Our senior team of lawyers provide simple, pragmatic and commercial advice on all aspects of projects, developments, construction and real estate. Our clients include several universities throughout the country, a household name in construction, one of the world’s largest companies and institutional investors.
Our aim is to put ourselves in our client’s position and to deliver a real strategic perspective to the advice we give. Our principal hallmarks are:
As an established specialist in large scale student residences with a growing presence in other project finance and PFI sectors, we understand the unique requirements of our clients and develop innovative structures and solutions to meet these.
Projects – all stages including market entry strategy, bid structuring, procurement, funding, construction and property.
Real estate – full range of property matters, including buying, selling and developing land, estates management, due diligence, conveyancing and landlord and tenant, environmental law.
Construction – full range of construction advice including drafting and negotiating professional consultant appointments, collateral warranties, third party rights, construction contracts (standard form including JCT, NEC, MF/1, ICC, IChemE and bespoke) deeds of novation and security. Capital projects, construction procurement and planning, FM, infrastructure, engineering and dispute resolution.
Public procurement – project planning, timetabling, market testing, OJEU notices, MOI, restricted, open, competitive with negotiation, competitive dialogue, PQQ/SQ, tender and procurement docs, evaluation sense check, award and standstill letters and advice, reviewing for compliance and help with challenging a decision or award.
State aid – whether you’re the proposed giver or recipient of a measure it’s always best to get a State aid check early on. We can give helpful pointers to avoid the issue or help you to restructure the proposed measure in a way which will make it compliant, avoiding the need for notification. We check ERDF and LEP funding applications to enable you to “tick the State aid box”.
Finance – all aspects of project finance, including senior debt, bond finance, mezzanine funding, subordinated debt, security and derivatives.
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Finance and forward funding