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Coming together to provide the best possible legal support

The Global Construction & Infrastructure Legal Alliance (GcilA) was founded in recognition of the need to provide the industry and public authorities with expert legal advice in the field of construction, infrastructure and mining law in major markets.

Headquartered in Paris, France, lawyers from the member firms work together to provide fully integrated legal services for all parties in the global market: government agencies, public and private financiers of construction projects, developers, industrial companies, engineers, contractors and suppliers. Clients reside in a variety of different sectors, including construction, infrastructure, mining, energy, and more.

In addition to providing legal representation, GcilA documentation center is a repository of contract forms, briefs, articles, monographs, and other writings on construction, infrastructure and mining law. GcilA also provides public seminars and in-house training programs in the areas of its expertise. The constituent members are leading practitioners from their respective jurisdictions. While each firm retains its independence, GcilA allows them to bring their expertise together as needed for each individual project.

The guiding principle behind GcilA is that no single multi-disciplinary law firm, no matter how large, could have true experts in the highly specialized areas of construction, infrastructure and mining law in more than a few jurisdictions. Moreover, the leading specialist firms in particular jurisdictions could not expand into all the markets where their expertise was needed in sufficient time to meet demand. The traditional solution of a referral network, although helpful, did not meet the need of coordinated expertise and inclusive advice so needed on major projects in our global world. The need for a centrally located and managed network became obvious and we believe will serve the interests of the construction and infrastructure development industry at more than competitive rates.

GcilA's Geoffrey Smith will be speaking at the 4th Global Procurement Conference in Rome on July 8 & 9. https://t.co/KM01MRCGnZ
GcilA's Shelly Ewald (Watt Tieder), Wolfgang Beyer (Breyer Rechtsanwälte) and Guillaume Sauvaget (PS Consulting) wi… https://t.co/moRcZdctV8
We are excited to share the news that GcilA's Jim Perry has been elected to the position of President-Elect of the… https://t.co/tJrpOKN5tx
We congratulate GcilA member firm @WattTieder on their 40 year anniversary. The next 40 years will be even more suc… https://t.co/QgugQ4U03X
GcilA's Marc Frilet recognized by @whoswholegal as one of the leading #construction #lawyers in France. https://t.co/7n7qIoNd7D
Seminar 24 June: Intl. #Construction #Law: Bridging Common And Civil Law; is standardisation possible? More at: https://t.co/dLq9X06FVb
Take a look at Watt Tieder's most recent newsletter including a two-page spread about GcilA. https://t.co/SFMl0Czq82
ICLA holds it's inaugural seminar in Paris. Speakers include GcilA's Marc Frilet, Jack Tieder & Wolfgang Breyer.https://t.co/VzYI0hLrcE
New Project Spotlight: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. https://t.co/YMriv26htG #litigation #construction
GcilA developed a unique Knowledge Center that aggregates over 600 documents, files and presentations. Read more: https://t.co/4vsRtlrHFF
Join us for our workshop in November. Speakers include Michel Démarre, Marc Frilet, Wolfgang Breyer, and more. https://t.co/SaqG5nikNf #law
Take a look at the upcoming events with #GcilA participation. http://t.co/5BvLocirog #construction #training
Breyer Rechtsanwälte joins the Global Construction & Infrastructure Legal Alliance! http://t.co/CxGrkiTAx9 - #construction #law #Alliance
Our member firm Karila Société d’Avocats launched its brand new website, available in English and French. http://t.co/NfsjzM73O7
New Project Spotlight: Watt Tieder represented SWAI in arbitration proceedings in Taiwan | http://t.co/gByjlXRrm2 | #disputes #arbitration
The @MEDEF_I hosts the formal launch of the International Centre of Excellence on PPP policies, law and institutions. http://t.co/LMFQBQoTAA
CBIC & CICA conference on infrastructure/PPP in Brazil. GcilA's Marc Frilet and Chris Wright were expert speakers. http://t.co/6peUPNxY84