Expertise Industries

Morais Leitão has a vast experience in providing legal advice to large infrastructure projects involving the construction in either public or private sectors. Our infrastructure team is experienced in all the stages of these projects, allowing for a full counseling from the genesis until the exploration.

This specialized approach includes from early on an analysis of the applicable legislative and regulatory frameworks. It also comprises the advice on the awarding process and the negotiation and drafting of the multiple project contracts arising thereof (concession agreements, turn-key construction agreements, exploitation and maintenance), the advising regarding licenses and the necessary rights to use the properties, as well as the process of investment and divestment (mainly in the context of M&A operations) and the loan agreements negotiation, and even including litigation and arbitration.

Since its participation in the first project finance related to the construction and exploitation of the road crossings of the Tagus river, our team has provided advice to - either financing banks and promoters, both national and international -  on infrastructure projects in Portugal, in sectors as diverse such as Transports, Roads and Rail, Energy and Natural Resources, Health and Pharmaceuticals, TMT, Water and Sanitation and Defence.

In our search for innovative solutions to achieve the most efficient and less costly completion of projects, safeguard the risks of stakeholders and do not neglect the economic rational investment, we have developed some approaches which, in the meantime, have become archetypal in the market.