We have provided legal assistance to important industrial, energy and public infrastructure projects, having extensive experience in the field. In these projects, precisely because of their scope and investor requirements, various elements will be joined from the legal perspective. The presence of the public legal system, with the element of concession nature and, on the other hand, a strong presence of the commercial legal component, to be carried out in most cases, by means of differente kind of companies or merely contractual that integrate different companies (consortiums). Our experience allows us to perfectly cover both aspects of legal assistance for projects, both in Spain and abroad.

Waste and generation treatment plants

We provide legal assistance to waste treatment and energy generation projects. We have significant experience in the field. We know the main elements of conflict that may arise in the operation of these facilities. The regulatory regime applicable to them, especially as far as generation is concerned. The main vicissitudes that can occur in a treatment plant, the possible situations of conflict with the Administration, are issues to which we provide assistance and this, both in the advisory and the contentious aspects, when such issues reach the courts of justice.

Desalinisation plants

We provide legal assistance to desalination facilities and projects both in Spain and abroad, particularly in North Africa. We have an extraordinary experience in the field. We know the main factors that can affect an EPC for the construction of this type of facility, as well as the elements that can affect its reception and delivery, commissioning, as well as its operation and maintenance. We know the essential milestones of the supply and the matters that can generate conflict scenarios with contractors and subcontractors.

Waterworks

Intervention in the legal assistance to significant hydraulic works, knowing their processes of environmental impact assessment and determination of corrective and compensatory measures. Among the outstanding experiences in the matter, the fact of having collaborated in the work of the Bill of Amendment of the Water Law, finally approved by Law 46/99, of December 13.

We are aware of the contracts of assignment of rights of use over water, as well as of the different types of procedures related to the protection and protection of the public hydraulic domain, including those of a sanctioning nature.

Ports and maritime infrastructures

We have provided legal assistance to Port Authorities for a long period of time. We have provided legal assistance to significant projects for the execution of works and infrastructures in port matters.

With regard to other maritime infrastructures, we know perfectly well, both in its advisory and contentious aspects, the implications derived from the legal regime of the Coastal Law, both in its administrative and environmental perspective.

Airports

We have provided legal assistance in procedures for the execution of this type of infrastructure. We are familiar with the implications of the regulation in airports matters, as well as of the significant changes that are taking place regarding both the system itself, and the entities involved in it.

We have taken part in significant processes related to the commissioning of airport infrastructures in our country, being aware of the different implications derived from it (environmental, special airspace regulation, administrative structure and competent bodies in the matter, with special reference to the position of AENA). We have taken part in litigious processes linked to such infrastructures both from the point of view of public law, and in the strictly private sphere.

High speed networks

We are aware of the requirements of legal assistance for projects of this scope, in some of whose most significant precedents, we have developed legal assistance works. We have significant experience in legal assistance for engineering contracting processes, execution of work, project and work, public works concession contracts, etc. Legal assistance to joint venture of companies, etc.

Highways and terrestrial infrastructures

We have experience in legal assistance to the execution processes of these infrastructures. We can mention some of the motorways executed in the nineties in the southwest of Spain, and all this with how many incidents are derived from procedures of this nature, both in the order of strict advice and in the contentious area. We know the particularities of the expropriation procedure, the incidents of any order that derive from the actions of land occupation, in the context of urgent actions that concern the general interest.

National and international bids and tenders

We have provided legal assistance to both public and private entities in this area. We are familiar with the different types of contracting in the public sector, from the traditional public works, public service, services and supply, to others of more recent generation such as the public works concession contract. Preparation of bids for national and international tenders in the sectors of energy, the environment and public works.

We have provided advice and contentious assistance to processes of challenge of bidding procedures, challenge of contract documents, cancellation of awards, as well as to the vicissitudes that occur throughout the life of public contracts between the intervening Administration and the contractor, especially in the claim of amounts derived from the execution of the contracts, sanctions measures, etc.

Ports and maritime infrastructures

We have provided legal assistance to Port Authorities for a long period of time. We have provided legal assistance to significant projects for the execution of works and infrastructures in port matters.

With regard to other maritime infrastructures, we know perfectly well, both in its advisory and contentious aspects, the implications derived from the legal regime of the Coastal Law, both in its administrative and environmental perspective.