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Projects and construction

Projects and construction

Whist public funding of projects is still suffering constraints in developed nations, the focus has shifted to the sectors and economies which continue to grow, for example, energy and transport in all of the UK, Africa, the Middle East and the Far East.  The emerging markets are fuelling the projects and construction industry worldwide and it is now a case of the East driving the West.  The challenge for the industry will be to continue using construction projects as a mechanism for a healthy economy globally.

Clyde & Co are a major force in the projects and construction industry worldwide.  Our lawyers are at the cutting edge of developments being made in the way our clients structure their large scale projects.  We understand the changing nature of the projects market and our lawyers are at the forefront providing commercial, flexible and innovative solutions.

The full range of project and construction advice

Our team provide the full range of non-contentious and contentious projects and construction advice and can be engaged at every step along the way.  

 On the transactional side, our work spans a wide variety of infrastructure, construction and engineering projects, PPP and PFI transactions and project finance.  We are extremely familiar with all forms of procurement methods, standard form documents and regularly draft and advise on bespoke agreements that suit our client's needs.

On the contentious side, we assist our clients resolve construction related disputes using all forms of dispute resolution including early settlement of claims, mediation, international arbitration (particularly ICC), conciliation, adjudication and litigation. 

No matter how large your project may be, our client focused and cost conscious approach to resourcing means that all our projects are handled economically and efficiently.  Our integrated team works across legal disciplines - with property, planning, environmental, tax, corporate and commercial, and banking lawyers assisting our projects and construction specialists to advise on all aspects of a project or construction dispute.

 Emerging and developed markets

We work on multi-national projects that have spanned over 60 countries.  Our approach has a truly global reach and we have a leading reputation in emerging markets and a strong footprint in the developed nations.  With a network of offices globally, our projects and construction team can provide advice no matter where your project is located. 

Specialists in the sectors that count 

Fuelled by the changing economy, our experience covers the sectors that continue to grow and develop.  We take the time to understand the nature and context in which our clients operate.  Our experience covers a wide range of industry sectors including:

  • Transport infrastructure (rail, road, airports and ports)
  • Energy (power, utilities, oil and gas)
  • Natural resources
  • Development and regeneration
  • Social infrastructure (education, healthcare, social care)
  • Tourism and hospitality

Our clients include a broad cross-section of the projects and construction industry from developers, purchasers, landowners and public bodies through to contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, facility managers, architects, engineers, surveyors, banks, investors and insurers.  This varied client base gives us the rounded view you need for your project, both commercially and legally.