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Clyde & Co works with clients throughout the lifecycle of major infrastructure projects across the globe, providing practical, commercially astute advice on transactional and contentious issues

A leading infrastructure practice across all asset classes

We provide our infrastructure clients with a full range of legal services, harnessing the power of our global network.

We have an established footprint in developed markets and a leading reputation for adapting and delivering for clients in emerging markets. We work across all infrastructure asset classes, with particular focus on energy and natural resources, transport, social infrastructure and development work.

Whether our clients are procuring project services (as a government client, a developer, investor or funder), or supplying them (as a contractor, consultant or facilities manager), our solutions-driven service, based on commercial acumen and technical expertise, is focused on achieving their goals.

Our Infrastructure work

  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • Suez Industrial Free Zone

    Advising on the negotiation of the USD 230 million project financing, EPC construction, port use and plant facilities in the Suez Industrial Free Zone

    Egypt

    East African road dispute

    Advising on multiple arbitration claims relating to the construction of a regional road in East Africa

    Ethiopia

    Horizons Clinic, Gambia

    Advising the lenders, African Development Bank, in relation to the project financing of a hospital project (Horizons Clinic) in Gambia

    Gambia

    USD 20 billion Simandou South iron ore mining in Guinea

    Advising on the high profile, USD 20 billion Simandou South iron ore mining project. This project is one of the world’s largest untapped high quality iron ore deposits and the project includes the construction of a 700km railway and the development of a deep water port to the south of Conakry...

    Guinea

    Telecommunications infrastructure dispute against the Government of Guinea

    Acting for a telecommunication infrastructure company in an ICC arbitration against the Government of Guinea in relation to a debt recovery.

    Guinea

    Major gas transmission pipeline in Libya

    Advising a Russian construction company in the oil and gas industry on the construction of a major gas transmission pipeline in Libya.

    Libya

    JV dispute arising from an infrastructure project

    Advising on an ICC arbitration relating to a joint venture dispute concerning an infrastructure project in Nigeria.

    Nigeria

    Dakar Port Project

    Advising African Development Bank on a EUR 47 million investment for the Dakar Port Project, Senegal

    Senegal

    Contracts at the Tonkolili iron ore mine

    Advising the mining and exploration company, African Minerals Limited on their flagship asset, the Tonkolili iron ore project in Sierra Leone. We are now advising on the infrastructure phase of this project which includes the port and rail aspects. This will establish a transport structure that...

    Sierra Leone

    Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund development

    Advising The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a donor-backed debt fund providing project finance loans for infrastructure development in Sub-Saharan Africa,  in relation to its USD 450 million loan facilities.

    South Africa
  • Brazilian port construction contracts

    Advising on the preparation of a fixed price construction contract for major repair works to the Port of Santos in Brazil following a vessel collision.

    Brazil

    Strikes and civil commotion claim

    Advising on one of the world's largest insurance claims ever recorded arising out of strikes and civil commotion at the world's largest electric power construction project based in the Amazon.

    Brazil

    Delayed start up claim

    Advising on a USD 100 million delayed start up (DSU) claim at a petrochemical plant in southern Canada.

    Canada

    Business interruption at one of the world's largest nuclear facilities

    Acting for DSU insurers on a claim value of USD 300 million relating to the interruption to a project for one of the world's largest nuclear facilities.

    Canada

    Explosion of Canadian oil sands refinery

    Advising in relation to claims against contractors involved in the construction of a Canadian oil sands refinery where an explosion caused a total loss in excess of CAD 1 billion.

    Canada

    Collapse of the Montreal Olympic Stadium roof

    Advising on the settlement of CAD 85 million of claims following the collapse of Montreal’s Olympic Stadium roof.

    Canada

    Settlement damages at research hospital in Quebec City

    Acting as counsel for course of construction insurers in claims involving significant settlement damages at a research hospital in Quebec City. 

    Canada

    Termination of a long-term supply agreement

    Acting as counsel to a global energy company regarding the termination of a long term supply agreement. 

    Canada

    Construction of a nuclear energy company

    Acting as co-counsel to a nuclear energy company in litigation relating to its construction. 

    Canada

    Residential condominium development in Montreal

    Advising engineers regarding litigation involving design of residential condominium development in Montreal.

    Canada
  • Advising on a landmark commercial development

    Advised a major contractor in relation to a landmark 28 storey commercial development in Sydney.

    Australia

    Queensland LNG project procurement contracts

    Advising a mining and civil construction contractor and gas company on a number of specific procurement contracts for a Queensland LNG project.

    Australia

    Minerva Project main contractor termination

    Acting for a major subcontractor in a Supreme Court of Victoria proceeding involving AED 330 million in claims arising from the employer’s termination of the main contractor in relation to the Minerva Project.

    Australia

    Industrial park at a port in Western Australia

    Preparing contracts for the construction of an industrial park at a port in Western Australia, including sheds/warehouses, leases and licences for usage of facilities

    Australia

    Claims and disputes arising from road and rail infrastructure in Victoria

    Advising National infrastructure operators and maintenance companies on claims and disputes arising from road and rail infrastructure in Victoria

    Australia

    FMG Anderson Point Port Expansion Project

    Advising in relation to a claim brought by a subcontractor under the Construction Contracts Act (WA) relating to the FMG Anderson Point Port Expansion Project

    Australia

    Solar project investment and joint venture arrangement in China

    Advising a group specialising in developing, constructing and operating solar plants on its investments, proposed joint venture and solar projects in China.

