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The Western States’ Plan for EV Charging Infrastructure – Lessons Learned and Things to Watch

by Stoel Rives LLP on

On October 4, 2017, the Governors of a number of western states signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) to lay the foundation for work on a regional electric vehicle (“EV”) infrastructure development plan called the...more

Entry into force of the new rules on public procurement in Belgium

by DLA Piper on

On 28 March 2014, the new European legislative framework with regard to public procurement was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The framework consists of Directive 2014/23/EU on the award of concession...more

Australian Infrastructure Investment and Privatisation Update: Federal Taxation on the Agenda

by Jones Day on

At the end of January 2017, the Australian Taxation Office ("ATO") updated its draft of the Privatisation and Infrastructure—Australian Federal Tax Framework ("Framework") and issued a Taxpayer Alert TA 2017/1 on stapled...more

"Trump Infrastructure Plan May Open Opportunities for Projects"

After nearly two decades of widening concern over the declining state of U.S. infrastructure, it was not surprising that infrastructure became a central theme in the 2016 election cycle. Improving our nation’s transportation,...more

Water P3s Now on Tap in South Florida

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Florida was an early pioneer in the United States of the public-private partnership (“P3”) model as a means of funding infrastructure improvements. In South Florida alone, we have the Florida Atlantic University dormitory,...more

Public Works Slowdown Following Implementation of the New Italian Public Procurement Code

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Italian Government definitively approved Legislative Decree no. 50 in April this year, implementing Directives 2014/23/EU, 2014/24/EU and 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and European Council. The revised legislation...more

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Series - Navigating a new era of trade in the Pacific-Rim

by DLA Piper on

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) presents enormous opportunity for members of the infrastructure and construction sector to grow and diversify, both domestically and globally. In this Part 2 of our two-part series on the...more

Electric-Vehicle Infrastructure: Fertile Ground for P3’s

by Bilzin Sumberg on

In 2006, the documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?” hit the theaters. Ten years later, there remains substantial disagreement on the answer to that question, but one truth has emerged: the electric car lives again. As...more

A few questions about Implementation of the EU public procurement directives

by Dentons on

The public procurement market in the EU is huge. Every year more than a quarter of a million public institutions and authorities in the EU spend around 14% of GNP on acquiring services, construction works and goods of all...more

ANAC cambia rotta, il Codice dei Contratti Pubblici riguarderà solo bandi e avvisi pubblicati dopo il 20 aprile 2016

The ANAC has changed opinion: the new Code of Public Contracts will cover only notices published with effect from 20 April 2016. With a Press Release of 3 May 2016, the National Anti-Corruption Authority ( "ANAC")...more

New rules come into force on EU public procurement and concession contracts

by DLA Piper on

On 28 March 2014 Directive 2014/24/EU on public procurement, Directive 2014/25/EU on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors and Directive 2014/23/EU on the award of...more

Il nuovo Codice degli Appalti Pubblici

With the Legislative Decree n. 50 of 18 April 2016 "Implementation of directives 2014/23 / EU, 2014/24 / EU and 2014/25 / EU on the award of concession contracts, on public procurement and procurement by entities operating in...more

Il Nuovo Codice degli Appalti e delle Concessioni

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Varato il decreto legislativo che riforma la materia in attuazione delle direttive UE 23, 24 e 25 del 2014 - Il 3 marzo scorso, il Consiglio dei Ministri ha approvato in esame preliminare il decreto legislativo di...more

New Federal Permitting Council to Aid Large Infrastructure Projects — Emphasis on Energy

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In December 2015, Congress passed the first major transportation infrastructure bill in over a decade, covering a large range of infrastructure projects and ensuring funding for the next five years. One section of the bill...more

New Highway Law Streamlines Federal Permitting and Environmental Review for Large Infrastructure Projects

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Earlier this month, President Obama signed the Highway Authorization Act into law. One of the objectives of this legislation was to expedite federal authorization (licensing, permitting, approval, etc.) and environmental...more

Energy, Infrastructure Permitting Improvement Legislation Signed by the President

by WilmerHale on

The Highway Authorization Act signed into law by President Obama last Friday, December 4, includes an important set of reforms for streamlining the federal permitting process for infrastructure projects in a broad range of...more

UK DfT Announces £25 Million In Funding For Advanced Biofuel Plants

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The United Kingdom (UK) Department for Transport (DfT) announced the launch of a £25 million competition for funding to build advanced biofuel plants. The funding will eventually lead to the construction of up to three...more

Enactment of SB 785 Clears Caltrain Electrification for Design-Build

by Nossaman LLP on

California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., has signed California Senate Bill (SB) 785. As my colleague Nancy Smith has observed, enactment of SB 785 is a major step forward for the State of California, because now many more...more

P3 Legislation A Hot Topic At The Florida Logistics & Trade Conference

by Bilzin Sumberg on

Public-private partnerships (P3s) received significant attention at the 2014 Florida Logistics and Trade Conference. The overall consensus of the conference’s P3 Panel, which was moderated by Albert Dotson, is that the state...more

FERC Reaffirms Reliance on “Committed Shipper” Rate Agreements for Oil Pipelines

by Morgan Lewis on

The Commission emphasizes that a committed shipper negotiated rate’s deviation from cost-of-service does not overturn the presumption that the rate is just and reasonable....more

European Parliament approves new funding opportunities for infrastructure projects

by White & Case LLP on

Summary - On 19 November, the European Parliament (“EP”) voted to approve the Connecting Europe Facility (“CEF”) Regulation. The CEF Regulation is likely to become law early in 2014. The CEF Regulation is a funding...more

USDOT Issues Temporary Exemption from Buy America for Certain Utility Relocations

by Nossaman LLP on

Following up on our previous post regarding the uncertainty surrounding the application of Buy America requirements to utility relocations, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has recently released two...more

Update Regarding Buy America and Utility Relocations

by Nossaman LLP on

As we have previously reported, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently adopted policies requiring Buy America compliance for utility relocations for federally funded...more

Infrastructure Alert - June 19, 2013

by Cozen O'Connor on

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released a report titled Private Financing of Public Infrastructure: Risks and Options for New York State, which chronicles the state’s public-private partnership progression and...more

FHWA's Expanded Application of Buy America to Utility Relocations Causes Consternation, Delays

by Nossaman LLP on

As we have previously reported, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued guidance holding that "Buy America applies to any utility work that is accomplished as a result of a Federal-aid highway project", unless...more

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