Transport Infrastructure and Energy Supply
Serbia’s strategic geographic position at the cross-roads of Eastern and Western Europe has often been referred to as the gateway of Europe. As a pivotal corridor for the connection of Europe with the East, the development of transport infrastructure is a primary focus. Due to a lack of government funding to support such projects, private financing plays a significant role in bankrolling major infrastructure projects in Serbia. From roads, railway, river and air transport, Serbia has outstanding potential as a major hub for international traffic.
This same principle holds true when applied to energy infrastructure. From the south stream and natural gas to the production of electricity and thermal energy, the strategic geographic position of Serbia makes it an important connector for the security of the European energy supply.
Social infrastructure in Serbia remains largely state-owned, which offers significant opportunity to private investors who operate within the private sphere of social infrastructure. From hospitals, schools, institutions for higher education to prisons, water and waste management facilities, community housing and infrastructure for innovative technologies, the need for new and modern infrastructure has never been higher or more at the forefront of strategic government initiatives.
Understanding Key Project Requirements
Our infrastructure practice focuses on all legal aspects of large-scale infrastructure projects. We advise governments, municipalities, industry participants, developers, financial institutions and private investors on every aspect of a project. From advice on planning, construction and public procurement to project agreements and financing, our legal experts will take you through the life cycle of your project. We assist with regulatory matters, contract development and management and have in-depth experience advising on concessions and public-private partnership structures. Our team provides innovative solutions on pioneering transactions and provide interdisciplinary support on mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, real estate, corporate, environmental and the financing aspects of your deal to achieve a successful outcome in line with your goals and requirements for your project.
- An international consortium – advised a short-listed consortium on tender procedures for a concession agreement for the investment, development and management of Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla International Airport;
- Advising Overgas from Bulgaria on the legal issues and regulatory requirements of building a gas interconnection pipeline between Bulgaria and Serbia;
- Advising the City of Novi Sad on the privatisation of the public municipal company for water and waste management;
- Advising IFC on a PPP project with municipal waste management companies in Jagodina and Leskovac;