    China

    EPCM contract for a Chinese manufacturing plant

    Advising on an EPCM contract for a nitric acid production plant in Shanghai as part of a USD 3 billion investment to establish a manufacturing complex

    China

    New factory building project in China

    Advised an international automotive interior manufacture on their supervision contract and construction contract in relation to its new factory building project in China

    China

    HKD 11 billion City Of Dreams project

    Advising a contractor on construction contracts and a finance agreement for the HKD 11 billion City of Dreams project in Hong Kong.

    Hong Kong
  • Amwal Al Khaleej USD 10 Billion constuction project

    Advising Amwal Al Khaleej on its investment in a USD 10 billion project for the construction of an alumina mine in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia

    Local law issues at a major university

    Advising an Australian contractor regarding contractual risk and local law issues concerning facilities maintenance works at a major university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    Saudi Arabia

    USD 100 million acquisition of a construction company

    Advising a consortium (comprising two major investment banks and a Saudi based private equity firm) on an USD 100 million acquisition of a construction company based in the UAE.

    Saudi Arabia

    Spanish rail consortium establishment in Saudi Arabia

    Advising a Spanish rail consortium on its establishment and operations in KSA, including employment and immigration compliance advice focusing on registration with government authorities, minimum employment entitlements and immigration procedures.

    Saudi Arabia

    Dispute plant in relation to cement plant in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

    Successfully representing a Korean contractor in ICC proceedings against a consortium of Japanese contractors in relation to its claims for additional monies arising out of the design, construction and subsequent wrongful termination of a cement plant in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia

    University PPP projects in Abu Dhabi

    Advising Sorbonne, Zayed and New York Universities in the successful consortium for the construction, operation and maintenance of suite of university PPP projects in Abu Dhabi.

    United Arab Emirates

    Hospital subcontracts in the UAE

    Negotiating and preparing subcontracts for the Oasis Hospital in the United Arab Emirates.

    United Arab Emirates

    Abu Dhabi hotel financing and expansion

    Acting for a venture capital fund acquiring a hotel in Abu Dhabi, including advising on the financing and construction of a new hotel wing to double the size of the existing property.

    United Arab Emirates

    Dubai International Airport expansion

    Advising the Dubai Department of Civil Aviation and Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects Corporation on all procurement and construction aspects of the expansion of Dubai's airport capacity since 2002.

    United Arab Emirates

    Dispute regarding the world's tallest building

    Advising contractors for the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building) on disputes arising from design and installation of curtain wall and cladding.

    United Arab Emirates
  • ICC arbitration regarding price adjustment

    Advising an Austrian contractor on an ICC arbitration concerning a price adjustment claim relating to a road rehabilitation project.

    Austria

    ICC Paris arbitration on behalf of an international contractor

    Representing an international main contractor in an ICC arbitration in Paris in connection with a high value mixed use development in Egypt.

    France

    Subrogated recovery following major flood

    Acting for London insurers in respect of a subrogated recovery against a dam operator following a major flood in Europe.

    Ireland

    Ireland's Schools PPP Programme

    Advising Sodexo Ireland Limited as O&M Contractor on the second bundle of Ireland's Schools PPP Programme

    Ireland

    Caspian pipeline consortium's operating subsidiaries

    Advising on the Caspian pipeline consortium and the establishment and maintenance of operating subsidiaries both in Kazakhstan and Russia.

    Russian Federation

    Redevelopment of five central London offices

    United Kingdom – Advised a FTSE 200 listed property company on the substantial redevelopment and letting of five central London office sites.

    United Kingdom

    EPC contract for a specialists power contractor

    Advising a specialist power contractor in negotiating the terms of a bespoke EPC contract for a multi-million pound development in Canary Wharf, London.

    United Kingdom

    Bidding for the Kent Housing PFI

    Advising a consortium bidding for the Non-HRA Kent Housing PFI project under the Excellent Homes for All programme in the UK

    United Kingdom

    Student accommodation at Southampton University

    Advising a property developer on a student accommodation lease agreement for the University of Southampton in the UK

    United Kingdom

    School to academy conversions

    Advising Modern Schools (Barnsley) Limited project company and lenders on the conversion of maintained schools to academies in the UK under the Academies Act 2010.

    United Kingdom

Our Infrastructure team

Andrés Adame
Andrés Adame

Partner

David Brown
David Brown

Partner

Barry Davis
Barry Davis

Partner

Robert W. Fisher
Robert W. Fisher

Partner

Simon Gamblin
Simon Gamblin

Partner

Ricardo Garrido
Ricardo Garrido

Partner

Andrew Grant
Andrew Grant

Partner

Peter Hirst
Peter Hirst

Senior Partner

Gareth Horne
Gareth Horne

Partner

David Leckie
David Leckie

Partner

Philip O'Riordan
Philip O'Riordan

Partner

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