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Clyde & Co has a world-renowned projects & construction practice that provides solutions to public and private clients across the globe.

A leading global projects & construction practice with a focus on its key sectors in infrastructure, social infrastructure, commercial development, energy, and transport.

A leading global projects & construction practice with a focus on its key sectors in infrastructure, social infrastructure, commercial development, energy, and transport.

Clyde & Co acts for many of the world's major international contractors and other market participants.

We offer a rounded, client-centric perspective and our expertise encompasses the full range of projects & construction services.

Our transactional team advises on critical and complex infrastructure projects with significant capabilities throughout the project lifecycle, encompassing drafting and negotiating contract documents and providing project delivery support.

We have also gained a reputation for specialising in cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex disputes in the construction industry.

In particular, we have unparalleled domestic and international arbitration experience which is underpinned and enhanced by our deep sector knowledge and long experience of local arbitral centres across the globe.

With over 200  lawyers across six continents, we are a worldwide force in the projects & construction market with an established, enviable track record of partnering global experience with local knowledge to secure success.

Projects & Construction: Year in Review 2020

Legal developments in the global construction and infrastructure sector in 2020

View our analysis and predictions for 2021

Our Projects & Construction Work

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  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • Acquisition and development of a hotel and residential complex

    Advising a UK developer on the acquisition and development of a mixed use scheme that includes a 200 bed four star hotel and residential apartments in Guildford town centre.

    United Kingdom

    Acting for Dexia Credit Local in relation to SSE's sale of seven UK street lighting PFIs

    Dexia were the lenders on the London boroughs of Islington and Ealing street lighting PFIs which were part of the sale by SSE to Equitix Infrastructure 3 for a cash consideration of £97.5 million ($155 million). Clyde & Co on behalf of Dexia reviewed and negotiated the proposed structural changes to ensure that Dexia's investment was protected for the remainder of the terms

    United Kingdom

    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

    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

    Alder Hey hospital PFI project

    Advising on a design and construction contract, as part of the Alder Hey Hospital PFI project, to develop a children's health park in Liverpool

    United Kingdom

    Arbitration representation for contractor in breach of contract claims

    Settlement in arbitration proceeding for international contractor arising from breach of contract claims arising out of the termination of a subcontractor

    United States

    Bespoke EPC contract for a prime London development

    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

    Breach of contract in Cape Coral drainage project

    USD 7.5 million settlement for contractor in breach of contract litigation against the City of Cape Coral arising from water and sewer drainage project

    United States

    Burj Khalifa contractor dispute

    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

    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
  • Financing facilities for international telecommunications group

    Advising on multiple financing facilities for infrastructure development of operations in Burundi and Zimbabwe, including facilities provided or backed by development banks, suppliers, export credit agencies and commercial lenders

    Burundi

    Project finance for a USD 230 million plant in the Suez

    Advising on the US$230 million project financing, EPC construction, port use and plant facilities arrangements and documentation for a greenfield anhydrous ammonia production plant in the Suez Industrial Free Zone, Suez, Egypt

    Egypt

    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

    Fabricated home contract worth GBP 665 million

    Advising H2Omes on their contract to provide 60,000 fabricated homes designed, constructed and installed in Gabon. The contract is worth GBP 665 million over a 10 year period.

    Gabon

    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’s capital. Once developed it is set to be the largest integrated iron ore mine and infrastructure project ever developed in Africa and it offers the potential to transform the development of...

    Guinea

    Dakar Port Project

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

    Senegal

    FIDIC Silver Book power station in Sierra Leone

    Drafting and advising on the construction of a power station in Sierra Leone on FIDIC Silver Book amended standard form

    Sierra Leone

    Project financing of "Pathfinder" PPPs in South Africa

    Advising on a project financing of the pathfinder Bloemfontein and Louis Trichardt prison PPPs

    South Africa
  • Construction contract for major port repairs in Brazil

    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

    Project process standardisation in Canada

    Advising Partnerships for British Columbia on standardisation of PPP infrastructure project processes which includes refinancing, permitted borrowing and compensation on termination

    Canada

    EPC USD 2 billion oil refinery upgrade

     Advising on a bespoke EPC contract for the USD 2 billion upgrade of the Cartagena oil refinery

    Colombia

    ICC USD 4 million port construction works arbitration

    Advising on a USD 4 million ICC arbitration concerning dredging and port construction works in the Dominican Republic

    Dominican Republic

    Delay and interference in 26 mile sewer pipe project

    Securing a jury verdict and settlements of USD 4 million, plus attorney's fees and costs, for a multinational construction company against project engineers due to damages from delays and interference in the installation of 26 miles of sewer pipe.

