Infrastructure: Project finance and development in London

A&O Shearman

Providing financing advice on a litany of projects – including impressive activity in EV and telecommunications infrastructure – A&O Shearman maintains a leading position in the market, trusted by a roster of financial, insurance and corporate institutions. The firm demonstrates strength in refinancing mandates, showcased by roles overseeing a series of deals that allowed UK and pan-European corporations in the transportation and maritime industry to expand their fleets, as well as providing counsel to Fortune 500 multinationals acting as lenders in critical, complex cross border infrastructure projects. Team head David Lee  has a broad practice that involves close connection with sponsors, funders and the public sector, with a notable focus on large-scale green projects. Tim Conduit is widely regarded for his knowledge of PPP endeavors and is active advising clients on financing mandates and advising the World Bank as it progressively develops its PPP Legal Framework guidance. Ed Moser is a go-to for counsel pertaining to core and core plus infrastructure assets. Jocelyn Land is also a key figure in the team,  notably providing refinancing counsel on large  European wind farm developments.

Responsables de la pratique:

David Lee

Autres avocats clés:

Tim Conduit; Ed Moser; Jocelyn Land

Les références

‘A unique practice which provides quality advice and support across the board and in various practice groups’

‘We continue to trust A&O with complicated, multi-faceted deals where they provide solid and solutions-oriented support’

Principaux clients

Igneo Infrastructure Partners




Partners Group

Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited

Macquarie / GIG

Global Infrastructure Partners

3i Infrastructure plc

JP Morgan Asset Management


Noted for the scale of its cross-border mandates, Ashurst advises a variety of industry leaders on projects. The firm also boasts entrenched contacts with a number of government and public regulatory bodies, demonstrated by its work with Ofgen in its development of a regulatory asset base model to incentivise new nuclear projects, as well as guiding The National Centre of Privatization in Saudi Arabia through its creation of new PPP laws. Terry van Poortvliet continues to helm big-ticket matters in the UK and Europe with a particular specialism in the transport sector, and leads the group alongside Joss Dare whose international practice has seen him oversee large-scale hospital, railway and bridge development projects across the Middle East and Africa. Mark Elsey’s far-reaching reputation and expertise continues to generate a considerable volume of activity for the group, while Philip Vernon has provided trusted council to the UK government in its endeavours to fulfil its net zero policy. Patrick Boyle has been prolific working alongside notable banking and holding company consortiums on some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects, with  Anthony Johnson and Samuel Outtridge regularly handling UK government instructions. Katie Williams joined the practice from Linklaters LLP in 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Terry van Poortvliet; Joss Dare

Autres avocats clés:

Mark Elsey; Philip Vernon; Patrick Boyle; Anthony Johnson; Samuel Outtridge; Katie Williams

Les références

‘Philip Vernon and his team provide clear considered advice across complex related areas. Strong expertise in economically regulated assets.’

‘They know what they are doing, and can think “outside the box” to present innovative alternatives to solve any issues that may arise in a deal.’

‘Terry van Poortvliet is always a pleasure to work with – he ensures his team is well briefed and that issues are understood by non-lawyers in commercial, legal and practical terms’

Principaux clients

Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem)

BEIS (UK Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat)

East West Railway Company


Fortum and Green Investment Group (GIG) (Macquarie)

Q Energy Private Equite SGEIC

HS2 Limited



Principaux dossiers

  • Assist Connect Plus in relation to all aspects of its 30 year concession to operate the M25 orbital motorway around London.
  • Advised HS2 Limited on the structuring, development and finalisation of the new Rail Systems Alliance and the underlying rail systems contracts.
  • Advising Mota-Engil Engenharia e Construção África, SA. (“Mota-Engil Africa”) in relation to its bid for the design, building and operation of the Fourth Mainland Bridge in the Lagos State of Nigeria.

