We advise all entities involved in investment projects, from contracting authorities and contractors to contract engineers, architects, designers, subcontractors and technical or business advisors.

Our experience with infrastructure investments includes both knowledge about the many legal issues affecting them and the various engineering and construction issues they involve. This allows us to effectively manage contractual risks and relations with the various entities involved in implementing complex, high-volume infrastructure investments.

We help to draft and negotiate construction contracts, to implement infrastructure projects and, in the event of disputes, during the pre-litigation stage and in any court or arbitration proceedings.

How can we help?

Day-to-day advice

  • Identifying legal risks which may affect the investment and ways to prevent them;
  • Advising and representing clients in dealings with contractual counterparties or with the contract engineer;
  • Handling formal contractual correspondence;
  • Advising on changes of a contractor which result, inter alia, from the bankruptcy of a consortium member;
  • Preparing specialised legal opinions and analyses.

Claims and disputes

  • Helping to formulate claims concerning project implementation (inc. claims to extend the time required to complete the works or achieve a milestone, claims related to settling the costs of accelerating or extending works, claims related to settling additional and replacement works, claims related to changing prices and production costs when implementing the construction project, calculation, measurement and settlement of contractual penalties);
  • Advising and representing clients in pre-court dispute resolution methods;
  • Advising and representing clients before the dispute settlement commission;
  • Advising and representing clients in court and arbitration proceedings, whether Polish or international.

Selected projects

  • Advising a leading architectural firm on concluding a 10-year, multimillion-dollar architectural and design contract with one Belgium’s largest construction companies, for an investment complex in the New Center of Lodz, involving a total of 9 buildings with a usable area of 100,000 m2. Project value: approximately PLN 2 billion
  • Advising one of Poland’s largest combined heat and power plants on various legal and project implementation issues. Project value: PLN 1.4 billion
  • Helping an international energy company to develop tender documentation, including contracts for construction works, to implement power and heat projects carried out as public procurement projects or with European Funds co-financing
  • Representing a leading architectural firm in negotiations with an Austrian construction company regarding a Design and Build contract to construct the Józef Piłsudski Museum in Sulejówek
  • Representing a leading architectural firm in negotiating a multimillion-dollar design contract with Poland’s largest developer to construct a residential and commercial complex with parking infrastructure in Warsaw
  • Reviewing and drafting numerous construction contracts and providing construction management services in connection with a 42 MW wind farm investment. Project value: PLN 200 mln
  • Advising and representing Poland’s largest mining and energy group on multimillion-dollar litigation against an insurer in connection with equipment failures in drilling wells
  • Representing a global construction company at the pre-trial stage and in arbitration proceedings in a dispute against a consortium member regarding the implementation of a public contract to construct an expressway in Poland. Contract value: over PLN 294 mln