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Solicitors' practice areas

Projects/project finance

Whenever a large industrial or infrastructure project is conceived, built and operated, legal advice is key. A project might relate to the construction of a new hospital or wind farm, or a new gas pipeline or toll road. In other parts of the world, UK lawyers frequently work on the construction and financing of energy and transport projects, leveraging their expertise in English law (which is often the law of choice for a project's commercial and financial agreements). Large projects involve lawyers who specialise in finance, construction and corporate law, all of whom must work over long periods of time and to finely-tuned schedules. Some law firms work with the project companies and their shareholders who build projects; some the governments and organisations that commission projects; some focus on representing banks and other funding entities who lend money for projects; and some advise all of these.