Home / Expertise / Infrastructure & Projects
rails ans signals at dusk

Infrastructure & Projects

Peru

We are recognized by our vast experience in providing advice to national and foreign investors in public or private infrastructure projects and / or public services related to: ports, roads, airports, public and urban roads, public schools, hospitals, social housing, treatment plants, logistical infrastructure, and public cleaning services, among others; as well as in private investment projects on assets owned by the State under assignment contract schemes, usufruct, and surface land, among others (Projects over Assets).

Our services include:

  • The design, development and execution of Private Initiatives (Non Solicited Proposals), accompanying the client in all the stages of the process.
  • Advising on the participation in bids or tenders of Public Private Partnership (PPPs) projects or in Projects over Assets, accompanying the client in all stages of the process.
  • Advising in the development and execution of PPPs or Projects over Assets.
  • Permanent advice on issues related to projects of public investment and PPS.
  • Advising in the development and execution of Public Works for Tax Deduction.
  • Advice in all types of public procurement matters.
  • Legal opinions related to PPPs, Projects over Assets, and Public Works for Tax Deduction, among others.
  • Advice on M&A transactions related to infrastructure projects and / or related assets.
  • Design of corporate structures for investment and / or participation in PPPs and / or infrastructure projects in general.

We are a dynamic practice that adapts to the changes in the market and to customer needs. We have a team of professionals specialized in different areas of practice that allow us to meet the requirements of each project and provide a comprehensive service in all related matters, such as environmental, tax, financial, corporate, and real estate (property clearance and interference release), among others.

Read more Read less

Noteworthy practice group advising an impressive international clientele on a variety of projects. Assists with PPPs, project structuring and operation, as well as public bidding processes. Has particular strength in infrastructure mandates related to hospitals, roads and mining ventures. Regulatory aspects of transactions are a further area of focus.
Strengths Client suggest that the projects team at CMS Grau is formed of "highly professional and proactive strategists that possess vast knowledge and expertise in this field, in addition to a very client-focused attitude."

Chambers Latin America 2018

The lawyers are very committed to collaborating with clients and have Deep knowledge of the sector. They are always very communicative, available and supportive. Co-head of department Michelle Barclay Thorne comes highly recommended by clients, who state: "She is a very professional and committed lawyer, with a good ability to find diverse options to solve any legal issues quickly.”

Sources enthuse that practice co-head Giancarlo Villafranqui "is a dedicated lawyer with ample experience." They add: "He is very knowledgeable about concessions matters and is very experienced in infrastructure projects."

Associate-to-watch Néstor Shimabukuro is particularly active in infrastructure and transport projects. He has noted experience advising on regulatory matters affecting PPP agreements.

Chambers Latin America 2017

Well-established team assisting clients with a range of projects including port infrastructure, highways and mining. Regularly advises on PPP, public bids and the structuring and implementation of projects for an impressive portfolio of international clients.

Chambers Global 2017

CMS Grau boosted its practice with the hire of former Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano, Abogados senior associate, Ramón Huapaya, as counsel. He is noted for his public law expertise, as is Giancarlo Villafranqui, who heads the team in conjunction with corporate law expert Michelle Barclay. Barclay and Villafranqui are singled out for their ‘great knowledge of their subject matter, timely delivery and client-oriented service’, and have broad sector capability, with particular expertise in public road, port, health and educational infrastructure. Highlights include advising PROINVERSION on the development of the $215m Salaverry Port Terminal project. Associates Úrsula Cedrón, Daniela Camacho and Néstor Shimabukuro are key members of the team.

Legal 500 2017

Feed

Show only
23 May 18
Michelle Barclay as "Peru Law­yer of the Year" in the...
May, 10, 2018
27 Nov 19
In­vest­ment ar­bit­ra­tion and con­struc­tion con­tracts: jur­is­dic­tion over...
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....
05 Jul 17
In­fra­struc­ture & Pro­jects
Our mul­tidiscip­lin­ary and cross sec­tor prac­tice area
04 Nov 19
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...
22 May 17
CMS Lat­in Amer­ica - Cor­por­ate/M&A, En­ergy, Min­ing &...
17 Oct 19
Delay ana­lys­is un­der the mi­cro­scope: com­mon sense wins out over meth­od­o­logy
A de­cision of an Aus­trali­an court last month has con­sidered the evid­en­tial re­quire­ments for prov­ing delay claims in con­struc­tion dis­putes. The de­cision com­ments on the rel­ev­ance of the 2nd Edi­tion of...
11 Oct 19
Quantum meruit claims after ter­min­a­tion: a chan­ging of the tide?
A de­cision of the Hight Court of Aus­tralia earli­er this week has held that resti­tu­tion­ary claims on a quantum meruit (i.e. reas­on­able price) basis by con­tract­ors after the ter­min­a­tion of a con­struc­tion...
03 Oct 19
Use of Dis­pute Boards: one of FIDIC's five Golden Prin­ciples
FID­IC has re­cently pub­lished de­tailed guid­ance as to the five “Golden Prin­ciples” first in­cluded with the FID­IC 2017 suite of con­tracts. These prin­ciples seek to identi­fy lim­its to the types of amend­ments...
19 Jul 19
Po­s­eidon Prin­ciples and re­spons­ible ship fin­an­cing
On 18th June 2019, 11 banks with col­lect­ively over $100bn in as­sets and rep­res­ent­ing nearly 20% of the glob­al ship fin­ance signed a glob­al frame­work agree­ment, called the Po­s­eidon Prin­ciples. These are...
24 May 19
FID­IC claims no­ti­fic­a­tion pro­vi­sions: Hong Kong High Court guid­ance
A re­cent de­cision of the Hong Kong High Court has con­sidered the ef­fect of claims no­ti­fic­a­tion pro­vi­sions which re­quire a con­tract­or to state the con­trac­tu­al basis of a claim. Such a re­quire­ment now forms...
14 Mar 19
Ship­ping and car­bon: EU and IMO sys­tems to align
On 4 Feb­ru­ary 2019 the European Com­mis­sion (EC) tabled a pro­pos­al con­cern­ing the amend­ment of Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2015/757 on the mon­it­or­ing, re­port­ing and veri­fic­a­tion of car­bon di­ox­ide emis­sions from mari­time...
13 Mar 19
Con­nec­ted Fu­ture - En­ergy Stor­age
It is re­cog­nised that flex­ib­il­ity in the elec­tri­city sys­tem will be­come in­creas­ingly valu­able in the com­ing years as the wider en­ergy trans­ition, in­clud­ing the great­er pen­et­ra­tion of in­ter­mit­tent, dis­trib­uted...