Infrastructure Disputes

The Debevoise Infrastructure practice is a multi-disciplinary practice skilled in assisting our clients to manage their infrastructure construction and operating contracts. Our practice covers projects across the sector.

Our strong contentious and non-contentious experience makes us ideally placed to advise on contract management issues on live projects. We do some of our best work behind the scenes, helping parties who want to keep their project on track to stay on good terms. With effective early case management, it is often possible to secure performance while avoiding the cost and disruption of formal disputes altogether.

At the same time, we are adept at ensuring that, if matters cannot be resolved amicably, our clients are in an optimal position for formal proceedings. Our experience is that securing a good outcome depends upon the ability to pursue a contract management strategy that is underpinned (but not distracted) by a well-developed and executed litigation strategy.

If formal proceedings prove necessary, we are leaders in enforcing our clients’ rights without losing sight of the bigger picture. We are known for our vigorous and effective advocacy. We fight to win, and we take every step available to protect our clients’ interests, formulating and executing multi-jurisdictional strategies for interim and substantive actions in support of a core set of arbitral or court proceedings. But at each stage, we act with sensitivity to the long-term relationships of our clients and the treatment of assets of strategic importance.

Individually and collectively we are routinely ranked highly in the Chambers and Legal 500 guides for our arbitration and litigation expertise. Our ability to offer solid and reliable advice throughout the life of a project is regularly noted and commended.