Civil and social global infrastructure is a market measured in trillions of U.S. dollars each decade.
The challenges of delivering major projects vary enormously around the world, but behind them all stands the need for experienced commercial lawyers who are able to advise procedurally on procurement and financing, and then draft and negotiate complex but clear commercially astute contracts that help manage the multitude of risks inherent in such substantial undertakings. Charles Russell Speechlys has a notable reputation in the construction and infrastructure sectors – both in the UK and internationally – with lawyers that specialise in, and work exclusively within, these sectors.
Time, money, people
The construction industry faces perennial challenges. There is already a skills shortage in the sector, and Brexit has the potential to make it worse. For contractors and sub-contractors, major projects take a long time to come to the table and a long time to receive approval. You need the support of a law firm that understands your pressures and works rapidly and efficiently, taking time out of the process rather than building it in. We work responsively to keep off your critical path.
Why work with us?
Our experience in these sectors is broad and deep. Our way of working is collaborative, and ultimately construction is all about collaborative endeavour. Our clients range from international governments and Fortune 500 engineering firms through to major contractors, specialist sub-contractors and consultants. We support our clients across a range of markets including energy, infrastructure, building/construction and process engineering. For each market we field experts who understand the specific issues that affect these projects across a range of jurisdictions, including throughout the MENA region where we have a number of offices. Many projects will proceed on bespoke documentation, but we also work with – and provide training on - all the international model forms including all FIDIC, NEC3 and IChemE contracts.
At any stage of a project, be it structuring or bidding, asset acquisition or disposal, dispute avoidance or resolution, our lawyers will help you to drive your project forward and keep it on track.
Meet the team
Construction & Infrastructure Seminar
Experts will give insights and analysis on Building & Fire Safety, Case law updates and global supply shortages.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises shareholders of eCommonSense on sale to ECI Software Solutions
eCommonSense is a technology solutions provider focused on the construction and building materials supply sectors.
John Doyle Construction in the Court of Appeal: enforcing adjudication is all a matter of (net) balance for companies in liquidation...
Who will carry the risk? Professional indemnity crisis in construction
The UK government announced details of its ban on the use of combustible materials on high rise buildings.
Construction Update on Building Safety and the Golden Thread
Find out about the construction update on Building Safety and the Golden Thread.
David Savage quoted by Construction News on VAT refunds under the reverse charge system
HMRC is set to compensate some construction firms for delays to reverse-charge VAT scheme repayments.
Andrew Keeley quoted by Construction Law on the Government’s latest National Construction & Infrastructure Pipeline
The latest Construction & Infrastructure Pipeline details planned procurements and represents the highest level of investment ever.
When can you set off claims against different elements of a project
The Court’s decision raises important drafting considerations for construction contracts involving multiple elements of a project.
Drafting terms and conditions or negotiating a contract? Be wary of "unusual" and "exorbitant" exclusion clauses
When drafting a set of terms and conditions, companies must adhere to the requirements contained in the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
International Arbitration in India and Around the World
Rupa Lakha joined the panel discussing the latest developments in construction and dispute resolution.
Collateral Warranties – Are they also a ‘Construction Contract’?
What are collateral warranties and what do they mean for your construction contracts? Read more here.
Construct.Law - Summer 2021
Click here to read the summer edition of our construction & infrastructure publication - Construct.law
Powering Real Estate
Is it plausible to meet the governments ambitious plan to get new houses off the gas grid by 2025? Watch our webinar here
Andrew Keeley writes for Construction News on the Supreme Court's decision in Triple Point Technology, Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd
The Supreme Court recently delivered its highly anticipated judgement in Triple Point Technology, Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd.
Steven Carey quoted by Construction Law on the risk of an increase in disputes over the materials shortage in the construction sector
Shortages of materials will likely lead to an increase in disputes as projects suffer ensuing disruption.
Chris Hadnutt writes for Building on whether liquidated damages clauses survive termination of contract
Chris Hadnutt considers whether liquidated damages clauses survive termination of contract.
Annual Report of the Technology and Construction Court
Construction Post Pandemic: 'Great Expectations' or 'Bleak House'?
Watch the discussion on construction post pandemic for the UK and internationally.
Building Safety and the “Golden Thread”
What you should be doing now
Mock Conference with Counsel
An authentic insight into common challenges facing developer clients.