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Infrastructure & Projects

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.

25/07/2019
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...
29/11/2017
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...

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27/01/2022
Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2021/2022
Fol­low­ing glob­al trends, the M&A mar­ket in emer­ging Europe surged in 2021— more money was spent on ac­quis­i­tions and in­vest­ments than in any of the pre­vi­ous sev­en years. After a re­l­at­ively poor show­ing in 2020, trans­ac­tion volume also bounced back to pre-pan­dem­ic levels. Not only did dir­ect ac­quis­i­tions and in­vest­ments fare well, but stock mar­ket list­ings also reached un­pre­ced­en­ted levels. Has the M&A mar­ket in emer­ging Europe scaled new heights?Wel­come to the 2021/22 edi­tion of the Emer­ging Europe re­port.
25/01/2022
Re­ima­gin­ing CEE: EU Tax­onomy re­port­ing has be­gun for banks and busi­nesses...
Wel­come to the first edi­tion of our ‘Re­ima­gin­ing CEE’ series, reg­u­lar Law-Now e-alerts dis­cuss­ing ESG-re­lated up­dates with a par­tic­u­lar fo­cus on the im­pact on busi­nesses across Cent­ral and East­ern...
21/01/2022
Get­ting warm­er – What ap­point­ing Ofgem as Heat Net­works reg­u­lat­or means...
On 29 Decem­ber 2021, the De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy & In­dus­tri­al Strategy (BEIS) pub­lished its “re­sponse” (the “Re­sponse”) to the “Heat Net­works: Build­ing a Mar­ket Frame­work” con­sulta­tion...
12/01/2022
Im­port­ant an­nounce­ment on the clad­ding crisis
Sum­mary The Gov­ern­ment has giv­en res­id­en­tial prop­erty de­velopers a dead­line of early March 2022 to agree a fully fun­ded plan of ac­tion to fix the clad­ding crisis in Eng­land. Fail­ure to do so may lead...
10/01/2022
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
06/01/2022
Pub­lic pro­cure­ment – new thresholds for 2022
The pub­lic pro­cure­ment thresholds have changed for the United King­dom (Eng­land and Wales, North­ern Ire­land and Scot­land), ef­fect­ive from 1 Janu­ary 2022.  These changes are com­mu­nic­ated in Pro­cure­ment...
05/01/2022
New Amend­ments to the PRC Civil Pro­ced­ure Law
On 24 Decem­ber 2021, the 32nd ses­sion of the 13th Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Na­tion­al People's Con­gress (“NPC”) of the People's Re­pub­lic of China ("PRC") ap­proved amend­ments to the PRC Civil Pro­ced­ure...
23/12/2021
Post-Brexit pro­cure­ment re­forms to take shape in 2022
Earli­er this month, the Cab­in­et Of­fice pub­lished its plans for trans­form­ing pub­lic pro­cure­ment rules post-Brexit. The plans in­volve in­tro­du­cing le­gis­la­tion next year to be ad­op­ted and im­ple­men­ted though...
30/11/2021
In­dustry of fu­ture: Rus­sia ap­proves ex­pand­ing elec­tric trans­port
The Rus­si­an gov­ern­ment has ap­proved the Concept for the De­vel­op­ment of Pro­duc­tion and Use of Elec­tric Vehicles in Rus­sia un­til 2030*. Form­ally ap­proved in Au­gust 2021, the Concept sets the key dir­ec­tions...
25/11/2021
Plan­ning for the En­vir­on­ment - The En­vir­on­ment Act 2021
The En­vir­on­ment Act sets out the UK’s post-Brexit take on en­vir­on­ment­al pro­tec­tion rules. It has been 3 years in the mak­ing and in­tro­duces im­port­ant new re­quire­ments for plan­ners and de­velopers. Biod­iversity...
15/11/2021
Key tax changes for the real es­tate sec­tor – Au­tumn Budget 2021 and the...
Against the back­drop of sev­er­al con­sulta­tions cov­er­ing real es­tate taxes – such as the re­view of busi­ness rates and the VAT land ex­emp­tion – it may not have been a sur­prise if Budget day her­al­ded...
12/11/2021
Ad­ju­dic­a­tion en­force­ment by com­pan­ies in li­quid­a­tion: Court of Ap­peal raises...
A re­cent Court of Ap­peal de­cision has cri­ti­cised ob­iter com­ments made by the Su­preme Court in Bresco v Lonsdale to the ef­fect that ad­ju­dic­a­tion de­cisions in fa­vour of com­pan­ies in li­quid­a­tion could in...