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Infrastructure & Projects

The infrastructure sector is one of the priorities for the Colombian Government due to its impact on the economic growth of the country. Local and foreign investors are actively participating, or are interested in participating, in ambitious infrastructure projects which include highways, railways and airports, among others.

To achieve this, concessionaires, contractors, private investors and public entities must overcome significant challenges associated with the application and interpretation of regulations regarding public procurement and its interaction with the regulations regarding private law.

CMS has advised both public entities and private companies in some of the most significant and sophisticated infrastructure projects in Colombia, not only in connection with the bidding process but also in structuring, designing and implementing such projects under concession and PPP schemes.

Our Firms has significant experience advising clients on due diligence process for the acquisition of infrastructure projects and for assessing their bankability, as well as in the structuring and negotiation of the project’s financing and its material contracts.

Our services are underpinned by significant experience in major infrastructure disputes. We have represented clients in major litigation before courts and arbitration panels.

We have a team of professionals that offer a unique combination of deep knowledge on public procurement related matters with extensive experience in project finance and anticorruption regulations in connection with infrastructure projects.  This allows us to address and understand the specific requirements of each project and provide a comprehensive service.


Reg­u­la­tion for the treat­ment of the pay­ment right by func­tion­al units on...
The Pub­lic-Private Part­ner­ship (PPP) re­gime was in­tro­duced in Colom­bia with the is­su­ance of Law 1508 of 2012 and so the concept of func­tion­al unit for in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects. It is im­port­ant to re­call...
BRI - View from LatAm
China’s Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive (BRI) is where some of the key is­sues of our time in­ter­sect, in­clud­ing glob­al­isa­tion, sus­tain­ab­il­ity, the mod­ern­isa­tion of in­fra­struc­ture, new tech­no­logy and health­care. But it also marks the con­ver­gence of some ser­i­ous con­cerns, such as en­vir­on­ment­al pro­tec­tion, in­ter­na­tion­al debt, the Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic and, in­creas­ingly, geo­pol­it­ic­al ten­sions between the US and China.Our new re­port shows that sen­ti­ment to­wards BRI in Lat­in Amer­ica re­mains re­l­at­ively pos­it­ive, des­pite such head­winds. From the in­volve­ment of Chinese busi­nesses in Panama Canal ports to Chinese in­vest­ments in lith­i­um min­ing and re­new­able en­ergy, trans-Pa­cific con­nec­tions between Lat­in Amer­ic­an eco­nom­ies and China’s Asi­an power­house con­tin­ue to grow.China’s am­bi­tions to ad­vance Belt and Road co­oper­a­tion high­light the po­ten­tial for BRI to help na­tions in Lat­in Amer­ica bridge the re­gion’s massive in­fra­struc­ture gap and re­cov­er from the ter­rible dam­age of the pan­dem­ic, as well as of­fer­ing many new op­por­tun­it­ies for re­gion­al busi­nesses and in­vestors. 
What does Chin­a's Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive mean for Lat­in Amer­ica?
The Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive (BRI) is China’s in­fra­struc­ture and fin­an­cing ini­ti­at­ive, de­vel­op­ing glob­al land and sea trade routes around the world. Many Lat­in Amer­ic­an na­tions have signed agree­ments...