A leading projects and construction practice in mature and emerging markets across all infrastructure classes
With a reputation for delivering proactive and leading project and construction solutions, we apply our proven commercial skills to developments and provide global support to both the private and public sector.
With over 150 lawyers across six continents, we are a global force in the projects & construction market with an enviable and well established track record of partnering global expertise with local knowledge to secure project success.
With significant capabilities in both litigious and non-contentious work, we offer a rounded, client-centric perspective and where appointed as project counsel, our expertise spans project finance, PPP/PFI and construction documentation solutions. On the contentious side, our involvement enables risk to be mitigated and issues resolved before they develop into formal disputes.
Our project track record mirrors our multi-disciplinary practice and whether procuring project and construction services (as a government, developer, investor or funder) or supplying them (as a contractor, consultant or service provider), our solution driven approach ensures that clients have trusted project advisers across complex super projects to local single-party developments.
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.
Our global practice supports the full range of public bodies, utilities and their contractors on procurement law and associated trade issues. We work with clients across sectors and countries, reflecting the international nature of supply chains and trade regulation.
We help at all stages of a project lifecycle, including:
pre-procurement planning, including soft market testing
procurement procedures to streamline purchasing activity
advice on structuring deals outside of the relevant procurement regime
debriefing and procurement challenges for both public and private sectors
We support clients with responsive, commercial and risk-assessed procurement law advice. Our team looks at complex procurement issues pragmatically and from your perspective. Our globally recognised team is also able to advise both bidders and buyers on the full range of procurement disputes across all sectors. Our strength in depth means that we can resource any litigation from any of our offices in the world, working at the highest level both in litigation and behind the scenes to achieve negotiated settlements.
Risk of unlawful subsidy can arise in any publically funded scheme or project, and the consequences can be significant. Our state aid team helps to proactively identify issues at the start of the project or purchase. We also work with clients involved in complex supply chain relationships to assist with the full range of international trade law issues. Our approach and expertise means we can cut through the uncertainty in this growing area of the law, helping our clients achieve their commercial goals.