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Infrastructure & Projects

The infrastructure sector is one of the priorities of the Colombian government due to its direct influence on the country’s economic growth. Local and foreign investors are actively participating, or are interested in participating, in ambitious infrastructure projects, including roads, railways, and airports, among other projects.

For this purpose, concessionaires, contractors, investors, private companies and state entities must overcome significant challenges associated with the application and interpretation of public procurement regulation and its interaction with private law.

At CMS Rodríguez-Azuero we understand the importance of articulating our specialized expertise with the Firm´s full-service offering and, therefore, we offer a unique combination, in a single team of lawyers with true expertise in public procurement and administrative law, infrastructure projects and Project Finance, and anti-corruption regulations.

Our structure allows us to address and truly understand the complexities of each project, and provide all the services required by our Clients, both state and state-owned and private entities. Our services include, among others:

  • Drafting of legal memorandums regarding infrastructure projects, Project Finance and anti-corruption regulations;
  • Advice and support of Clients in the structuring and evaluation of infrastructure projects, whether under traditional public works contracts, concession agreements, and public private partnerships (PPPs);
  • Performing due diligence on construction or infrastructure projects in connection with investments or M&A deals, joint venture initiatives or financing transactions;
  • Advice and support of Clients, both lenders and borrowers, in connection with the financing of construction and infrastructure projects, the design and structuring of security packages, and the drafting and negotiation of all transaction documents;
  • Drafting, advising and negotiating EPC, O&M and other material contracts for the development of construction and infrastructure projects.

Likewise, we have significant experience advising and representing both private contractors and state and state-owned entities in disputes before the administrative jurisdiction, arbitration panels and friendly settlement procedures in disputes related to
public works contracts, construction projects, road and airport infrastructure projects and energy projects, among others.


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