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Infrastructure & Projects

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As a sponsor, lender or public sector organisation, you require legal advisors who can help you successfully handle 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 will get the legal advice you need from us. 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.

We have delivered deals in the social, economic and energy 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. 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.

Construction

The preeminent I&P team can rely on a strong group of construction lawyers; these international professionals, based in over 40 jurisdictions, are well versed in the intricate relationships among the various parties present in a construction project, in the complicated network of contract documents, and in the construction process itself. They advise clients across the globe on all their construction-related legal needs, from the drafting of tender and project documentation to the resolution of disputes arising out of projects. 

Our experience in construction services include:

  • drafting and negotiating of relevant contracts (architect's and engineering, construction, plant engineering, project development; 
  • advise and coordination during panning and construction phase until and after taking over; and
  • Engineering and Construction disputes (alternative and state dispute resolution).

Our construction client base spans from governments and states, energy and utility companies, lenders, developers and contractors, and we offer them the insight into the shifting legal landscape.

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June 2019
CMS In­fra­struc­ture & Pro­jects Glob­al Bro­chure
To meet do­mest­ic and glob­al growth ex­pect­a­tions a huge amount of in­fra­struc­ture will need to be built, re­built, re­fur­bished or ret­ro­fit­ted. The scale and in­vest­ment re­quired to plug this in­fra­struc­ture...
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The 2019 In­fra­struc­ture In­dex is now avail­able.  Click here to view Bridging Con­tin­ents, the 2019 In­fra­struc­ture In­dex. Cre­at­ing an at­tract­ive en­vir­on­ment for in­vestors in in­fra­struc­ture is no easy...
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The Ukrain­i­an Par­lia­ment un­blocks large-scale privat­isa­tion
On 30 March 2021, the Ukrain­i­an Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted Draft Law No. 4543, which un­blocks auc­tion sales of state-owned com­pan­ies and as­sets that are sub­ject to large-scale privat­isa­tion. As we re­por­ted earli­er...
08 April 2021
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22 April 2021
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01 April 2021
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31 March 2021
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29 March 2021
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24 March 2021
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22 March 2021
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New ap­proach to reg­u­lat­ing ex­ten­ded pro­du­cer re­spons­ib­il­ity in Rus­sia
At the end of 2020, the Rus­si­an gov­ern­ment’s ad­min­is­tra­tion ap­proved a concept for im­prov­ing the no­tion of ex­ten­ded pro­du­cer re­spons­ib­il­ity (the “Concept”). The Concept could already have a short-term...