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.
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