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Global social infrastructure lawyers

The global demand for modern and efficient infrastructure has never been greater. Investment in physical infrastructure for social purposes can deliver huge economic benefits to jurisdictions at the forefront of infrastructure development, as well as those at the beginning of their development journey.

Our team delivers dynamic and innovative structures to provide the foundations of vibrant social infrastructure projects and programs, built upon solid local legal advice coupled with international best practice.

We regularly help governments to develop PPP frameworks for procuring social infrastructure that meets international market standards, capable of attracting the most competitive project bids from major international corporates. We also advise investors and multilaterals on the financing, M&A and regulatory advice required for the delivery of social infrastructure assets.

Our diverse range of experience and extensive knowledge of current risk trends allows us to provide high-quality advice and apply innovative approaches in the social infrastructure sector. We are able to use this experience to help you shape and optimize your bid and investment strategies.

Accommodation, healthcare and prisons lawyers

We have been advising parties, issuers and sponsors on accommodation PPP projects for almost 20 years. We continue to advise on high profile mandates in this sector across all regions.

The current economic and regulatory climate offers significant opportunities for providers in the healthcare sector while posing other challenges. These range from the outsourcing of services and fluctuating pricing. As a firm we have extensive experience working on both the procurement and project financing of hospitals

We are also experienced in advising on significant issues involved in UK prison PFI projects, such as those relating to fire compliance and the consequences of the insolvency.

Experienced social infrastructure lawyers for your project

Our lawyers can bring a vast amount of experience to bear on your project. Key highlights of our experience include acting for:

  • the First Investor (TFI) (a leading Qatar-based Shariah investment firm and fully owned subsidiary of Barwa Bank) on the funding for the construction of two schools in Al Wakra, Qatar
  • a confidential client on the Islington Social Housing PFI Project (the largest accommodation PPP project in the UK)
  • Aviva on the complex acquisition, restructuring and financing of 33 companies operating in the UK student accommodation sector with 3,198 beds across Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Birmingham and Newcastle
  • the Government of Kuwait in relation to the first education sector PPP project in Kuwait
  • the Ministry of Economy and Commerce of Qatar on the development of a new PPP framework and the first schools PPP project in Qatar
  • LCDE on the construction of a hospital in the Sinjar region in Iraq
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland and others on the Bronzefield, Addiewell and Peterborough Prison PFI Projects in the UK

A recognized social infrastructure law team

Our Social Infrastructure team is well regarded by clients and legal directories alike. The following quote is taken from Legal 500: “Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP handles a broad range of infrastructure work across the social infrastructure sectors, handling both nationally significant matters and larger-scale international work, drawing on the firm's growing global footprint.”  

Contact a social infrastructure lawyer today

If you would like any further information or need advice on rail social infrastructure law, please contact our legal team.