Construction and public works

Our construction and public works practice features the following areas of expertise :

Engineering and construction contracts :

  • Construction contracts
  • Engineering contracts (DB, EPC-EPCM, bridging)
  • Build-operate contracts (DBO, BOT, BOOT, DBOOT)
  • Turnkey contracts
  • Procurement contracts
  • Standard contracts : FIDIC, ICE (NEC)

Public works :

  • Public procurement and tendering procedures
  • Public sector contracts, public works concessions
  • Public-private partnerships, special purpose vehicles

International construction :

  • International contracts and vehicles
  • Protection of foreign investment

Partnerships and subcontracting :

  • Construction consortia
  • Joint ventures
  • Undeclared partnerships, other partnerships
  • Partnership governance, intellectual property
  • Subcontracting

Finance and insurance

Execution of contracts and adaptation mechanisms :

  • Adaptation clauses
  • Contract renegotiation
  • Price adjustment, cost overruns
  • Hardship, force majeure

Breach of contract and liabilities :

  • Construction defects, latent defects
  • Construction non-compliances
  • Delays, failure to meet contractual deadlines
  • Payment failures
  • Abandonment of construction, non-completion of works
  • Other damages, degradations, accidents
  • Construction warranties and legal presumptions

Dispute Boards :

  • Adjudication boards, review boards and combined boards (DAB, DRB, CDB)
  • FIDIC clauses (International federation of consulting engineers)
  • ICC Rules (International chamber of commerce)
  • ICE procedure (Institution of civil engineers)

Dispute resolution :

  • Construction arbitration
  • Judicial and administrative litigation
  • Interim and conservatory measures, emergency proceedings
  • Technical expertises