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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

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Our global team of multi-disciplinary, highly experienced lawyers are known for delivering practical and innovative solutions to clients across the infrastructure sector.

We are a recognised market leader and are consistently ranked at the top of the global infrastructure and project finance league tables and directories.

Our integrated global network provides full service capabilities at every stage in the infrastructure value chain from fund formation to the structuring and financing of projects through to disputes and litigation and mergers and acquisitions.

We offer clients a dedicated team of lawyers with the right balance of specific geographical experience, industry knowledge and legal skills to deliver a world class service to our clients.

Clifford Chance has been awarded Global Law Firm of the Year at the Infrastructure Investor Awards for the past 4 years.

Digital and Smart Infrastructure

We have experience across all key asset classes in digital infrastructure, including smart meters, data centres, mobile towers, fibre broadband and mobile networks, and have worked with clients on some of the most significant transactions across the globe. We draw upon specialist knowledge from our network to stay on top of the important developments happening in key markets, and the wider global consequences for the industry.

Energy Transition and related Infrastructure

We have a global team of highly-experienced lawyers who are committed to helping clients keep pace with market and regulatory developments in the energy transition sector, including renewables, district heating, energy storage, energy networks, carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), direct air capture and Hydrogen. More information about our energy and resources expertise.

Transport infrastructure

We have an outstanding reputation for assisting a diverse range of clients seeking to invest, develop, enhance and maintain infrastructure in the transport sector. We advise on all aspects of ground-breaking, headline projects relating to airports, marine ports, roads, tunnels, bridges and railways (including rolling stock) around the world. We are also advising clients in relation to advancements in mobility, such as EV charging infrastructure. View our transport infrastructure expertise.

Social and Defence Infrastructure

We have an unrivalled track record of advising clients on a wide range of ground breaking social infrastructure transactions and we have advised on some of the largest and most innovative projects developed across the globe, including healthcare (hospitals), education (schools and universities) and public facilities (community housing and prisons). We have also have a strong track record of advising on major aerospace and defence transactions. 

Water and Waste

We have extensive experience advising on water and waste related transactions and are familiar with the issues that arise in transactions involving these assets. Our experience includes advising financial investors, sponsors, banks and utilities operators on the structuring and financing of projects through to mergers and acquisitions, antitrust and disputes and litigation. We also have extensive experience advising on transactions deploying the most innovative financing and governance structures, including the regulated asset base (RAB) and direct procurement for customers (DPC).