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Construction and engineering, Iraq

In Iraq we have a dedicated team of construction lawyers who provide proactive, accurate commercial legal advice when it is needed. Our integrated team has in-depth experience in the region, advising all sectors of the construction and engineering market including transport, energy and process utilities.

Many of our construction lawyers have worked in-house and fully understand the issues you face. We act for governments, public bodies, multinational and major national corporations including international contractors, and specialist manufacturers and suppliers.

Quality and experience in construction and engineering

Construction and engineering projects in the Middle East can be complex. Our Iraq offices have legal advisers with the experience and knowledge to ensure advice is delivered on time and problems are resolved in a straightforward and commercial manner. We see our role as obstacle removing. Using our connections to key institutions, such as governmental bodies, our construction lawyers can smooth your path to project completion.

With an understanding of what all parties want, we can bring people together and resolve problems before they cause serious delays. Our construction and engineering experience ensures all documentation reduces risks where possible and future proofs against disputes.

Our local experience in Iraq is backed by international weight, supported by one of the largest construction and engineering law teams in the world. This extensive coverage enables us to add value through in-depth local market knowledge, multi-disciplinary experience and an ability to effectively manage international teams on cross-border projects where appropriate.

Areas of experience

  • energy, including oil/gas and renewables
  • diversified industrials, including process and chemical engineering
  • infrastructure: rail, road, aviation and utilities
  • major regeneration including PPP
  • pharmaceutical


Our construction and engineering service sets the standard. Globally we are ranked No.1 and our construction and engineering group was recognised for its;

high standards of talent with swift advisers, who can anticipate issues, adapt and resolve problems”

Chambers 2013

When surveyed, 100% of our clients said they would recommend us for construction and engineering work and 100% said that our cost control either exceeded, or met, their expectations.

Recent work includes;

  • advising two oil companies in the Middle East on investments in the oil and gas sector in Iran (including sanctions issues and buy-back terms)
  • advising a leading fertiliser manufacturer on a gas fertiliser project in the Middle East including related commercial agreements.


We are recent winners of the Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2014; Property and Construction team of the year.


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