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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, 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 Latin America, CMS has valuable experience of the successful procurement and implementation of infrastructure projects, including providing key advice on procurement, project documents and financing strategy.

We have delivered deals in a range of sectors with a combined value of many billions of dollars, advising on public private partnerships, energy and renewables projects, 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. And 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 our ex­per­i­ence in In­fra­struc­ture & Pro­jects in Brazil
A Brazili­an oil com­pany on the struc­tur­ing of own­er­ship in­terests and ca­pa­city rights in a ma­jor off­shore gas pipeline sys­tem, as well as in re­la­tion to claims for vari­ation or­ders un­der the pipeline in­stall­a­tion con­tract res­ult­ing from pro­trac­ted delays in en­vir­on­ment­al li­cens­ing.MRP In­ter­na­tion­al on the reg­u­la­tion of the Porto Mara­vilha urb­an re­devel­op­ment pro­ject in Rio de Janeiro and on its joint ven­ture with the Trump Or­gan­iz­a­tion for the high pro­file Trump Towers Rio pro­ject, one of the largest com­mer­cial prop­erty de­vel­op­ments in Lat­in Amer­ica.FPSO ‘OSX 1’, FPSO ‘OSX 2’, FPSO ‘OSX-3’ in re­spect of sep­ar­ate fin­an­cings of USD 420 mil­lion by a syn­dic­ate led by DVB Group Mer­chant Bank (Asia) Ltd; USD 850 mil­lion from a sep­ar­ate syn­dic­ate, and the is­sue of USD 500 mil­lion se­cured bonds, ar­ranged and man­aged by Pareto Se­cur­it­ies and DnB Mar­kets in Nor­we­gi­an High Yield Debt mar­ket. Pro­ceeds were em­ployed in the con­struc­tion and op­er­a­tion of these oil pro­duc­tion plat­forms.OSX Con­strução Nav­al on con­tracts for con­struc­tion of a ma­jor shipyard com­plex to sup­ply ves­sels and plat­forms to the off­shore oil and gas in­dustry, in­clud­ing the in­ter­na­tion­al pro­cure­ment of ma­jor items of ma­chinery and equip­ment and ad­vice on claims re­lat­ing to delays, de­mur­rage, dam­age in trans­it, de­fects and vari­ation or­ders.OSX Leas­ing Group on con­tracts for the con­struc­tion of two fixed well­head plat­forms for use in the de­vel­op­ment of oil­fields off­shore Brazil, as well the sep­ar­ate pro­cure­ment of drilling pack­age units and ves­sels and ser­vices for the in­stall­a­tion and off­shore in­teg­ra­tion of the plat­forms.En­eva on the call­ing of per­form­ance bonds with banks in Italy and Por­tugal in re­la­tion to breaches by its EPC con­tract­or for the con­struc­tion of a thermal power plant in the north east of Brazil, and in re­la­tion to ar­bit­ra­tion and Eng­lish High Court pro­ceed­ings brought against an equip­ment sup­pli­er.GDF Suez En­ergy on vari­ous ma­jor con­struc­tion pro­jects and dis­putes across Lat­in Amer­ica, in­clud­ing for power plants, trans­mis­sion lines and LNG im­port­a­tion fa­cil­it­ies in Peru, Chile, Ur­uguay and Brazil.Bank of Amer­ica Leas­ing on BAML on its par­ti­cip­a­tion in a Brazili­an drill­ship fin­an­cing, in­clud­ing due di­li­gence re­view on the un­der­ly­ing cred­it doc­u­ment­a­tion and ad­vice on com­mer­cial terms, bankab­il­ity and, in par­tic­u­lar, product and as­set li­ab­il­ity.A Float­ing LNG com­pany on the pro­posed pre- and post-de­liv­ery fin­an­cing of an FS­RU ves­sel on charter in Brazili­an ter­rit­ori­al wa­ters.A European sup­pli­er of con­crete and steel struc­ture to civil en­gin­eer­ing pro­jects on its entry in­to the Brazili­an mar­ket, tax struc­tur­ing and con­tract­ing mat­ters.Please down­load the print ver­sion be­low

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16/03/2015
CMS re­cog­nised in Lat­in Law­yer 250
CMS has for the first time been lis­ted in the Lat­in Law­yer 250, the dir­ect­ory of Lat­in Amer­ica's lead­ing law firms. As Lat­in Law­yer writes, "CMS is new to the in­ter­na­tion­al chapter this year, ad­mit­ted be­cause of its loc­al pres­ence in the ma­jor eco­nom­ies a
05 June 2020
Ad­vance pay­ment bonds: “step­ping down” pro­vi­sions and more guid­ance on...
Last month we re­por­ted on a TCC de­cision which con­sidered the re­quire­ments for mak­ing and re­ject­ing a de­mand un­der an ad­vance pay­ment bond sub­ject to the URDG. Very sim­il­ar is­sues have now been con­sidered...
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...
07 May 2020
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...
28 April 2020
In­dir­ect and con­sequen­tial loss ex­clu­sions: Eng­lish law holds the line...
A Tech­no­logy and Con­struc­tion Court de­cision last week has con­sidered a dir­ect at­tack on the tra­di­tion­ally nar­row in­ter­pret­a­tion giv­en by the Eng­lish courts to in­dir­ect and con­sequen­tial loss ex­clu­sion...
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...
03 October 2019
Use of Dis­pute Boards: one of FIDIC's five Golden Prin­ciples
FID­IC has re­cently pub­lished de­tailed guid­ance as to the five “Golden Prin­ciples” first in­cluded with the FID­IC 2017 suite of con­tracts. These prin­ciples seek to identi­fy lim­its to the types of amend­ments...
19 July 2019
Po­s­eidon Prin­ciples and re­spons­ible ship fin­an­cing
On 18th June 2019, 11 banks with col­lect­ively over $100bn in as­sets and rep­res­ent­ing nearly 20% of the glob­al ship fin­ance signed a glob­al frame­work agree­ment, called the Po­s­eidon Prin­ciples. These are...
24 May 2019
FID­IC claims no­ti­fic­a­tion pro­vi­sions: Hong Kong High Court guid­ance
A re­cent de­cision of the Hong Kong High Court has con­sidered the ef­fect of claims no­ti­fic­a­tion pro­vi­sions which re­quire a con­tract­or to state the con­trac­tu­al basis of a claim. Such a re­quire­ment now forms...