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The combination of knowledge and practical experience ensures our ability to provide effective advice for all construction issues.

Construction

We have one of the leading construction practices in the Benelux assisting from a project’s inception, right through to its operational phase for governments, leading developers, financiers, contractors and engineers.

Our project expertise covers a multitude of areas such as landmark real estate developments, PPP projects, industrial heavy plant projects, co-generation and offshore facilities, as well as road infrastructure, tunnels and office buildings. 

The combination of practical experience and expertise ensures our ability to provide practical, workable advice. We act on matters such as drafting any type of contract related to construction or industrial projects, project delays or disruptions, international disputes and technical expert proceedings. 

We also represent clients in litigation or arbitration relating to the construction of major infrastructure, utility or office building projects.

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