Investments in transport infrastructure play a crucial role in driving economic growth and local development. We guide clients through all stages of infrastructure projects, from feasibility studies, planning and permitting, to the tendering of companies, construction, management and operation.

Throughout these stages, we leverage our deep industry knowledge and regulatory expertise to effectively assess project risks and support our clients in strategic decision-making. Our extensive experience across all project phases gives us critical insights, allowing us to provide practical solutions when drafting and negotiating construction contracts, by drawing on our litigation and arbitration experience.

Active contract and dispute management is essential for the successful completion of infrastructure projects. We carefully assess financing issues and specific conditions related to the use of various financing resources, including private funds, public investment, and EU funds.

Our client base includes sponsors, contractors, funds, government bodies, international institutions, and municipalities. Our team members advised on all major Slovak PPP projects, such as R1, D1, and D4/R7, on PPP initiatives in the Czech Republic, including D35 and railway projects. Additionally, we have extensive experience with construction disputes, primarily based on FIDIC contracts, before arbitration tribunals and Slovak courts. Where appropriate, we have negotiated settlements to advance the construction and operation of various projects.

Sector Highlights

Czech Ministry of Transport on launch and tendering of the D35 PPP highway project, covering various sections between Prague and Ostrava

Správa železnic on a PPP feasibility study for high-speed railway sections in Moravia

National Highway Company (NDS) on high-stake disputes with contractors

EBRD and Správa železnic (Czech national railway operator) on PPP feasibility study for the railway connection between Prague and Prague Airport – Kladno

City of Bratislava on construction issues and disputes related to the reconstruction of the Dubravka-Karlova Ves main road

Contractor on expert determination proceedings and arbitration proceedings under the ICC rules in Geneva related to the construction of a motorway section in the Slovak Republic and its claims against the concessionaire

Czech Ministry of Transport on construction issues and disputes related to the first PPP project on the D4 highway

Bouygues, Colas, Intertoll, Metrostav consortium in connection with their participation in PPP tender for D4/R7 motorway

National Highway Company in respect of various stages of major infrastructure projects in Slovakia, including on a number of sections of D1 and R2 highways