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Construction


Linklaters' Global Construction Group is at the forefront of the market advising on all aspects of complex, large scale projects and construction/development work covering all sectors, across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

Integrated

Our construction specialists are integrated in our sector-aligned practices, ensuring our clients receive seamless advice on all aspects of transactions, including financing, M&A, real estate and dispute resolution.

We advise a range of clients including private and public sector developers, funders (including commercial banks, private equity houses, infrastructure funds, ECAs and IFIs), service providers, contractors and governments. We fully understand the, often competing, requirements of investors, commercial banks, ECAs/DFIs, governments and other project counterparties.

This integrated service and experience that we offer is something that very few firms can rival.


Innovative

Our lawyers are at the forefront of market developments and have a long history of regularly advising on first-in-market and cutting-edge technologies, including:

  • carbon capture and storage
  • floating LNG
  • offshore wind
  • concentrated solar power

We regularly advise on the full range of procurement structures including EPC, EPCM, FEED, design and build, multi-contract/onshore-offshore structures, as well as more novel alliancing and partnering arrangements.


Knowledgeable

We have first-hand experience in developing successful construction structures, informed by a “line-by-line” knowledge of the typical allocation of risk between the relevant parties in the related sector.

We have extensive experience in advising on all aspects of structuring, drafting and negotiating construction and maintenance contracts in the context of financings, joint ventures and other equity transactions.

We can advise you on financing and equity structures, procurement structures, operation and maintenance, service agreements and technology licensing forms.

We regularly provide construction advice to clients in the following sectors:

  • Infrastructure
  • Renewable energy and power
  • Transport
  • Defence



  • Technology, media and telecommunications
  • Real Estate
  • Shipping
  • Oil and gas

Key construction highlights include

Advising innogy on the development of the triton knoll offshore wind farm in the uk

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Advising on the construction and financing of the £2.6 billion 1.14-gigawatt Seagreen offshore wind farm

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Advising the sponsors on the unwrapped construction arrangements and subsequent financing of the £2.6 billion Beatrice 588MW offshore wind farm

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Advising SSE on the development of the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in the UK, including negotiating the multi-contract construction agreements with Siemens Gamesa, Prysmian, Tideway, Blue Tern, Saipem, and UK Grid Solutions

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Defending a European construction group in an ICC arbitration in London, relating to the construction of an oil refinery in Antwerp

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Advising and drafting on the construction documentation for the £4.1 billion Thames Tideway project in the UK

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Advising INEOS on the development of a world-scale propane dehydrogenation and ethane cracker facility in Belgium

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Advising Woodside on its Scarborough and Pluto LNG export project in Western Australia

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Advising the lenders and ECAs on the US$2.5 billion ethane cracker and petrochemical project for Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Company

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Advising and negotiating the world’s first EPC contract for a floating LNG liquefaction vessel in Mozambique

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Advising the sponsors on the construction arrangements for the US$3 billion expansion of the Cartagena oil refinery in Columbia

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