Clifford Chance LLP

A ‘very strong team that covers almost any issue’, Clifford Chance LLP continues to be a dominant force in the infrastructure market, with a strong bench of advisers that have extensive experience in multi-source financings, cross-border projects, and operational and development issues on large-scale projects. The group is active on some of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK, including overseeing Network Rail’s telecommunications rollout. An impressive stream of international mandates has seen the team advise bank lenders on African projects such as major road constructions in Kenya and maritime infrastructure developments in Nigeria, while a number of financial institutions regularly turn to the firm for projects in the Middle East. Group head Michael Pearson is ‘very well positioned in the market’ and has handled a number of significant PPP projects in Europe, with mandates including transport, healthcare and military projects. Clare Burgess‘ practice is largely concentrated on project financing and portfolio financings, while Praveen Jagadish   – who was promoted to partner last year – focuses on the financing and development of greenfield projects, regularly within the renewables and nuclear energy sectors. Both Alain Dodds and Caireen McCluskey have had impressive runs supporting a broad range of the group’s matters, garnering strong experience in PPP and PFI projects. The firm hired oil & gas specialist Craig Nethercott from Latham & Watkins in autumn 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Michael Pearson; Clare Burgess

Autres avocats clés:

Praveen Jagadish; Alain Dodds; Caireen McCluskey; John Wilkins

Les références

‘Very strong team that covers almost any issue.’

‘Michael Pearson. Very well positioned in the market and open to any solution.’

‘A strong team, particular at partner level, who offer commercial but considered advice. The team provides strong deal management, pulling together challenging positions to deliver on behalf of their clients. They are readily available to support and engaging to deal with.’

Principaux clients

Network Rail



Greenlink Interconnector

Global Infrastructure Partners

AIP Management

Sizewell C

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted as international legal adviser to the lender group to the Sotra Link Consortium, in relation to the design, build, financing maintenance and operation of the Rv555 Road Project, Norway.
  • Advising Network Rail on all aspects of an upgrade and futureproof of its telecom infrastructure network in conjunction with the private sector.
  • Advising on the development and financing of the new Sizewell C nuclear power station in the UK, the largest single asset infrastructure project in Europe.


An ‘exceptional’ team with ‘a thorough sector understanding‘, CMS is a key adviser on a number of domestic and global mandates across both traditional and renewable energy, as well as advising across the full range of infrastructure asset types. With close links to leading international investors, contractors, and project companies, the team has overseen procurement, construction and development work for largescale builds, as well as advising on non-recourse financing from external lenders, syndicated loans to fund expansion initiatives, and PFI contract reviews. In terms of sector specialisms, the group has visible activity working on waste-to-energy projects, with significant work in Europe and the Middle East, in addition to complex transport, healthcare and education developments. Paul Smith continues to helm the practice and is a key figure for a wide array of funders and contractors, while James Snape is highlighted for his impressive work in the energy sector, especially regarding procurement and outsourcing. Jonathan Dames is well regarded for handling PFI, PPP and structured financings, acting on a strong portfolio of matters relating to data centres and telecommunication networks over the past twelve months. Philip Duffield also possesses a broad practice with far-reaching expertise, regularly counselling on the operational, financial and commercial aspects of a variety of different projects. Eleanor Lane has extensive experience advising on public-private partnerships and is singled out for her wealth of expertise on maritime and shipping issues. Ailsa Ritchie also comes recommended for her joint venture and public procurement work.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul Smith; James Snape

Autres avocats clés:

Jonathan Dames; Philip Duffield; Eleanor Lane; Ailsa Ritchie

Les références

‘This is my go to team for projects of both a complex and simple nature across different infrastructure sectors. The advice and assistance through all stages of projects, initiation to close, is first class.’

‘Paul Smith is an excellent partner and communicator. His experience as a chartered surveyor gives him a depth of knowledge in the sector others could only dream of. His proactive and pragmatic approach mean projects constantly move forward, no matter which side of the table he is sat.’

‘The CMS team is exceptional, with a thorough sector understanding. They take the time to improve their knowledge by visiting sites and appreciating the nuance of each individual project.’

Principaux clients

Aviva Investors


John Laing

The Renewable Infrastructure Group

InfraRed Capital Partners











Mainstream Renewable Power




Babcock & Wilcox

National Grid

Laing O’Rourke

Johnson & Johnson

Assured Guaranty








Low Carbon



Pivot Power


Infrared Capital Partners


BP Chargemaster



Société Génerale

Crédit Agricole



VPI (Vitol)




iCON Infrastructure

Balfour Beatty

Public Health England

Transport for Greater Manchester

Manchester Airport Group

University of Sheffield







Principaux dossiers

  • Advised NeuConnect as it achieved financial close on its £2.4bn (EUR 2.8bn) electricity interconnector project with a consortium of over 20 national and international banks and financial institutions this year.
  • Advising on Green energy transmission Link Project. This will allow additional renewable generation to connect to the electricity network and help deliver green energy across the UK and improve the UK’s overall resilience and security of supply.

