Construction and infrastructures

Our knowledge of the sector is unparalleled: we have been advising the leading players in the civil engineering and the oil, chemicals and energy sectors in Italy and throughout the rest of the world for decades.

We can support you throughout each stage of your project, from bidding in tenders to managing contractual claims; and our international arbitration and litigation experts are close at hand to advise and assist if things escalate.

Our team’s in-depth knowledge of the various types of works contracts and financial structuring (including project financing and ancillary guarantees for contracting agreements), means we are the people to call if you need help with issues such as abuse of economic dependence, compliance with sub-contracting regulations, tax and corporate matters (including the progress of works and risk provisions recorded in the balance sheets), risk assessment in insolvency proceedings involving your counterparties, and contractual remedies.

Our multidisciplinary approach means we are primely placed to provide the best possible assistance to large companies and multinationals (Italian and non-Italian) in the petrochemical, transport, property, energy and defence/aerospace sectors.

We also advise Italian and international institutional and financial investors and infrastructure investment funds.

 

Here’s what sets us apart

  • We provide in- and out-of-court support regarding large public and private contracts in Italy and abroad
  • We have experience across all continents, both directly and through our network of leading law firms in other jurisdictions
  • Our team includes former general counsels from oil and gas, construction and defence/aerospace companies

Case Studies

First edition of the "Conditions of Contract for Underground Works" (FIDIC Emerald Book)

At the World Tunnel Congress last May, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) launched the first edition of “Conditions of Contract for Underground Works”, commonly known as the Emerald Book. The Emerald Book is exclusively dedicated to the regulation of th …

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Giving Preference to Egyptian Products in Government Contracts

With the aim to further boost local industry, recently Egyptian government amended Law No.5 of 2015 by expanding the scope of the law requiring to give preference to Egyptian Products in Government Contracts. Our Africa Team and Energy and Infrastructures Focus Team analyse

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OECD Discussion Draft on Financial Transactions - BonelliErede comments

In the context of the public consultation launched by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) on 3 July 2018 on the transfer pricing aspects of financial transactions, BonelliErede and Valdani Vicari & Associati provided to the Tax Treaties, Transfer Pricing and Fi …

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Investing in non-core infrastructures

Funds and other investors are hunting for opportunities off the most beaten tracks. Non-core infrastructures seem to be the latest gold mine, but what are they? Hospitals and private clinics, data centres, car parks, schools, etc. Our Energy and Infrastructure Focus Team teamed up with Inspi …

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Achmea: the future of investment arbitration in Europe

The European Court of Justice’s controversial judgment in Achmea v Slovak Republic has cast serious doubt on the continued viability of arbitration under intra-EU bilateral investment treaties. In an interesting webinar available here, our four i …

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UAE: Reforms opening to foreign investments

UAE is adopting strategic reforms to boost foreign direct investments in the UAE and thus reduce the UAE's economic reliance on the oil sector. Click here for more details from our Africa team.

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Third Party Funding: a useful tool to know in international arbitration

The funding of arbitration by a litigation funder on a non-recourse basis is a tool that can give companies access to massive amounts of capital and it can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the client. On 15 May 2018, BonelliErede held a seminar on TPF in international arbitration, d …

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Ethiopia changes gear in the plan to open to privatization and foreign investments

Ethiopia is at a crossroad: the executive council has recently announced its decision to open state monopolies in the telecoms, electricity, logistic and transport sectors to private investors. Click

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Ethiopia pushes on public private partnerships

Ethiopia has introduced a legal framework for public private partnerships to facilitate privately financed projects to support Ethiopia's grows: a clear process for private parties wishing to invest in specific public project in Ethiopia is now set. More details are available

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Compensation for public contractors

The long-awaited Public Contractors’ Compensa …

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Caught in the “Crossfire”: quantum calculations in international arbitration

One of the primary challenges that arbitral tribunals face is the quan …

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Arbitration clauses in intra-EU BITs are not compatible with EU law: a momentous decision by the European Court of Justice

The ruling of the European Court of Justice regarding the arbitration clause in the Netherlands-Slovak Republic BIT will change the European investor-state arbitration landscape. The Court stated that the arbitration clause is incompatible with EU law. This ruling, which did not adopt the Opini …

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New edition of the FIDIC suite of contracts

After almost 18 years, FIDIC has updated its Rainbow Suite of Contracts, which is widely used in major construction projects worldwide. Find here more details on the new co …

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Insights

BonelliErede at the top of the worldwide ranking of inspiratia

The third quarter of this year was of great success for the Energy & Infrastructure Focus Team of BonelliErede. Inspiratia, provider of real-time data, analysis and market news in the infrastructure and renewable energy sectors, published the global ranking of the law firms that distinguish …

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