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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 to successfully handle complex infrastructure transactions and projects in time. Whether you are involved in projects related to health, education, waste & water, energy, defence, leisure, custodial & justice, IT/telecoms, public buildings, ports, rail, roads or aviation, you will get the legal advice you need from us. With over 200 lawyers working in this sector, we can support you in virtually any industry sector and any part of the world including Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

We have delivered numerous deals in the infrastructure sector 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. If complex project financing is an issue, CMS is the right choice to facilitate solutions between sponsors, lenders and the capital markets. We have done so for international finance institutions such as EIB, EBRD or World Bank and for the most reputable commercial banks.

If you are an investor selling or buying an interest in a concession, a utility business or a PPP deal or if you bid for a contract, you need expert guidance through the complex bidding process. CMS has available experts in applicable national laws on concessions and public procurement. Finally you may want your advisor to help you avoid pitfalls of tax law or public accounting.

Our lawyers have expertise across these sectors, ensuring quick deal completions on terms that make your risks manageable, obey your internal processes and 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.

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    Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)

    Co-operation between the public and the private sector in building and running infrastructure facilities or offering public services often takes place within the framework of public private partnerships (PPP). This form of co-operation has considerable advantages and is being ever more used: Not only is the private sector‘s financial power put to use in providing public services, but also their professional expertise.

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    17 January 2020
    CMS sup­ports Turk­ish banks in fin­an­cing in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects in Ser­bia
    CMS sup­ports Den­izBank and Zir­aat Bank in fin­an­cing in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects in Ser­bia. Read more here!
    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...
    27/09/2019
    Ivan Gazdić Joins Work­ing Group for Amend­ments to Land Con­ver­sion Act
    Ivan Gazdić Joins Work­ing Group for Amend­ments to Land Con­ver­sion Act. Read more here!
    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...
    22/01/2018
    CMS Bel­grade Ad­vises Ser­bi­an Gov­ern­ment on Con­ces­sion Award Pro­cess for...
    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...
    12/04/2017
    New PPP Rules in Ser­bia
    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...
    10/07/2014
    CMS Ad­vises South Stream on Largest In­fra­struc­ture Pro­ject in Ser­bia
    12 February 2020
    Ser­bia sets new laws for in­fra­struc­ture
    Ser­bia has re­cently en­acted thir­teen laws and reg­u­la­tions in the area of in­fra­struc­ture, which should ex­ped­ite the con­struc­tion of roads, rail­ways, air­ports and ports and util­ity in­fra­struc­ture in the...
    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...