DLA Piper

Project financing for renewable and energy transition projects remains a cornerstone of global giant DLA Piper's infrastructure offering, acting on market leading deals involving wind and solar in regions such as the Nordics and Eastern Europe, whilst also demonstrating considerable expertise acting on mega projects in the Middle East concerning developments such as battery storage and industry scale green hydrogen builds. In Africa, complex renewable energy work is also evident, as well as  work on large-scale oil refineries and cross-border pipeline constructions. In the UK, the firm boasts a prominent position as a key adviser to the government. The team is led by three practitioners: Howard Bassford, who focuses on planning and regulatory work, Martin Nelson-Jones, who is active on M&A, and Lillian Mackenzie, who specialises in social infrastructure. Rubayet Choudhury provides trusted counsel to lenders and investors on financing emerging asset classes – most significantly digital infrastructure – and has worked on some of the most significant PPPs in the European market and further afield. Nacim Bounouara is also recognised for his industry expertise, and regularly advises governments and sponsors on developing and financing a wide range of projects, with notable work in the Middle East and North Africa. Iain Elder, who joined from Shearman & Sterling LLP in March 2022, bolstered the group’s depth of knowledge and coverage, and is particularly noted for his energy transition work, including large-scale green hydrogen and ammonia projects.

Responsables de la pratique:

Howard Bassford; Martin Nelson-Jones; Lillian Mackenzie

Autres avocats clés:

Rubayet Choudry; Nacim Bounouara; Iain Elder

Les références

‘DLA have a real breadth and depth of talent. The projects team are always on hand to support, provide top tier advice and have good wider market intelligence.’

‘Very proactive and hands-on team, especially on the senior level.’


Principaux clients

Agility Trains

Amber Infrastructure Group


Azrieli Group Limited and Green Mountain AS

Birmingham City Council

Cube Infrastructure Fund

Dalmore Capital

Department for Transport

Digital 9 DC Limited

East West Railway Company Limited

Elgin Energy

Energy Infrastructure Partners AG (Formerly Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure partners)

Erith Contractors Limited

European Bank of Reconstruction and Development and European Investment Bank

FCC Construcción, SNC-Lavalin, FCC Aqualia, Webuild and Bemo Tunnelling

G.Network Communications

Hartlepool Borough Council, Darlington Borough Council, Middlesbrough Borough Council, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Newcastle City Council and Durham County Council

Harrison Street Capital Partners

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

Hive Energy

Iduna Infrastructure Ltd

InfraRed Capital Partners

Innergex Energia Renovable SpA

Kommunalkredit Austria, AG

Manchester Airport Group

National Highways Limited

NEOM Green Hydrogen Company


Northleaf Capital Partners

Ooredoo Group LLC

Prime Capital Green Investment Fund

Safaricom PLC

Shell International B.V.

Steward Health Care International

Transform Schools (Knowsley) Limited

UK Infrastructure Bank

UK Ministry of Defence

Velindre NHS Trust

Virgin Atlantic

Welsh Ministers

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised John Laing Investments Limited / lenders to the Skanska Consortium on its proposed acquisition from Macquarie Corporate Holdings Pty Limited of its majority interest in the Norwegian Roads RV555 Project, the Sotra Connection.
  • Advised on the development of the world’s first industrial scale green hydrogen / ammonia export project. The USD6 billion project will complete in 2026 and will produce up to 600 tons per day of carbon-free hydrogen and will export 1.2 million tons of green ammonia per annum.

