The infrastructure industry is experiencing a period of significant change.
Governments and the private sector continue to face ESG pressures – more so than ever before, the industry must consider sustainability in developments to promote efficiency and to minimise pollution and waste. Advances in digitalisation have enabled improvements in the integration of smart systems, however funding and supply chain challenges have made this integration complicated. Changes in standard contract delivery such as the growth of PPP partnerships are also becoming more common in an effort to manage projects and share risks, meanwhile demographic changes to the population, including population growth, is driving unprecedented sector investment.
The industry must draw on the wealth of our experience to support our clients to build, finance or acquire the most complex and critical projects and infrastructure assets, navigating complex legal, social and technological issues. Our integrated team of infrastructure experts from across our global network provide a seamless service. We act for sponsors, public sector clients, contractors, equity investors and debt financiers, and are familiar with the concerns and objectives of all participants. We help clients deliver their projects by providing holistic advice for the whole project lifecycle, including anticipating the issues that will arise on each project, providing structure around those issues so as to facilitate a smooth and rapid implementation, negotiating and documenting the project to tight timetables, and providing a full suite of contract management services after financial close.
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We have helped leading companies, governments and financial institutions manage complex projects by developing innovative solutions to meet their needs and objectives.
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Our global multi-jurisdictional team works across industries and for key players. We understand the legal and regulatory frameworks, and the way the industry is evolving.
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Our team provide commercial insights across all major asset classes from transport, defence, education and real estate to regulated utilities, waste, renewables and oil & gas.
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Our core legal team also works seamlessly with our Ashurst Risk Advisory team to provide practical and commercial approaches to managing risk, driving change and operational performance. We also draw on our technology team to provide advanced electronic collaboration, automation and production tools to provide faster, more consistent and cost-effective legal services.
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Future Forces 2023: The megatrends shaping the infrastructure industry
Economic headwinds and geopolitical uncertainty notwithstanding, a sustained period ahead of infrastructure growth and innovation looks likely, thanks to a confluence of megatrends.Find out more
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