Construction and Infrastructure

Our lawyers understand that construction is a highly complex, heavily regulated industry with many stakeholders all of whom want to complete a project on time and within budget. We appreciate the ever-present risk of cost and schedule over-runs. We understand the process thoroughly – from the RFP and tender process through completion and turnover and are deeply experienced in project financing, performance bonding, insurance, and related issues. We therefore know how best to move through the construction process to achieve best results for our clients. 

S&A’s combination of industry-specific knowledge (particularly our knowledge on FIDIC contracts) and unparalleled local expertise makes our construction practice the most highly regarded in Maldives. 

With experience in the structuring and execution of major infrastructure projects, we provide a comprehensive range of services including assistance with procurement, construction, financing, community consultation and environmental checks.

Our clients come from every corner of the construction and infrastructural industry including – the government, state-owned entities, private landowners, private lease owners, financial institutions, builders, developers, engineers, designers and architects, construction companies, and suppliers.

Notable Matters: 

  • Acted for foreign-incoming investor on corporate set up, foreign investment agreement negotiation, and project related agreements on a 600 unit socialism housing design and build project finalised with a local island council. 
  • Acting for the largest international airport operator in the construction of the new international terminal and runway, including advise on the full suite of projects related agreements and documents.  
  • Acting for the EPC Contractor on a USD 500 million project that involves the construction and development of a bridge and causeway. The project is intented to connect the capital city of Maldives with a new international port envisioned at Gulhifalhu and an industrial zone at Thilafushi.   
  • Acted for a Singaporean bank as local counsel in the project finance for the construction of 7,000 housing units in Hulhumale' Phase II. 
  • Acted for a Thai Party in the reclamation, construction and development of an integrated tourist resort project in the Maldives with a total of 367 rooms located in two resorts. 
  • Acted for a Singaporean party in the reclamation, construction and development of 4 tourist islands with a total of 239 rooms located in two resorts.