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP works with blue chip clients on domestic and international mandates of an ever-growing scale, possessing deep asset knowledge that is balanced between renewables and emerging assets as well as carbon-producing energy. The firm is a key adviser on a number of PPP projects around the world, working closely with sponsors, lenders and governments on the financing, developing and structure of complex projects. Notable work includes project financing the NeuConnect Interconnector between England and Germany, negotiating the debt facility for waste-to-energy and battery storage developments in the UK,  and advising on a Hydropower project in Malawi. Martin Kavanagh is recognised for  his cross-border work, with experience in markets such as Uzebekistan, Nepal, Angola and Lesotho, advising on the development and financing of the full range of asset types. Matthew Job leverages more than 20 years of project finance experience to advise multinational companies and financial institutions on funding both brownfield and greenfield developments, working regularly alongside Silke Goldberg , who is highlighted for her clean energy, climate change and ESG know-how. Helen Beatty is well regarded for her wide-spanning and far-reaching practice , and is seen as a key driver in the group’s renewable energy and battery value chain offering. David Wyles left the firm in December 2022 to join Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.

Responsables de la pratique:

Martin Kavanagh; Matthew Job

Autres avocats clés:

Silke Goldberg; Helen Beatty; Joanne Elson

Les références

‘HSF presents a strong team with strength across all levels of the team. Martin Kavanagh ensures that work is done at the right levels, which also helps ensure cost effectiveness. The team has an excellent understanding of the market which really adds value to us as a client.’

‘Joanne Elson has excellent attention to detail which enables her to suggest practical solutions to issues that arise. She is committed to her clients and that commitment greatly assist in getting deals across the line in an efficient manner.’

Principaux clients

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), European Investment Bank (EIB) and UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB)

Government of Malawi

Iron Acton Green Limited as borrower (a subsidiary of Cero Generation Holdings UK Limited)

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited



International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and Asian Development Bank (ADB)


EDF Renewables

Dynamic Mining

Adriatic Metals plc

Total-Eren S.A,

KEFI Gold and Copper Plc

Transmission Capital Partners Limited Partnership

BNP Paribas, ING Bank, Natixis CIB and Société Générale

Green Investment Group (GIG)

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Dynamic Mining

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised lenders on the financing of the NeuConnect Interconnector Project, which will be the first interconnector between England and Germany (two of Europe’s largest energy markets) and one of the first interconnectors in Europe to be project-financed.
  • Advising the Government of Malawi on the development and structuring through a PPP model of the proposed 350MW Mpatamanga Hydropower Project, along Malawi’s Shire River.
  • Advised the winning consortium composed of Macquarie Capital, SK Engineering Co Ltd and Webuild SpA (Salini Impregilo) on the financing and project documents in respect of the €2.0 billion (19.8 billion NOK) Rv555 Sotra Connection 25-year PPP road project on Norway’s west coast.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP has seen a huge uptick in digital infrastructure work, acting for a number of early player funds who are increasingly active in an ever-changing and developing infrastructure market. Leveraging its global bench, the firm has been active on EV, telecommunication network and battery storage mandates across Europe and Africa, advising on the financing, developing, structuring and regulatory issues of the projects. Beyond this work, the team are routinely engaged across a multitude of traditional and renewable energy matters, including financing a significant gas turbine power plant in Uzbekistan, as well as handling unique, ‘first of its kind’ mandates. Philip Robb has extensive experience in both primary and secondary market financings and sits at the head of the firm’s global infrastructure, energy, resources & projects (IERP) practice. Andrew Gallagher is a key player in some of the  firm’s most important client relations and mandates, and is highly regarded for his social infrastructure, transport, and energy transition expertise, possessing a wealth of experience in project financing. Scott Tindal continues to attract instructions from governments, sponsors and bidding consortia for his extensive industry knowledge, working on the financing and development of both greenfield and brownfield endeavours, while Jeremy Brittenden is recommended for his ability to counsel on next generation technology and emerging asset types. Arun Velusami also comes recommended for his work on a number of complex PPP projects that are regularly concentrated in Africa. Alex Harrison left the practice in July 2022 to join Akin.

Responsables de la pratique:

Philip Robb; Andrew Gallagher

Autres avocats clés:

Scott Tindall; Jeremy Brittenden; Arun Velusami

Les références

‘The firm is responsive to the client’s needs. The firm has a depth of knowledge – both commercial and legal – within the sector and due to the depth of its team they can be in a position to give comprehensive all-round advice.’


