Infrastructure & PFI / PPP

Public private partnership infrastructure projects bring unique challenges. Disputes arising out of long-term collaborative agreements between public authorities, major private sector infrastructure providers and financiers require an understanding of the technical complexities of constructing projects and an appreciation of the financial implications arising out of failures in, or changes to, ongoing service provision.

The members of Atkin Chambers have extensive experience in advising both public bodies and the private sector in both fields. Their projects experience spans major road building, power stations, waste management, hospitals, schools, rail infrastructure investment, and water and waste treatment.

The contractual complexities created by the involvement of many parties with competing economic interests frequently give rise to complex legal disputes about risk allocation. Members have significant experience in managing such disputes and in securing commercially acceptable outcomes for clients which avoid the need for litigation.

Where litigation cannot be avoided, members have acted in some of the major cases reported in this sector: