Construction

We understand the intricacies of the construction industry.

Our Construction Law Team has built up a strong experience in all stages of construction projects.

We assist employers, construction companies, general contractors and subcontractors, engineers, project developers, experts and insurers in virtually any part of the world (recent matters where our Construction Law Team has been involved include projects in Middle East, Europe, Asia, Russia and Africa).

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Infrastructures (highways, bridges, overground and underground railways and tramways, as well as ports and marine infrastructures)
  • Utilities sector (pipelines, sewage systems)
  • Oil and gas and power generation industry
  • Transport
  • Insurance.

We assist our clients from the procurement and tendering process to the negotiation, drafting and execution of the contract including the early initial advisory work, as well as with regard to any disputes that may arise.

Our Construction Law Team is familiar with domestic and international forms of contract, both bespoke agreements and standard contracts such as FIDIC and other contract structures such as:

  • PFI/PPP schemes
  • Turnkey, EPC contracts
  • Guaranteed Maximum Price contracts
  • Design & Construct forms of contract
  • Joint Ventures.

We also gained a quite unique experience in dispute management related to construction projects, supporting our clients in the interests of dispute prevention and, if disputes should nevertheless arise, in managing them. Our dispute resolution services also include dispute adjudication and dispute review boards, statutory and contractual adjudication, expert determination and neutral evaluation.

Our Construction Law Team works closely with engineers, project developers, experts, quantity surveyors, quantum specialists, time impact analysts and all the other professionals usually involved in the construction field.

Several of our lawyers are qualified mediators (teaching on the subject also at university level) and have very effective negotiation techniques.

 

WHY US?

We know what construction is all about, from many different perspectives. We have been players in this industry for decades and have clients active in almost every area of the industry.

Internally, lawyers from our Construction Law Team frequently work with professionals from other practice areas in the Firm to address the several issues associated with any particular project – including finance, tax, environmental, energy, real estate, and, when necessary, white-collar criminal defense, antitrust, corporate investigations and regulatory compliance.

Thanks to the fact that we are a full service Firm, we can offer our clients sophisticated legal services that are coordinated and streamlined domestically and internationally. When there is a dispute, the experience of our construction lawyers in mediation, arbitration and litigation is unparalleled.

Our lawyers appear in domestic and international arbitration, frequently in relation to contracts governed by foreign law as well as in the Italian Courts (both Civil and Administrative). For details of our top-notch experience in arbitration (which includes with ICSID, ICC, VIAC, ICDR, CAM and many other primary arbitral institutions) please refer to the relevant practice description.