Cariola’s main mission is to fully satisfy the legal needs of our clients in any area of the law, through high quality advice provided in a comprehensive, efficient and appropriate manner. With this objective in mind, Cariola’s lawyers propose simple, precise legal solutions, designed for each particular client or case.
Transportation and Infrastructure
Our firm has provided comprehensive advice for large infrastructure projects, such as construction of roads, ports, dams, hospitals and prisons, either as advisors to a single participant, or as advisors to a consortium that includes local members as well as foreign partners.
In each of these projects we have participated both in their initial phases, including advice on complex bidding processes for concessions of public, municipal or private works, and in the subsequent acquisition or sale of shares of projects already in progress. In both cases, our advice includes the different steps and aspects of the process, including project financing, regulatory, environmental, administrative, tax, corporate and contractual matters, antitrust regulations, unfair competition, insolvency and the associated insurance, as well as specific regulatory aspects that govern each particular project, and the relationship management and representation of the project owner before the competent authorities.
Regarding transport, our firm has provided comprehensive advice, and also advice on specific aspects of the sectoral legislation, to important transnational air and maritime transport companies, and to important local companies in land transport, including multimodal transport companies or logistics services. We have also extended our advice to the application of possible international conventions and international treaties of a bilateral, regional or multilateral nature, as well as the application of mandatory and supplementary rules regarding responsibility of carriers, available insurance and the relationship management and representation of these companies before the competent authorities.