Infrastructures and Transport

At CS'Associados we have in-depth knowledge of the infrastructure and transport sector, supported by lawyers who have been part of our team since the first major projects financed through project finance structures in the 1990s.

The experience we have gained over the years advising on some of the most emblematic and complex infrastructure projects in Portugal enables us to provide our clients with sound, innovative and high-quality advice at the various stages of the infrastructure's life and in a wide range of sectors.

The infrastructure and transport sector is advised by multidisciplinary teams made up of lawyers from different practice areas with specific knowledge of the sector and its regulation, enabling them to identify the risks inherent to each project quickly and effectively and to propose innovative and safe solutions to overcome them.

We have seen the infrastructure and transport sector through various economic and regulatory cycles, which enables us to anticipate risks and propose to our clients more resilient legal structures to meet the challenges posed by the typically long duration of projects.

Whether it is road, rail, port, airport, social, health, energy, water, waste, telecommunications and new technology infrastructure, CS'Associados' lawyers are familiar with the specific challenges of each type of infrastructure and understand the underlying negotiation aspects at the time of construction, financing, operation, refinancing, restructuring, acquisition and sale.

Whatever the stage of the project, CS'Associados has the knowledge and experience to help our clients achieve their objectives.

In this regard, we have provided legal advice on the following matters:

  • Advice on infrastructure financing and refinancing - Project finance;
  • Assisting with licensing procedures;
  • Acquisitions and sales;
  • Corporate restructuring;
  • Advice to concessionaires and sub-concessionaires;
  • PPPs.
Infrastructures and Transport

Track Record

Advising Lineas on the acquisition of a stake in Lusoponte.

Advising on the acquisition of Alkion Terminals BV (Barreiro Terminal) by Koole Terminals.

Advising DIF Infraestruturas on the acquisition of an additional stake in the Via do Infante road concession.