Construction and Procurement

Our dedicated construction transactional team—ranked among the foremost practices in the world—helps leading energy companies and other major developers to best achieve their commercial goals, avoid or minimize change orders and other project variations, and avoid or withstand disputes through the drafting and negotiating of clear, enforceable contracts.

As one of the largest construction transactional legal teams in the world, we’ve helped clients build projects in more than 75 countries, including in emerging markets and uncharted jurisdictions. Recent projects include:

  • the majority of U.S. LNG export facilities and recent U.S. import terminals;
  • overseas LNG projects, including a $50 billion project in Mozambique;
  • the world’s largest petrochemical facilities;
  • the largest power and desalination project financed in one phase;
  • nuclear plants, as well as fossil-fueled and renewable-power projects;
  • oil and gas platforms, pipelines and storage projects;
  • the world’s largest cement manufacturing facility;
  • the largest coal mine in Latin America;
  • Public infrastructure, stadiums and commercial development.

From mitigating against strategies employed in negotiations and obtaining the best tax treatment to anticipating the legal challenges that can arise during and after construction, we work with project owners, developers and lenders to not only draft and negotiate contracts but also, with client permission, advise on scope of work, design basis, performance guarantees and other contract exhibits.

The many former engineers and other industry professionals on our team work with owners’ engineers, architects and consultants to synchronize contract content and help prevent common pitfalls in technical documentation. Supported by the firm’s project finance, environmental, international arbitration and construction litigation practices, our team collaborates to create uniquely structured contracts, many for first-of-their-kind projects.

 Our work spans the full spectrum of contract structures and project delivery systems, including: engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contracts; engineer-procure-construction management (EPCM) contracts; design-build; construction and construction management contracts (at risk and agency); engineering, architectural and consulting contracts; front-end engineering design contracts (FEED); long-term service agreements (LTSA); and operation and maintenance contracts (O&M).

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Recognized as one of the top three construction practices in the United States.

Legal 500

Top 15 construction practice in the world

Who’s Who Construction

Leading Construction Practice in UAE

Legal 500

Leading Construction Practice in Japan

Legal 500

"Knows all the ins and outs of the construction business and how to protect clients"

Chambers USA

"They have remarkable experience across the world and the depth they bring is great."

Chambers USA

Energy Practice Group of the Year

Law 360

Energy Advisory Firm of Year

Petroleum Economist