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As a sponsor, lender or public sector organisation, you require legal advisors who can help you successfully handle 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 will get the legal advice you need from us. 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, Turkey, India, Africa, Asia and the Americas. 

We have delivered deals in the social, transport and energy sectors with a combined value of many billions of euros, advising on public private partnerships (PPP), energy and renewables projects, 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 throughout the complex bidding process. Through our expertise in areas such as project structuring and development, construction, regulatory compliance, financing to project tendering, 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.

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Does the Coronavir­us Out­break con­sti­tute Force Ma­jeure?
04 Feb 20
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Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
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A re­cent IC­SID tribunal has up­held jur­is­dic­tion over a dis­pute con­cern­ing an al­leged set­tle­ment agree­ment arising from con­tract­or claims on a ma­jor in­fra­struc­ture pro­ject in the Re­pub­lic of Mozam­bi­que....
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04 Nov 19
In­tro­du­cing the FID­IC Em­er­ald Book
Earli­er this year FID­IC re­leased its new “Em­er­ald Book” – Con­di­tions of Con­tract for Un­der­ground Works. This ad­di­tion to the FID­IC suite seeks to fill a gap amongst stand­ard forms as a spe­cial­ist...
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A de­cision of an Aus­trali­an court last month has con­sidered the evid­en­tial re­quire­ments for prov­ing delay claims in con­struc­tion dis­putes. The de­cision com­ments on the rel­ev­ance of the 2nd Edi­tion of...
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PPP in Europe
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Quantum meruit claims after ter­min­a­tion: a chan­ging of the tide?
A de­cision of the Hight Court of Aus­tralia earli­er this week has held that resti­tu­tion­ary claims on a quantum meruit (i.e. reas­on­able price) basis by con­tract­ors after the ter­min­a­tion of a con­struc­tion...
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Help­ing China to in­vest in CEE
03 Oct 19
In­ter­im meas­ures in Main­land Chinese courts in aid of Hong Kong-seated...
On 1 Oc­to­ber 2019, the Ar­range­ment Con­cern­ing Mu­tu­al As­sist­ance in Court-ordered In­ter­im Meas­ures in Aid of Ar­bit­ral Pro­ceed­ings (the “Ar­range­ment”), con­cluded between China’s Su­preme People’s...