    United States

    Breach of contract in Cape Coral drainage project

    USD 7.5 million settlement for contractor in breach of contract litigation against the City of Cape Coral arising from water and sewer drainage project

    United States

    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 for contractor in hydroelectric plant disputes

    Counsel for international contractor on USD 1 billion dollar contract to develop hydroelectric generation facility involving claims of delay, cost overruns, defective design, bidding irregularities and misrepresentations

    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 claims, hurricane-related claims, defective sprinklers, plumbing and drainage design and installation, scaffolding design and erection, crane collapses, non-conformance with construction and engineering...

    United States
  • 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

    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

    Distribution centres and corporate headquarters for national retailer

    Advising a national retailer regarding the USD 1.2 billion rollout of distribution centres throughout Australia and the construction of its national corporate headquarters in Sydney

    Australia

    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

    Design & construction agreements for an open-pit mine

    Advising an international contractor on the design, construction and exploitation of an open-pit coal mine in Mongolia

    Mongolia
  • 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

    QR 110 million road project claim and ICC arbitration

    Advising a joint venture contractor on a QR 110 million claim and ICC arbitration arising out of a road project in Qatar

    Qatar

    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

    Burj Khalifa contractor dispute

    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

    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

    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
  • International fit out works

    Advising a global insurer on construction and refurbishment works at commercial premises in Belgium and Moscow

    Belgium

    FIDIC Silver Book standard form power station

    Drafting and advising on the engineering contract for a large power station in Bosnia based on the FIDIC Silver Book standard form

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Nuclear power plant construction

    Providing contractual advice and assistance in relation to the construction of the OL3 nuclear power plant in Finland.

    Finland

    Ireland's Schools PPP Programme

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

    Ireland

    Acquisition and development of a hotel and residential complex

    Advising a UK developer on the acquisition and development of a mixed use scheme that includes a 200 bed four star hotel and residential apartments in Guildford town centre.

    United Kingdom

    Acting for Dexia Credit Local in relation to SSE's sale of seven UK street lighting PFIs

    Dexia were the lenders on the London boroughs of Islington and Ealing street lighting PFIs which were part of the sale by SSE to Equitix Infrastructure 3 for a cash consideration of £97.5 million ($155 million). Clyde & Co on behalf of Dexia reviewed and negotiated the proposed structural changes to ensure that Dexia's investment was protected for the remainder of the terms

    United Kingdom

    Alder Hey hospital PFI project

    Advising on a design and construction contract, as part of the Alder Hey Hospital PFI project, to develop a children's health park in Liverpool

    United Kingdom

    Bespoke EPC contract for a prime London development

    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

    Contractor dispute in relation to PFI project

    Advising a hard facilities contractor on a UK hospital PFI project in relation to claims by the Trust that service and quality failures in the management service provision entitle the Trust to remove our client, the service provider, from the project

    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

Our Projects & Construction team

Steven Cannon
Steven Cannon

Partner

Manchester
Michael Conrad
Michael Conrad

Counsel

Paris
Ben Cowling
Ben Cowling

Partner

Riyadh
Jon Howes
Jon Howes

Partner

Hong Kong
Liz Jenkins
Liz Jenkins

Partner

London
Peter Kasanda
Peter Kasanda

Managing Partner - Tanzania

Dar es Salaam
Daniel Lever
Daniel Lever

Senior Counsel

Miami
John Morris
John Morris

Partner

London
Eugene Tan
Eugene Tan

Partner

Singapore
Laura Warren
Laura Warren

Partner

Doha
Glen Warwick
Glen Warwick

Partner

Perth
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