News 24 Jun. 2021
Curtis successfully defends foreign states' procedural privileges in the UK Supreme Court
News 23 Jun. 2021
Ibrahim Elsadig joins Curtis as Partner in Dubai
News 09 Aug. 2021
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle enters into association with Chevalier Law in Singapore.
Event 23 Apr. 2021
Partner Borzu Sabahi to speak on Damages, Enforcement and Annulment of Arbitral Awards at Executive Training Program hosted by the Government of India and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Client Alert 18 Oct. 2021
Senior Associate Martin Wolff Discusses Practical Questions with Regard to the German Implementation of the EU Directive on Cross-Border Tax Arrangements (DAC6) in Institutional Money
News 18 Oct. 2021
Jan Krupski Joins Curtis as a Partner in Frankfurt
News 15 Oct. 2021
Claudia Frutos-Peterson and Elisa Botero Ranked Among the Top 100 Female Lawyers in Latin America by Latinvex
News 13 Oct. 2021
Curtis Joins The Appellate Project to Promote Appellate Practice to Diverse Law Students
Client Alert 15 Oct. 2021
Recent change in Dubai’s Arbitration Landscape.
News 20 Sep. 2021
Curtis Successfully Defends the Sultanate of Oman and Oman Aluminium Rolling Company LLC in U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Case
Client Alert 05 Oct. 2021
Proposed Legislative Changes to Federal Estate, Gift and Trust Taxation
Publications 22 Sep. 2021
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021)
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021)
Curtis' construction law practice advises on the full range of contractual and legal matters in relation to large and complex international and domestic construction, engineering and infrastructure projects in the role of project counsel. This can begin at the tendering stage and progress throughout the lifetime of a project in relation to dispute avoidance and dispute resolution.
Our clients act as project sponsors, investors, lenders, developers and state entities in major construction projects, and operate in a wide array of sectors, including power (hydro, gas, LNG, wind and geothermal); water and wastewater; petroleum and petrochemicals; transportation (airports and ports, maritime, railroads, toll roads, etc); mining and telecommunications.
Curtis construction law attorneys have represented state-owned companies, investors, developers and contractors in the preparation of contracts and project documents, including AIA-based forms, FIDIC contracts and in the development of tenders for infrastructure projects. They are also well prepared to address issues that inevitably arise during infrastructure projects, including financing, environmental and tax issues.
In our experience, investing in legal advice prior to contract execution is money well spent by a contractor, as it invariably avoids the future greater costs of dispute resolution with respect to an unclear or incompletely drafted contract.
Our infrastructure development practice counsels clients worldwide on the full range of corporate, financial and regulatory issues affecting their respective industries.
The practice handles a broad range of domestic and international transactions, including some of the world's largest and best known project finance transactions and projects in the international petroleum and power industries. The latter takes the form of build, lease and transfer (BLT), build, own and operate (BOO), build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT), or adaptations of the foregoing, particularly in light of local legal requirements.
Curtis has a specialism in construction disputes, particularly within our international arbitration team which offers considerable experience in mediation, as well as in dispute resolution under the AAA, ICC, and ad hoc rules. We have an excellent track record in representing governments and state entities as defendants in arbitrations in the construction industry arising under both contractual and investment law.
Curtis has advised countries and international entities on construction law. Attorneys in our Middle East offices in particular have considerable experience in advising both international and local contractors in relation to the drafting of their construction contracts, prior to project commencement. We are very familiar with FIDIC standard form contracts and other industry standard form contracts, including with respect to electrical and mechanical works, building and civil engineering works or on a design/build, DBO or EPC basis.
Where appropriate, Curtis can place experienced members of the team on site to advise on and assist in matters which are building up to a dispute or to advise on options and strategies for dealing with historical disputes.
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"Solid disputes practice noted for its handling of construction and engineering cases."
Chambers Global (2019)
"Whenever they pull together a team, they pick the best team for the job. The way they connect themselves globally is impressive."
Chambers USA (2019)
"Fast, flexible and very client-oriented."
"Additional expertise in the construction, telecommunications and infrastructure sectors."
Clients are impressed by the firm's "pragmatism and results-driven approach."
Chambers Global 2019 UAE Corporate and Commercial Contracts