Infrastructure and transport
Market leaders globally for infrastructure deals.
We advise clients on the procurement, construction, operation, maintenance and acquisition or sale of infrastructure and transport assets around the world.
We combine our strengths in procurement and regulatory law, M&A, PPP, infrastructure finance and tax with in-depth sector knowledge and a commercial outlook to deliver an integrated service of the highest quality.
Our clients include corporates, lenders, regulators, governments and financial investors. We work globally across the entire infrastructure and transport sector: aviation and airports; defence; ports and shipping; post and logistics; public sector; road, rail and social infrastructure; water and waste; and energy and telecoms.
Advising HOCHTIEF on its offer for – and later its part in the three-way acquisition of – Spanish toll road operator Abertis.
Advising the Fraport consortium on its successful bid to lease and manage 14 airports in Greece, which raised €1.2bn for the Greek government as a part of the 2015 privatisation process.
Advising Obchvat Nula ('Zero Bypass'), a consortium comprising Cintra, Macquarie and Porr, on the €1bn ($1.12bn) Slovak D4/R7 highways public–private partnership.
Representing the administrators of Monarch Airlines in court proceedings to prevent Monarch's airport slots from being reallocated to other airlines.
Advising New Kansai International Airport Company, a Japanese government-owned subsidiary, on the privatisation of both Kansai and Osaka international airports in a ‘mega-concession’.
Representing the group of concessionaires in a high-profile investment arbitration against Argentina concerning the world’s largest water concession.
Advising the winning consortium of infrastructure investors on the acquisition of London City Airport from Global Infrastructure Partners and Highstar Capital.
The transaction continued our strong track-record in the UK airports sector, having acted on all the major UK airport transactions in recent years.
Advising Hapag-Lloyd, Germany’s largest cargo container shipping line, on its acquisition of the United Arab Shipping Company, the Middle East's largest container carrier.
The deal resulted in Hapag-Lloyd becoming one of the five largest container carriers in the world, with a fleet of 237 ships, a transport capacity of 1.6m twenty-feet equivalent units and an estimated turnover of $12bn.
Advising two China Shipping Group (CSG) entities on a number of simultaneous asset acquisitions and disposals, and a subsequent restructure as the group undergoes a broader restructure involving China Ocean Shipping Group (COSCO).
The transactions form part of a larger restructure involving both COSCO and CSG, and represent a substantial reconfiguration of two of China’s leading state-owned enterprises.
Advising a consortium of banks on the financing the £4.2bn Thames Tideway Tunnel (TTT).
Commonly known as the ‘super sewer’, the TTT is intended to stop millions of tonnes of sewage flowing into the River Thames from London’s Victorian sewers, ensuring that the UK complies with environmental standards.
The project will be the biggest scheme delivered by a UK water and sewerage company since privatisation and one of the largest greenfield infrastructure projects in which UK pension funds have invested.
The project won the Infrastructure Journal's award for Water Deal of the Year 2016.