-Law No 43 of 2023 on Maritime Law, which came into effect on 29 March 2024 (the “Maritime Law”).The Maritime Law aims to modernise the legal framework...
11/06/2024
UAE introduces new Maritime Law to boost shipping industry
Introduction  The UAE government recently issued Federal Decree-Law No 43 of 2023 on Maritime Law, which came into effect on 29 March 2024 (the “Maritime Law”).The Maritime Law aims to modernise...
19/01/2024
CBAM: Just over a week to comply
As the deadline for the first Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) report approaches on January 31st, it is crucial for undertakings engaged in importing relevant goods into the European Union to...
01/12/2023
Sustainable Infrastructure in the UAE – Top 8 before COP28 mini series
Sustainable and energy efficient infrastructure is essential for achieving ambitious carbon neutrality goals on a global scale. In 2018, the buildings and construction sector accounted for 36% of final...
13/06/2023
UAE Corporate Tax Law: When does a non-resident juridical person have a...
BackgroundThe UAE enacted its Corporate Tax Law (the “CTL”) in December 2022 (Federal Decree-Law No. (47) of 2022 on the Taxation of Corporations and Businesses). The CTL came into force on 1 June...
05/06/2023
UAE Corporate Tax Law: What Constitutes Qualifying Income for Free Zone...
BackgroundThe UAE enacted its Corporate Tax Law (the “CTL”) in December 2022 (Federal Decree-Law No. (47) of 2022 on the Taxation of Corporations and Businesses). The CTL came into force on 1 June...
24/04/2023
Corporate Tax Thought Leadership Series: Anti-Abuse Rules for Small Business...
BackgroundThe UAE enacted its Corporate Tax Law in December 2022 (Federal Decree-Law No. (47) of 2022 on the Taxation of Corporations and Businesses). The Corporate Tax Law applies with effect from 1...
14/04/2023
The legal framework for sustainable family businesses in the Kingdom
BackgroundThe new Saudi Companies Law issued through Cabinet Decision No 678/1443 is a landmark legislation that has sown the seeds for a sustainable family business ecosystem. The provisions regarding...
12/04/2023
UAE Corporate Tax: Small Business Relief Criteria
BackgroundThe UAE issued its landmark Corporate Tax Law in December 2022 (Federal Decree-Law No. (47) of 2022 on the Taxation of Corporations and Businesses). The Corporate Tax Law applies with effect...
20/02/2023
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in the United Arab Emirates and...
With the transport sector accounting for a major part of greenhouse emissions in the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”), the rapid take up of Electric Vehicles...
01/06/2022
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