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Infrastructure & Projects

As a sponsor, lender or public sector organisation, you require legal advisors who can help you succeed in complex infrastructure and project financing transactions. Whether you are involved in public works programmes or private sector financing in the areas of transport, health, education, waste, energy, defence, IT/telecoms, leisure, custodial & justice, ports, rail, roads or water, you can depend on the leading lawyers in major infrastructure projects and related project financing throughout the world. Feras Al Shawaf in association with CMS has valuable experience across the Middle East region of the successful procurement and implementation of infrastructure projects, including providing key advice on procurement, project documents and financing strategy.

We have delivered deals in a range of sectors with a combined value of many billions of dollars, advising on public private partnerships, energy and renewables projects, including large offshore wind farms, infrastructure and utilities investments and a range of other development and corporate finance transactions. If you are an investor selling or buying an interest in a concession, a utility business or a PPP deal, you need expert guidance through the complex bidding process. Our lawyers have helped shape transactions across these sectors, ensuring quick deal completions on terms that optimise your returns. And if you are facing a potential dispute, we have the experts to support you through dispute resolution procedures or litigation action. Whatever your situation, we have the track record and the people to help. With over 200 lawyers working in this sector, we can support your transaction in virtually any part of the world including the UK, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, the Middle East, Turkey, India, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

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July 2018
High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in In­fra­struc­ture & Pro­jects
Sum­itomo Cor­por­a­tion/Malakoff In­ter­na­tion­al Lim­ited/Al­jo­maih on the US$ 7bn Ras Azzour IWPP in Saudi Ar­a­bia.Saudi Na­tion­al Gas Com­pany on the con­struc­tion of an air sep­ar­a­tion plant.Saudi Ara­m­coa on the joint ven­ture frame­work for team­ing with a Ray­theon sub­si­di­ary for the con­struc­tion of a wa­ter treat­ment plant.SAB­IC  on ex­pan­sion pro­jects for plants.On con­tracts for the design, fab­ric­a­tion, sup­ply and in­stall­a­tion of pyro­lys­is fur­naces.The lead con­sor­ti­um mem­ber con­cern­ing a dis­pute un­der its con­tract for the con­struc­tion of a 400KM wa­ter pipeline.Aus­tri­an En­ergy on the form­a­tion of a Saudi joint ven­ture man­u­fac­tur­ing/fab­ric­a­tion com­pany.Fawaz Al­hokair Real Es­tate Co on the de­vel­op­ment of the US$200 mil­lion King Ab­dulaziz In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port City Pro­ject – Phase 1 in Saudi Ar­a­bia.Gulf Data Hub on the design and con­struc­tion of a data centre at King Ab­dul­lah Uni­versity of Sci­ence and Tech­no­logy (KAUST), Saudi Ar­a­bia.Ab­dul Latif Jameel Real Es­tate In­vest­ment Co Ltd on the US$2.6bn, 7,000 room, Jabal Al Ka’aba Hotel pro­ject in Makkah, King­dom of Saudi Ar­a­bia.Yapi Merkezi in con­nec­tion with con­struc­tion con­tract and sub­con­tract doc­u­ment­a­tion for the Mecca/Med­i­nah Hara­main high-speed rail pro­ject in Saudi Ar­a­bia.


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13 June 2018
CMS ex­pands Dubai prac­tice with hire of con­struc­tion dis­pute spe­cial­ist
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS is de­lighted to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Patrick McPh­er­son as a part­ner in the firm’s in­fra­struc­ture, con­struc­tion and en­ergy (ICE) dis­putes team in Dubai. He will start on 14 June. Pri­or to join­ing CMS, Patrick was a part­ner