One of Germany’s leading providers of legal advice on infrastructure projects
Complexity and diversity are key features of infrastructure projects and their financing. CMS Germany offers you legal advice that delivers efficient support for complex construction and development projects by applying innovative practical solutions.
With more than 80 lawyers, our Infrastructure and Projects sector group is among the largest of its kind in Germany. As such, we have in-depth knowledge of all aspects of infrastructure projects and their financing.
We combine size with experience and specialist knowledge
Our sector group offers scale combined with the high-quality legal advice that is typical of CMS. All the lawyers have wide-ranging knowledge of the infrastructure field, backed by many years' experience in the development and financing of large-scale projects.
From solar park to airport – we have the legal expertise
Our expertise covers the financing of infrastructure projects in all relevant areas:
- Energy (in particular solar and wind power plants)
- Transport (in particular motorways, roads, ports, shipping, railways and airports)
- Other sectors (especially industrial plants and construction)
Our national and international client base includes project developers, financial institutions and investors, the public sector, construction companies and infrastructure users. We advise them on all aspects of preparing, structuring, financing and implementing infrastructure projects.
Lawyers from multiple practice areas advise on your infrastructure project
You will be assisted by a legal team that brings together expertise covering all the relevant areas of law: public procurement, construction, real estate, public law, banking and finance, as well as bank regulation law. Lawyers from other areas, such as employment, insurance and tax law, are called in as needed.
We provide support for:
- Legal design of projects
- Structuring, preparation and assistance with invitations to tender and contract award
- Reviewing and negotiating all relevant project contracts and assessing legal risks
- Obtaining official permits and approvals (particularly under the German Federal Building Code (BauGB), German Emission Control Act (BImSchG))
- Reviewing and negotiating finance and collateral agreements