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As a sponsor, lender or public sector organisation, you require legal advisors who can help you succeed in 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, automotive and petrochemical industries, defence, IT/telecoms, leisure, custodial & justice, ports, rail, roads or water, you can depend on the leading lawyers in major infrastructure projects and related project financing throughout the world.

In Central and Eastern Europe, CMS has valuable experience of the successful procurement and implementation of infrastructure projects, including providing key advice on procurement, project documents and financing strategy.

The team is highly responsive, business-minded, commercial and pragmatic.

We have delivered deals in a range of sectors with a combined value of many billions of euros, advising on public private partnerships, energy and renewables projects, including the largest offshore wind farms in Europe, 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 through the complex bidding process. Our lawyers have helped shape transactions across these sectors, ensuring quick deal completions on terms that optimise your returns.

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. 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. 

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High­lights of ex­per­i­ence in In­fra­struc­ture & Pro­jects in Hun­gary
Cent­ral European Uni­versity on renov­at­ing and ex­tend­ing its cam­pus build­ings. As­sisted the cli­ent in con­nec­tion with the tender pro­ced­ure and the draft­ing of the gen­er­al con­tract­or agree­ment.Hun­gari­an State Mo­tor­way Com­pany on the plan­ning, im­ple­ment­a­tion and con­struc­tion of the Elec­tron­ic Road Toll Col­lec­tion Sys­tem in Hun­gary and the ini­tial phase of its op­er­a­tion. Leg­al as­sist­ance in the pre­par­a­tion of draft le­gis­lat­ive and gov­ern­ment de­crees and de­cisions as well as pre­par­a­tion of vari­ous agree­ments.Apollo Tyres on their green­field in­vest­ment in Hun­gary, in­clud­ing ne­go­ti­at­ing cash in­cent­ive agree­ment, ac­quis­i­tion of site, con­struc­tion of the plant and all is­sues in con­nec­tion with the set­ting-up of their Hun­gari­an op­er­a­tions.Hun­gari­an gas trans­mis­sion sys­tem op­er­at­or on the de­vel­op­ment of the Hun­gari­an-Ro­mani­an and the Hun­gari­an-Croa­tian high-pres­sure, cross-bor­der gas in­ter­con­nec­tion pipeline.MOL, the Hun­gari­an oil & gas com­pany on the de­vel­op­ment of the Hun­gari­an stra­tegic un­der­ground nat­ur­al gas stor­age and on the de­vel­op­ment of a syn­thet­ic rub­ber man­u­fac­tur­ing and poly­ol pro­duc­tion pro­jects in Hun­gary.Please down­load the print ver­sion be­low.


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20 April 2020
CEE Green­field Guide
This guide to in­vest­ment in the Cent­ral and East­ern European (“CEE”) re­gion is in­ten­ded to help po­ten­tial in­vestors un­der­stand what in­cent­ives are avail­able when in­vest­ing in the lead­ing coun­tries in CEE. It also sets out in­form­a­tion about the pro­cess for
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The use of ex­perts in in­ter­na­tion­al con­struc­tion dis­putes: con­flicts of...
A re­cent de­cision of the Tech­no­logy and Con­struc­tion Court ap­pears to be the first re­por­ted Eng­lish de­cision to up­hold a fudi­ciary duty of loy­alty in an ex­pert wit­ness ap­point­ment. The find­ing in this...
June 2019
CMS in Hun­gary 2019
CMS’ Bud­apest of­fice has been act­ive in Hun­gary since 1989. Our award-win­ning team of 75 law­yers ad­vises na­tion­al and in­ter­na­tion­al or­gan­isa­tions on the full range of com­mer­cial law. Down­load our bro­chure to find out more about us.
07 May 2020
GRESB 2020 – It’s Ques­tion Time!
GRESB has launched its 2020 Real Es­tate As­sess­ment. GRESB is the lead­ing glob­al En­vir­on­ment­al, So­cial and Gov­ernance (ESG) bench­mark for the real es­tate and in­fra­struc­ture in­dus­tries. It is a vol­un­tary...
08 May 2018
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
30 March 2020
EU Com­mis­sion calls for closer scru­tiny of for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment
Non-EU in­vestors may be con­fron­ted with more ri­gid clear­ance pro­cesses when at­tempt­ing to ac­quire EU com­pan­ies as a res­ult of an un­pre­ced­en­ted call for ac­tion by the European Com­mis­sion. In a policy pa­per...
25 April 2018
CMS cor­por­ate com­pli­ance
CMS in Hun­gary has a wealth of ex­per­i­ence in help­ing cli­ents to re­solve their com­pli­ance is­sues. Our team of 12 ex­perts have rep­res­en­ted mul­tina­tion­al cor­por­a­tions and lead­ing loc­al busi­nesses in a wide vari­ety of com­plex com­pli­ance re­views, in­tern­al and
27 November 2019
In­vest­ment ar­bit­ra­tion and con­struc­tion con­tracts: jur­is­dic­tion over an­cil­lary...
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....
04 November 2019
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...
17 October 2019
Delay ana­lys­is un­der the mi­cro­scope: com­mon sense wins out over meth­od­o­logy
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...
11 October 2019
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...
08 October 2019
Latest po­s­i­tion on EU tax­onomy reg­u­la­tion re sus­tain­able fin­ance
On 24 Septem­ber 2019, the EU Coun­cil pub­lished this 'I' Item Note giv­ing its ma­jor­ity ap­prov­al to pro­ceed with the next stage in the le­gis­lat­ive jour­ney of the “Tax­onomy Reg­u­la­tion”, be­ing in­vit­ing...