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Providing advice to clients operating in the transport sector

Our global transport infrastructure team has a proven track record across all asset classes including airports, ports, rail and road. We advise a broad range of market participants on all stages of transport infrastructure projects including procurement and financing (including PPP/PFI), construction, development, operations and maintenance, as well as disputes avoidance and resolution.

Our infrastructure lawyers understand the nuances of working across both developed and emerging markets. Through our extensive international network of offices, we can mobilise bespoke multi-disciplinary client teams for large scale transport projects ranging from high-speed rail networks in developed countries to deepwater ports in emerging markets. Our blend of transactional and contentious strengths ensures that clients receive the best possible advice in one client-focused team.

Transport infrastructure is pivotal to the prosperity of nations. Investing in, developing and maintaining assets in the right way can have a significant positive impact on a nation's development and its economic and social well-being.

Our Transport Work

  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • East African road dispute

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

    Ethiopia

    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

    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
  • 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

    Contractor representation in multiple FDOT and municipal infrastructure project disputes

    Dispute Resolution Board representation of contractors on several municipal infrastructure projects, including a claim against the Florida Department of Transportation, with a value of over USD 9.5 million

    United States

    Expressway authority bid award dispute

    Settlement in construction bid award dispute for an international construction company arising from the unilateral rejection of bids by an expressway authority after the project had been prematurely awarded

    United States

    Representation in over 100 construction-related lawsuits

    Defense of clients involving a wide range of allegations, including delay claims, improper roadway, bridge and retaining wall design resulting in structural failures, soil compaction negligence, defective roofing, flashing, window and stucco design and installation, mold, rust and corrosion...

    United States
  • 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

    Mediation for road project in Singapore

    Acting as facilitator in relation to the mediation on a major road project in Singapore resulting in a settlement between French contractors and the Government

    Singapore

    Taiwan High Speed Rail project

    Advising a Korean international contractor on a dispute with their engineering consultant in relation to the Taiwan High Speed Rail project

    Taiwan
  • Highway connecting Abu Dhabi with Saudi Arabia and Qatar

    Acted for the operations and maintenance provider within a consortium team, in connection with the team’s bid to design, build, finance and operate the Mafraq-Ghweifat Highway which will connect Abu Dhabi with Saudi Arabia and Qatar under a PPP arrangement

    Qatar

    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

    ADCCAC arbitration against an Abu Dhabi government owned developer

    Acting for an international contractor in relation to an ADCCAC arbitration against an Abu Dhabi government owned developer in respect of a road project

    United Arab Emirates

    Dubai Port World disputes

    Advising Dubai Port World on various disputes (through their liability insurers)

    United Arab Emirates

    AED 3 billion DIAC arbitration arising from the construction of a new concourse & terminal building

    Representing an airport owner in a AED 3 billion DIAC arbitration brought by the contractor JV arising from the construction of a new concourse and terminal building in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates

    Port of Aden container handling facilities

    Advising the Yemen Gulf of Aden Port Corporation on its joint venture with Dubai Port World for the operation and development of the container handling facilities at Port of Aden.

    Yemen
  • Gerrard Cross Tunnel collapse claim

    Acting for the earthworks contractor in a GBP 140 million dispute arising out of the Gerrards Cross tunnel collapse in England

    United Kingdom

    Access to infrastructure application

    Acting for a client making the second ever access to infrastructure (pipeline and processing facilities) application to DECC in relation to North Sea assets.

    United Kingdom

    Large loss arising from freight train derailment

    Advising a Lloyd's Syndicate in respect of a multi-million pound loss involving a derailment of a freight train in the UK.

    United Kingdom

    Dispute regarding extension of time due to landslide works at a major airport

    Advising parties forming part of the contractor consortium in disputes regarding extensions of time in relation to landslide works at a major airport

    United Kingdom

    Disputes in relation to Jubilee/Northern Lines Upgrade (JNUP) project

    Advising Tubelines on various disputes with signalling subcontractor working under NEC contract for Jubilee/Northern Lines Upgrade (JNUP) project

    United Kingdom

    Expansion of London Southend Airport

    Advising the Stobart Group in successfully securing planning permission (without a public inquiry) for the expansion of London Southend Airport

    United Kingdom

Our Transport team

Anthony Albertini
Anthony Albertini

Partner

Toni Ashby
Toni Ashby

Partner

Mark Blanksby
Mark Blanksby

Partner

Harry Boyle
Harry Boyle

Partner

Ben Cowling
Ben Cowling

Partner

Ian Ginbey
Ian Ginbey

Partner

Michael Grose
Michael Grose

Partner

Rod Hunt
Rod Hunt

Partner

Arthur James
Arthur James

Partner

Liz Jenkins
Liz Jenkins

Partner

Stephen Jurgenson
Stephen Jurgenson

Partner

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