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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. The success of project finance is all down to good transaction documents. We will make sure that all documents are carefully and precisely formulated. 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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    Public Private Partnerships

    If a public authority and a private (market) party enter into an agreement on the realization of a particular project, this is known as a public-private partnership (PPP).

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    March 2019
    En­ergy Stor­age
    560340ht­tps://me­dia.cmsleg­al.com/me­dia/em­bed?unique_key=aa2d1867c0956518566fceb3d3f8d003&width=720&height=405&auto­play=false&auto­light­soff=false&loop=false&clean1al­wayseznode://502218It is re­cog­nised that flex­ib­il­ity in the elec­tri­city sys­tem will be
    Nov 2018
    Con­nec­ted Fu­ture
    560340ht­tps://me­dia.cmsleg­al.com/me­dia/em­bed?key=a8d8553d4185acef53d102b90db01f48&unique_key=8885df075a330c452b818560c155d609&width=720&height=405&auto­play=false&auto­light­soff=false&loop=false&clean1al­wayseznode://499625Kristy Duane - Con­nec­ted Fu­tur
    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 w

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    11/03/2020
    Pub­lic private part­ner­ships: Fin­an­cing PPP pro­jects by Paul Smith and Jonath­an...
    07 August 2020
    Treaty claims for can­celled or mod­i­fied in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects in the...
    A re­cent IC­SID tribunal has denied an in­vestor’s claim con­cern­ing the de­vel­op­ment of an air­port pro­ject in Latvia. The in­vestor was un­able to pro­ceed with the con­struc­tion of its pro­ject due to nu­mer­ous...
    04/03/2020
    Pub­lic private part­ner­ships: Ex­per­i­ences of a mar­ket party by Theo Winter...
    Pod­cast
    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...
    26/02/2020
    Pub­lic private part­ner­ships: Rel­ev­ant ex­per­i­ence in the UK by Graeme Young...
    Pod­cast
    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...
    24/02/2020
    Leg­al scen­ari­os for PPP pro­jects by Chris Jansen (Vrije Uni­versity Am­s­ter­dam)
    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...
    19/02/2019
    CMS re­leases pod­cast series on pub­lic private part­ner­ships (PPP)
    24 January 2020
    Re­cent case law sheds light on al­loc­a­tion of scarce trans­port ca­pa­city...
    In re­cent months, Dutch grid op­er­at­ors have re­por­ted the troub­ling news that the elec­tri­city grid has reached its lim­it and that re­in­force­ment is re­quired. Cur­rently, ten out of the Neth­er­land's twelve...
    27 November 2019
    CMS In­fra­struc­ture In­dex re­veals pos­it­ive trends in in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor
    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.
    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....