Principaux clients

The Crown Estate

UK Infrastructure Bank

Shah Deniz Consortium: BP, SOCAR, Petronas, Lukoil, TPAO, NICO (Oil & Gas)

The Met Office

Mytilineos SA

DP World

National Electric Grid of Uzbekistan and the Government of Uzbekistan

Nordland Forbinde Consortium



Principaux dossiers

  • Advised The Crown Estate on the award of landmark agreements for the development of six fixed offshore wind farm projects, with a total energy generating capacity of 7GW. The completion of these agreements marks the culmination of a £9 billion tender process to deliver new offshore wind capacity to the market through a live competitive auction process.
  • Advised UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB) , the UK state-owned infrastructure development bank, on its £150 million financing tranche into the €2.7 billion Neuconnect Energy Interconnector Project between UK and Germany.
  • Advised the state-owned NEGU (National Electric Grid of Uzbekistan), the Ministry of Energy, and the Ministry of Finance of Uzbekistan in connection with a  power project involving the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a 1,600 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant in Syrdarya, Uzbekistan.

Linklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP remains one of the pre-eminent forces in the infrastructure market, possessing a deep bench of partners to advise on the whole financing and development piece of large-scale, cross border deals. Large multinationals regularly rely on the firm’s project finance team on significant fibre rollouts, while bodies such as the UK government turn to the team for advice on drafting critical funding frameworks such as a novel Regulated Asset Base (RAB) funding model for new nuclear projects. Richard Ginks and Daniel Tyrer co-lead the team, with the former singled out for his work with sponsors and lenders engaged with large fossil fuel developments, and the latter a revered specialist across oil and gas fianncing and regulatory work. Richard Coar uses his experience and expertise at the helm of the firm’s energy department to advise on the financing and development of a range of asset types, including digital infrastructure and alternative energy builds, while newly promoted partner Maryam Adamji is well-reputed for her energy transition and energy regulation acumen. Both John Pickett  and Ian Andrews retired from the practice in 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Daniel Tyrer; Richard Ginks

Autres avocats clés:

Richard Coar; Maryam Adamji

Principaux clients

Mirfa International Power Company PJSC

VINCI Concessions SAS

The Ministry of Defence

Teneo Restructuring Limited

Macquarie Bank Limited

Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”)

Cory Riverside Energy Finance Limited

Partners Group

Greenlink Interconnector Limited




Olympia Odos Concession Company

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising the developer and sponsors in relation to the cap and floor regulatory regime and project financing for the Greenlink Interconnector project between Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland and subsequently advising the Sponsor team comprising of Meridiam, Allianz Capital Partners and Kansai Electric Power on the £2.4bn financing of the NeuConnect interconnector project.
  • Advising BEIS in relation to four UK based nuclear projects (Wylfa, Moorside, Sizewell and Bradwell) and the wider nuclear policy for delivery of nuclear new build since November 2017.
  • Advising OXG Glasfaser and its shareholders, Vodafone and Altice, on the up to EUR 4.6bn financing of an optical fibre network roll-out in Germany.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Steered by the highly experienced renewable energy and energy transition specialist Rob Marsh, Norton Rose Fulbright ‘s infrastructure practice has had an impressive year, pulling in a large volume of work acting for both public and private bodies on a series of complex and significant cross-border mandates. With emerging markets seeing more investment than ever before, the group has helmed high-profile deals for a mix of leading players in Africa, including the governments of Angola and Nigeria. Exemplifying the firm’s skillset in this region is Madhavi Gosavi, who has had near-unparalleled exposure to the continent. In the UK, the firm has been deeply involved in the UK’s Project Cavalry, which involves the financing, development and delivery of eight projects relating to police, schools and judicial courts extension and build programmes. Martin McCann‘s eminent reputation continues to generate a considerable amount of work for the practice, while Andrew Buisson leverages construction experience to act on  PFI/PPP projects. Daniel Metcalfe has deep financing knowledge and acts on a number of renewables and digital infrastructure mandates across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Jessica Melville advises lenders, sponsors and governments on a wide array of assets and has been a key supporting presence on the practice's most consequential instructions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Rob Marsh

Autres avocats clés:

