Clifford Chance is one of the world’s leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the four key markets of the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution. Clifford Chance has 35 offices in 25 countries with some 3,400 legal advisers. The firm also operates a cooperation agreement with Al-Jadaan & Partners Law Firm in Saudi Arabia. In Germany, Clifford Chance has offices with approximately 350 lawyers, auditors, tax advisers and solicitors in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main and Munich.
The Clifford Chance Construction Group was established in 1997 with a remit to focus on non-contentious construction work. The group has since expanded to incorporate lawyers in most of the firm’s worldwide offices. The Construction Group provides specialist support to clients in the development of procurement strategies and in the analysis and allocation of construction risk. The Group is unique among the leading law firms in its size and specialist focus and is consistently recognised as a market leader. The Group is involved in all sectors of the construction and engineering industry, including infrastructure, energy, oil and gas and real estate, allowing a seamless sharing of ideas and resources across those sectors.
The construction team specialist knowledge includes such topics as: building and construction contracts and procurement methods (including Construction Management, Design & Build, EPC, EPCM, GMP, Lump Sum, Management Contracting, Target Price and Turnkey), consultancy appointments, design appointments, facilities management, latent defects, operation & maintenance agreements (O&M), partnering, project management issues, sub-contracts, supply contracts. We are familiar with many standard forms of contract used in the industry, including FIDIC, JCT and NEC / ECC, among others.