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Delivering infrastructure for tomorrow’s world

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With globalisation and population growth driving change in both developed and emerging markets, unprecedented investment sums are required for the development and maintenance of crucial infrastructure. 

As governments continue to face funding pressures, they need innovative solutions and delivery partners to provide the infrastructure required for tomorrow’s world.

Our government and private sector clients trust us to work on their most complex, market-defining, 'first of a kind' projects and transactions.

Our global infrastructure team has worked together over many years and has an outstanding record advising sponsors, contractors, funds, banks, governments and other public bodies on the complexities and nuances of regional and cross-border infrastructure and construction and engineering projects, transactions and disputes. We have a true depth of resource with over 200 lawyers across the firm’s international network focused on the infrastructure sector.

With a multi-disciplinary global infrastructure team of world-leading sector specialists and regional experts, we provide commercial insight and legal advice from the consenting and planning process, through to construction, financing, operation, maintenance and ultimately the refinancing or sale of major projects and assets.

Our infrastructure disputes lawyers guide our clients and help them to achieve the best commercial outcomes through settlement negotiations, litigation, arbitration, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution.  

Diverse knowledge and in-depth expertise

Recent Experience

€800 million European rail project arbitration

Advising a member of a consortium of international contractors in relation to an ICC arbitration against the employer in respect of the early termination of a €800 million construction contract for a high profile European rail project

A $9.7 billion privatisation of Port of Melbourne

Advising the successful Lonsdale Consortium comprising the Future Fund, QIC, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and OMERS on the acquisition of a 50-year lease of the Port of Melbourne from the Victorian Government

Moorebank Intermodal Company Limited

Advising on the procurement of the design, construction and operation of the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal, a A$2 billion freight hub at Moorebank in south-western Sydney

Northern Beaches Hospital Project

Acted as legal adviser to the NSW Government focussing on the health services, delivery and operating term components for the procurement of the Northern Beaches Hospital - the first greenfield hospital in Sydney for more than twenty years

IJmond Sea Lock PPP - a landmark in the European PPP market

Advising the commercial lenders and EIB on the financing of the Ijmuiden Sea Lock PPP project in the Netherlands for a consortium comprised of VolkerWessels, BAM, PGGM and DIF

London Tideway Super Sewer - a £4.2 billion project

Advising the Bazalgette Consortium (Allianz Capital Partners, Amber Infrastructure, Dalmore, and DIF) on its successful bid to undertake the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the £4.2 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel, a project with a novel regulatory framework, and ongoing advice to the project vehicle including the construction programme and the establishment of the Project Bond Issuance Programme

Our Capabilities

Our expert teams provide a diverse range of legal services to our clients in the Infrastructure sector

Our People