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As a sponsor, lender or public sector organisation, you require legal advisors who can help you succeed in 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 can depend on the leading lawyers in major infrastructure projects and related project financing throughout the world.  In Central and Eastern Europe, CMS has valuable experience of the successful procurement and implementation of infrastructure projects, including providing key advice on procurement, project documents and financing strategy.  

We have delivered deals in a range of 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. 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. 

Our local team is at the centre of the PFI/PPP sector in Ukraine, advising clients on potential infrastructure transactions, as well as assisting the Ukrainian government with the development of new legislation to facilitate private investment in Ukraine’s infrastructure. CMS Ukraine is able to draw on the experience and expertise of our offices in other CEE countries that have undergone similar development processes in recent years. This expertise covers all areas of infrastructure, from roads, rail and airports through to water and municipal heating, waste management and waste, and energy projects.


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11/11/2021
Ukraine and EU sign Com­mon Avi­ation Area Agree­ment
On 12 Oc­to­ber 2021, the EU and Ukraine signed a long-awaited Com­mon Avi­ation Area Agree­ment, which ap­plies to EU mem­ber states and Ukraine. The Agree­ment will come in­to force after its rat­i­fic­a­tion by...
02/06/2021
Ukrain­i­an Draft Law man­dates elec­tron­ic auc­tions for sale of state, mu­ni­cip­al...
On 18 May 2021, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted Draft Law No. 2195, which in­tro­duces elec­tron­ic auc­tions for the man­dat­ory sale of state and mu­ni­cip­al land plots or the sale of rights to land plots...
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
31/05/2021
CMS Net­work Shar­ing 4.5
On the brink of a new gen­er­a­tion
12/05/2021
CMS fur­ther strengthens pro­cure­ment, de­fence and in­fra­struc­ture prac­tice...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is pleased to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Wladek Rzycki as a part­ner in its In­fra­struc­ture and Pro­jects Group. Wladek is based in the firm’s Warsaw of­fice and will fo­cus on...
28/04/2021
Chal­len­ging bond calls on in­ter­na­tion­al pro­jects: Eng­lish courts vs Emer­gency...
A re­cent de­cision of the Eng­lish Com­mer­cial Court has re­fused an ap­plic­a­tion for an in­junc­tion re­quir­ing a be­ne­fi­ciary un­der an on-de­mand bond to with­draw its de­mand and re­frain from mak­ing fur­ther de­mands...
12/04/2021
The Ukrain­i­an Par­lia­ment un­blocks large-scale privat­isa­tion
On 30 March 2021, the Ukrain­i­an Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted Draft Law No. 4543, which un­blocks auc­tion sales of state-owned com­pan­ies and as­sets that are sub­ject to large-scale privat­isa­tion. As we re­por­ted earli­er...
06/04/2021
Ukraine: Tax in­cent­ives for large in­vest­ment pro­jects enter in­to force
On 28 March 2021, the Law No 1293 On Amend­ment of Tax Code of Ukraine on Spe­cif­ics of Busi­nesses Im­ple­ment­ing In­vest­ment Pro­jects with Large In­vest­ments in Ukraine (the “Tax In­cent­ives Law”) entered...
15/03/2021
Ukraine to in­tro­duce FDI screen­ing mech­an­ism in stra­tegic sec­tors
On 3 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the Draft Law of Ukraine No. 5011 “On For­eign In­vest­ment in Leg­al En­tit­ies of Stra­tegic Im­port­ance for Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity of Ukraine” (the “Draft Law”) was re­gistered in the...
09/02/2021
BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled – What next?
On 27 Janu­ary 2021 the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on de­clared the so-called BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled. It is worth con­sid­er­ing what this rul­ing really means and what it...
14/01/2021
The rise of the glob­al ex­pert ser­vices prac­tice: Court of Ap­peal guid­ance...
A Court of Ap­peal de­cision earli­er this week has up­held an in­junc­tion gran­ted by the TCC pre­vent­ing an in­ter­na­tion­al ex­pert ser­vices firm from act­ing for more than one party to an in­ter­na­tion­al con­struc­tion...
30/12/2020
Ukraine in­tro­duces state sup­port for large in­vest­ment pro­jects
On 17 Decem­ber 2020, the Ukrain­i­an Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the draft law No. 3760 On State Sup­port for In­vest­ment Pro­jects with Large In­vest­ments in Ukraine (the “Law”).  The Law was sub­mit­ted to the...