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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, Turkiye, 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.


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.

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...
Glob­al In­fra­struc­ture In­vest­ments Op­por­tun­it­ies - CMS In­fra­struc­ture In­dex
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...
Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive
China’s Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive con­tin­ues to evolve, of­fer­ing new op­por­tun­it­ies...


Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2022/2023
The year 2022 star­ted with vari­ous chal­lenges, in­clud­ing rising in­fla­tion and en­ergy prices. Then the Rus­si­an in­va­sion of Ukraine ad­ded yet an­oth­er one. Non­ethe­less, the M&A mar­ket in emer­ging European coun­tries proved to be ex­tremely re­si­li­ent. The re­gion saw M&A activ­ity main­tain a steady pace, though deal val­ues were not­ably lower. Also, vari­ations could be ob­served across ter­rit­or­ies and sec­tors. While 2022 brought a unique set of chal­lenges, deal­mak­ing largely com­pared fa­vour­ably to pre-pan­dem­ic levels.Wel­come to the 2022/23 edi­tion of the Emer­ging Europe re­port.
The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment Draft Long-Term Plan for Ves­sels and Ports - Con­sulta­tion
The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment has pub­lished a draft Long-Term plan for ves­sels and ports on the Clyde & Hebrides (CHFS) and North­ern Isles (NIFS) net­works (2023 – 2045). This is the first ele­ment of its Is­lands...
TMT World Con­gress 2023
CMS law­yers are pleased to be at­tend­ing the TMT World Con­gress 2023 held in Lon­don on 25-26 Janu­ary.Be­low you can find an over­view of our at­tend­ing part­ners, rep­res­ent­ing a large range of jur­is­dic­tions and prac­tice areas. To ar­range a meet­ing, please con­tact the in­di­vidu­al law­yers dir­ectly.Ad­di­tion­ally, the fol­low­ing CMS part­ners will be par­ti­cip­at­ing in these dis­cus­sions:Glob­al Co-Head of the TMC Group Dora Pet­rányi is par­ti­cip­at­ing in the CEO Fireside Chat - Strategies for the next wave of con­sol­id­a­tion, con­ver­gence and com­pet­i­tion, Thursday 26 Janu­ary (10:25 – 10:40)Glob­al Co-Head of Com­mu­nic­a­tions Anne Chitan will mod­er­ate the M&A Pan­el - Is there enough band­width for con­tin­ued con­nectiv­ity trans­ac­tions?, Wed­nes­day 25 Janu­ary (11:30 – 12:10)Chair of Tech­no­logy, Me­dia and Com­mu­nic­a­tions sec­tor group Chris Wat­son will mod­er­ate the break-out ses­sion - The Road to Re­spons­ible Data Pro­cessing - Im­prov­ing Data­centre ESG out­comes, Wed­nes­day 25 Janu­ary (14:00 – 14:50)At CMS, we have some of Europe’s lead­ing leg­al spe­cial­ists in the tech­no­logy, me­dia and com­mu­nic­a­tions sec­tor. Our Di­git­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions In­fra­struc­ture Team com­bines ex­cep­tion­al ex­pert­ise in pro­ject and struc­tured fin­ance, com­pet­i­tion reg­u­la­tion and large-scale in­vest­ment, while our mar­ket-lead­ing tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions team has dec­ades of ex­per­i­ence in the tech­no­logy and com­mu­nic­a­tions space, in­clud­ing strong ex­pert­ise in the areas of fibre, towers, sub­sea cables, net­work shar­ing, data centres and satel­lite.To find out more about CMS Di­git­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions In­fra­struc­ture cap­ab­il­it­ies, vis­it our Di­git­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions In­fra­struc­ture sec­tion.For fur­ther in­form­a­tion, please see our part­ners at­tend­ing the con­gress in the gal­lery be­low and an over­view of all our ex­pert­ise areas.
The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment Hy­dro­gen Ac­tion Plan
Hy­dro­gen Ac­tion Plan The plan (pub­lished on 12 Decem­ber 2022) was cre­ated in light of the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s vis­ion for Scot­land to be­come a lead­ing hy­dro­gen na­tion. Re­cog­nising the op­por­tun­ity open...
HY-Heat - UK Hy­dro­gen-Boil­er Stand­ards and Ef­fi­ciency
On 13 Decem­ber 2022, BEIS pub­lished a suite of hy­dro­gen-re­lated an­nounce­ments re­lated to de­vel­op­ing the low-car­bon hy­dro­gen pro­jects in the UK. As part of this an­nounce­ment, BEIS pub­lished a con­sulta­tion...
Busi­ness Rates: The ef­fect of the Au­tumn State­ment 2022
Sum­mary On 17 Novem­ber 2022 the Chan­cel­lor presen­ted the Au­tumn State­ment, which re­vealed a pack­age of sup­port to help with busi­ness rates worth a pro­jec­ted £13.6 bil­lion over the next 5 years.  The...
Syn­thet­ic LIBOR up­date: 3 month syn­thet­ic ster­ling LIBOR to cease end March...
On 23 Novem­ber 2022 the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (the “FCA”) an­nounced that the 3 month syn­thet­ic ster­ling LIBOR set­ting will cease per­man­ently at the end of March 2024.  The FCA also launched...
Prob­lems with con­cur­rent leases and the Elec­tron­ic Com­mu­nic­a­tions Code
In Au­gust this year, the Up­per Tribunal pub­lished a de­cision which iden­ti­fies a ser­i­ous gap in Sched­ule 3A of the Com­mu­nic­a­tions Act 2003 (the Elec­tron­ic Com­mu­nic­a­tions Code) (“Code”) and raises con­cerns...
Hill­side and NPF4: An Event­ful Week for Plan­ning in Scot­land
Hill­side The Su­preme Court has re­cently is­sued its eagerly an­ti­cip­ated judg­ment in the Hill­side case, which con­sidered the im­plic­a­tions of over­lap­ping plan­ning per­mis­sions. The Hill­side judg­ment is ar­gu­ably...
Twenty's Plenty: Free­dom of In­form­a­tion re­form, twenty years on?
Twenty years since the Free­dom of In­form­a­tion (Scot­land) Act 2002 was in­tro­duced, a con­sulta­tion based on a pro­posed Free­dom of In­form­a­tion Re­form (Scot­land) Bill has been launched (clos­ing on 02 Feb­ru­ary...
Hill­side Re­vis­ited 4: Phys­ic­al dif­fer­ences must be ma­ter­i­al?
1. In­tro­duc­tion This is the fourth Law-Now in a series on the Su­preme Court’s judg­ment in Hill­side Parks Ltd v Snow­do­nia Na­tion­al Park Au­thor­ity. The first Law-Now is avail­able here, the second here...
Hill­side Re­vis­ited 3 – Sage Ad­vice – De­vel­op­ment pur­su­ant to a plan­ning...
In the third in our series of Law-Nows look­ing at the Su­preme Court’s judg­ment in Hill­side[1], we con­sider how the Su­preme Court has cla­ri­fied the ap­plic­ab­il­ity of the Sage[2] prin­ciple. The Su­preme...