Projects and Infrastructure Analysis
Beyond the headline infrastructure projects, UK construction work is still recovering from the clobbering it took during the slump
Clifford Chance again tops the global project finance rankings by deal value. It’s been a pretty rotten time for the sector, but events such as the Arab Spring are giving things a push
As the authorities probe the bond dealings of JSC BTA Bank’s ex-chairman, Catherine Newman QC highlights some legal aspects of the saga that appear to add up to a near-reversal of the burden of proof
With the closure of coal-powered energy stations, the proposed private sector-funded nuclear alternatives will be vital to meet the UK’s needs. But as Hamish Lal reports, the builds could be seriously delayed due to a lack of clarity on the part of the Government
Renewable energy initiatives have come under threat in Europe as governments renege on incentive schemes. Simon Currie and Tim Baines examine the likely impact on existing and proposed green initiatives
Europe’s largest waste PFI has seen Addleshaws strike up relationships with new clients.
Law firms are waiting on tenterhooks for the Baltic States’ politicians to sort out their differences and give the go-ahead for a host of energy projects.
The collapse of BHP’s bid for Rio Tinto leaves big firms’ big billers at a loose end.
The EU and UK need to implement new legislation if they want the latest CO2 storage technology to be a success
This has not been a good year for Berwin Leighton Paisner's projects team. The department lost six partners over the course of 12 months.
The economies of Eastern Europe and the CIS have emerged from decades of rigid state planning, leading to predictions that the private sector would win a raft of infrastructure work.
Political nous and solid relationships will be key to winning the work
Although the US's new energy bill offers some much-needed mandates for energy efficiency, targets for renewable energy fall disappointingly short.
If necessity truly is the mother of invention, then West Country law firms could be in line for a huge boost as the impacts of global warming, pollution and urbanisation hit home.
Sub-Saharan Africa is ripe for development - and China is making the first moves. By Corinna Mitchell and Michael Foundethakis
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The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is on the hunt for an expanded panel after turning its back on the idea of scrapping or reducing its dedicated roster.
Pinsent Masons has added to its Asian infrastructure group with the hire of Formosan Brothers construction and disputes partner Helena Chen in Beijing.
DLA Piper, Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy are among the firms to have advised on the construction of a new six-lane toll bridge over the Mersey.
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Newly elected Norway prime minister Solway has promised measures that will kickstart a flat infrastructure sector
Disputes lawyers sit with sharpened pencils waiting impatiently for the full force of the fallout from the credit crunch. As thumbs are twiddled, a torrent of disputes has already started in the energy sector. Across the world disputes are being fuelled by the unsettling effects of the high price of oil.