Construction & Infrastructure

Extensive legal expertise in the construction & infrastructure sector

The Global Construction and Infrastructure Legal Alliance (GcilA) is a unique network of law firms that combines the expertise and experience of some of the world’s leading lawyers and their teams in construction and infrastructure. Those legal teams represent many of the world’s leading corporations, contractors, developers, engineers and governments at a local, national and international level.

Our services in the construction and infrastructure sector include project preparation and development, procurement, contract management, claims, mechanisms for dispute prevention and advanced dispute resolution (ADR), litigation, arbitration and customized training programs. GcilA offers comprehensive and integrated services in close contact with experts from other jurisdictions and sectors that will guarantee the best possible legal support for construction and infrastructure projects.

If you are interested in a complete list of the member firms projects, cases and training programs, including the construction & infrastructure sector, take a look at our portfolio list where you can find a wide variety of projects from over 50 countries.


Roads, bridges and tunnels

The member firms of the Alliance provide support and manage complex and diverse infrastructure projects. Projects include but are not limited to a large scale freeway construction in Nevada (USA), the Niagara tunnel facility project in the United States, a complex motorway project in Greece, concession highways in France, roads in Guinea Conakry and a major bridge project in Hong Kong.

Metro and rail

The Global Construction & Infrastructure Legal Alliance offers a broad range of legal services for procurement, dispute resolution, claims management and general project support for public and private metro and rail projects. Projects include the development of the urban railway and Trans-Guinean Railways in Guinea, the TGV railway in Morocco, a 360km railway system in Western Algeria, the Taipei Rapid Transport System and other railway and metro projects on five continents.

Marine and ports

The Alliance’s member firms provide support and guidance to clients active in complex and diverse projects in maritime infrastructure. These projects are often developed under concession and PPP schemes. Projects include but are not limited to the development of marinas in France and in France oversea territories, the construction of a new deep-sea port and economic trade zone in Madagascar, development of deep-sea multipurpose and heavy haul ports in Congo and the construction of the Montgomery point lock & dam in the United States. Our litigators also work in construction litigation in relation to marine and ports in countries such as Gabon, Comoros, Benin, France, and more.

Aviation and airports

The legal team at GcilA accompanies many clients including governments and public authorities, contractors, consultants and subcontractors in their aviation-based projects. Our teams have been involved in the development of the Moi International Airport in Kenya, played a key role in the contract management for the Prague International Airport in the Czech Republic and successfully participated in the Ulaanbaatar airport expansion in Mongolia. Our construction attorneys have further been a key participant in public-private airport development in Guinea Conakry, Congo, Brazzaville and Madagascar.


Our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the complex nature and the challenges of public projects. We advise and represent on a regular basis governments and public authorities in order to design procedures aiming at evaluating contractual issues with the private sector, for advising on renegotiation, streamlining procurement and for representing a state in international arbitration. Projects include the construction of a Gulf country Embassy in Algeria, the development of railway projects in Guinea Conakry and representing the state of Madagascar in international arbitration for a public road project. GcilA’s construction lawyers have also worked on projects as diverse as the construction of several U.S. Embassies abroad to the renovation of the Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Commercial and leisure

GcilA’s lawyers are experienced in commercial and leisure projects. These range from EuroDisney theme parks in France over hotels in Indonesia and a $150 million shopping mall in Shanghai to condominiums in Bangkok, Thailand. Other key contracts include the construction of hotels in Guadeloupe and Saint Martin, the development of a retail and shopping center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as well as a major arbitration case due to an unfinished shopping mall in Beijing, PRC.


GcilA’s member firms have built an extensive portfolio of residential projects from all over the world. These include but are not limited to U.S. military housing projects, a luxury housing development in Romania, a multi-billion mass-housing project in Venezuela and the construction of social housing projects in Algeria. Being accustomed to working on large scale and complex projects, our lawyers are able to aid and assist our clients with any housing or residential project on a national or international scale.

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