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Whether you are an employer/owner, contractor, funder/investor or you are buying an interest in a project that is under construction or has recently been completed, you need documents that reflect your risk profile, protect your interests and promote collaborative working and optimum project delivery.

Drafting those agreements and implementing the rights and obligations that flow from them becomes key to avoiding, managing and resolving disputes successfully.

Understanding where, how and why problems arise enables us to devise winning strategies to protect our clients and to craft agreements that facilitate project delivery. Preventing and managing disputes is given top priority. We advise on the full range of domestic and international disputes procedures.

One of the first firms to recognise construction law as a specialist area and create a dedicated team, our global practice focuses on understanding each client’s business and delivering advice in this context.

Through close relationships with our clients and the sectors in which they operate, we help deliver construction, engineering, infrastructure and energy projects. We advise on every aspect from inception and procurement through funding and building to commissioning and operation.

Working closely with colleagues specialising in real estate development and project finance, insurance, tax, procurement law, planning, energy and environmental law, our full service Construction Team has a market-leading track record of advising on a diverse range of transactions and disputes concerning some of the largest, most complex and high profile projects in the world.

"The construction team is very strong. Unfailingly good quality from associate to partner level – high energy levels, very strong on client relations and has the ability to deal with different people with different backgrounds. Unflappable during very challenging matters – very responsive."

Legal 500, 2022

"CMS is now such a well-resourced and capable team that it is difficult to understand why anyone would go anywhere else for complex, high-value matters."

Legal 500, 2022

"They have amazing depth and good lawyers, are good at the technical detail and have very good management skills."

Legal 500, 2022

"The lawyers at CMS appreciate the need to contextualise their advice. We want to be told what the answer is, and CMS avoids sitting on the fence."

Chambers and Partners, 2020

"A 'fantastic group' and 'a team in which everyone is playing to their own excellent strengths'."

Chambers and Partners, 2020

"It is a confident and user-friendly team which roundly produces top-quality, commercial advice in tune with the business timescales we are working to."

Chambers, 2018

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Development Work
Whether your development is commercial, residential, mixed use or of a regeneration nature, we are involved in some of the most significant projects a
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Energy & Mining
Whether you are in the public sector, a utility, energy company, investor or contractor, we act for participants worldwide across the energy industrie
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Facilities Management
In managing their assets, businesses face an uphill battle as they weigh the growing demand for a high quality built environment (with the requisite s
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Infrastructure assets require special attention. Key to their operational success is the design, performance specification, completion and commissioni
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