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Construction & Project Development

Construction and project development has traditionally been one of our cornerstone practice areas, with our expertise extending to real estate (including residential housing, commercial complexes, and tourism, cultural, and entertainment projects), infrastructure and PPP, energy, public facilities, and industrial manufacturing, just to name a few. On the strength of our sizable group, specialized expertise, substantial experience, and persistent research, we have long remained a leading name in this area with highly-regarded practitioners in every sub-area. We have advised on numerous landmark and high profile projects, such as the Beijing Olympic stadiums, China Zun Tower, Shanghai Disney Resort, Beijing Universal Studios, CCTV Headquarters, and the National Museum of China. Our real estate, construction, energy, and infrastructure practices have for many years in a row received Band 1 recommendations from respectable international rating agencies, including Chambers Asia-Pacific, ALB, The Legal 500, and IFLR1000, and garnered a host of prestigious awards such as the Real Estate Law Firm of the Year and the Real Estate and Construction Deals of the Year. In terms of project development, we are one of the few law firms that boast professional expertise and strong team synergy in all of land comprehensive development, land grant, project investment and financing, construction and engineering, project transfer, various types of M&As, operations and management, and dispute resolution. In construction and engineering, we innovated a brand new full-service mode that covers contract planning, tendering, contract review and negotiation, contract performance management, claims, inspection and delivery, and final settlement, eliciting substantial compliments from our clients. To assist in the development of China’s outbound investment business, we have worked side by side with Chinese investors and contractors in their “going out” initiatives. In this process, we have gained deep understanding of and rich experience in dealing with the market environment for and legal issues involved in overseas projects. We have delivered the entire gamut of legal services to a large number of Chinese companies in their energy, mining, industrial, infrastructure, and civil construction projects in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Australia, South America, North America, and Europe.

Scope of Services

Construction
  • Project contracting and tendering
  • Preparation of and negotiation on contract documents
  • Performance of construction contracts and oversight of the performance
  • Completion inspection and delivery of construction projects
  • Final settlement of construction projects
  • Warranty and quality guarantee for construction projects
Project Development
  • Designing of legal structures for development or joint development of projects
  • Due diligence
  • Establishment of project companies
  • Land investment and land transaction agreements
  • Land expropriation, housing demolition and resettlement compensation, and land comprehensive development
  • Drafting, review, and negotiation of project contracts
  • Designing of financing structures
  • Drafting, review, and negotiation of financing contracts
  • Project guarantees
  • Project construction
  • Project operations and management
  • Project delivery
  • Project sales
  • Project M&As
  • Tax planning
  • Insurance planning