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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.

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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 gap presents a for­mid­able chal­lenge and one in which our cli­ents will play an im­port­ant part.Our in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor in­sight has been gained by ad­vising many of the biggest play­ers in re­la­tion to pro­jects across the trans­port, health, edu­ca­tion, waste, en­ergy, de­fence, IT / tele­coms, leis­ure, cus­todi­al and justice, air­ports and ship­ping, rail, roads and wa­ter sub-sec­tors. You will be­ne­fit from the breadth and depth of our sec­tor ex­pert­ise whichever role and in whatever in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor you par­ti­cip­ate.
Glob­al In­fra­struc­ture In­vest­ments Op­por­tun­it­ies - CMS In­fra­struc­ture In­dex
The 2019 In­fra­struc­ture In­dex is now avail­able.  Click <link xlink:href="ez­loca­tion://541356" xlink:show="new">here</link> to view Bridging Con­tin­ents, the 2019 In­fra­struc­ture In­dex.Cre­at­ing an at­tract­ive en­vir­on­ment for in­vestors in in­fra­struc­ture is no easy task. Polit­ics and policy can make or break private par­ti­cip­a­tion and the flow of in­vest­ment – something that has nev­er been clear­er than in this year’s CMS In­fra­struc­ture In­dex which ranks 40 jur­is­dic­tions in or­der of in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ment at­tract­ive­ness. From China’s Belt and Road to the UK’s Brexit bump in the road and the fu­ture of pub­lic private part­ner­ships, this re­port high­lights ups, downs and new dir­ec­tions.  Down­load a copy of In­fra­struc­ture In­dex – A new dir­ec­tion here and ex­plore more de­tail, in­clud­ing ana­lys­is of in­fra­struc­ture activ­ity and op­por­tun­it­ies across Africa, the Amer­icas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East as well as the views of five lead­ing play­ers in the sec­tor.me­di­umme­di­umme­di­umDown­load the In­dexDown­load MapAfrica Over­viewme­di­umme­di­umme­di­umAmer­ica Over­viewAsia-Pa­cific Over­viewEurope Over­viewme­di­um  Middle East Over­view  
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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...
21 January 2020
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22 April 2020
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In the cur­rent un­pre­ced­en­ted times of COV­ID-19, with many busi­nesses shut down or with re­duced abil­ity to op­er­ate, sup­ply chains dis­rup­ted and little or no cus­tom­ers for many ser­vices and products, cash...
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Frank­furt, 27 Novem­ber 2019. En­vir­on­ment­al, so­cial and gov­ernance (ESG) cri­ter­ia are be­com­ing a top pri­or­ity for in­fra­struc­ture in­vestors, ac­cord­ing to the 2019 CMS In­fra­struc­ture In­dex: Bridging Con­tin­ents.
16 April 2020
Net­work re­si­li­ence and tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions as es­sen­tial ser­vice dur­ing Coronavir­us...
The way we be­have, act and in­ter­act with the world has been rad­ic­ally changed due to the im­pact of Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19). So­cial dis­tan­cing and strict in­struc­tions to “stay at home” have thrust the...
26 November 2019
Bridging Con­tin­ents - In­fra­struc­ture In­dex 2019
09 April 2020
Cov­id-19 Pan­dem­ic – Can the re­new­able en­ergy sec­tor pass the test?
Cor­rect as of 9am, 7th April. This art­icle is not be­ing main­tained. As of the date of this art­icle, re­new­able en­ergy (“RE”) pro­jects around the world in­clud­ing in the Middle East and North Africa...
16 August 2019
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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...
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