Madhavi Gosavi; Martin McCann; Daniel Metcalfe; Andrew Buisson; Jessica Melville

Principaux clients

Absa Bank Limited

AMG Pension Fund

Balfour Beatty

European Investment Bank


Ministry of Finance of Angola

Hellenic Republic Development Fund

Hermes Investment Management

John Laing Infrastructure

Africa Finance Corporation

Lloyds Banking Group

Octopus Investments

Orange SA

Standard Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

The Renewable Infrastructure Group Limited


International Finance Corporation (IFC)

European Bank for International Development (EBRD)

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised the financiers (International Finance Corporation and Islamic Development Bank) on all aspects of the US$750 million Queen Alia International Airport PPP project in Amman, Jordan, which is owned and operated by Airport International Group, a consortium led by ADP International and Meridiam.
  • Advised the Ministry of Finance of Angola in relation to the c. USD 1 billion financing for the development of the Bita water production, transmission and distribution facilities and system in South Luanda.
  • Advised Bank Muscat SAOG in its capacity as lender on the financing to Helios Towers and Rakiza Telecommunications for the purpose of financing the acquisition of Oman Tech Infrastructure SAOC.

Pinsent Masons LLP

Led by Graham Alty, Pinsent Masons LLP‘s infrastructure team provide ‘excellent specific sector knowledge’ alongside ‘good sound advice and support’ for a a sterling roster of investment funds, financial institutions and government bodies. The firm demonstrates a strong track record at the leading edge of some of the UK’s most significant infrastructure mandates, including acting on the procurement of one of Ireland’s largest civil engineering endeavours – the Dublin Metrolink project. Cross-border mandates are also a regular part of the team’s work, with notable mandates stemming out of eastern and central Europe as well as Africa. Sonal Shah is a practitioner with a strong international reach who advises on the whole lifecycle of a project, handling some of the firm’s most significant matters, and regularly works alongside the highly-experienced energy transition specialist Stephen Tobin. Jonathan Hart predominantly focuses on early-stage projects that require construction documentation drafting and negotiation, while Becca Aspinwall is well regarded for her expertise in clean tech, e-mobility and low-carbon energy matters. Anne-Marie Friel often lends crucial real estate and construction knowledge to the firm’s most complex civil engineering projects.

Responsables de la pratique:

Graham Alty

Autres avocats clés:

Sonal Shah; Jonathan Hart; Anne-Marie Friel; Becca Aspinwall

Les références

‘The team stands out due to their intimate understanding of the infrastructure industry, the position of both employer and contractor clients and their appreciation for the interplay between competitors in the industry. Not to mention their technical ability in this space, which is undoubtable.’

‘Excellent understanding of the markets and projects. Good sound advice and support’

‘Anne-Marie Friel is excellent in complex projects, especially where there are multiple parties. Her approach is very collaborative.’

Principaux clients


Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)

University of Sussex; Equitix/Bouygues and Equitix Equans

International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan (the Uzbek Government)

Equitix Limited and Sisk PPP Investments Limited

Aviva Infrastructure and Nord LB as Senior Lenders to WEPCO Limited (Meridium/Fulcrum Group)

FCC Construcción, S.A., SNC-Lavalin Capital Inc., FCC Aqualia, S.A., Webuild, S.p.A and BeMo Tunnelling UK Ltd (Consortium)

IONS-NET Limited

Viridor Energy Limited

Trafigura Pte Ltd


Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

Dalmore Capital Limited


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Transport Infrastructure Ireland on the multi-contract package Dublin Metrolink Project. This involved a wide range of contracts such as  professional support contracts, civil engineering agreements and a ground-breaking PPP.
  • Acted for international EV fleet and battery storage specialist, Zenobē, on the development, construction and operation of a 200MW / 400MWh transmission connected battery energy storage project to be situated at Blackhillock, near Inverness and the associated portfolio project financing through a £235 million syndicated long-term debt facility.
  • Engaged by a Consortium (comprising FCC Construcción, S.A., SNC-Lavalin Capital Inc., FCC Aqualia, S.A., Webuild, S.p.A and BeMo Tunnelling UK Ltd) appointed by United Utilities Water Limited (UU) to advise potential/eventual funders in respect of the Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme Project if the Consortium’s tender is successful.

White & Case LLP

,Boasting a client list featuring a host of leading infrastructure fund managers, lenders and sponsors, White & Case LLP provides financing, development and regulatory advice to large-scale international projects, with the ability to leverage the firm's wealth of resources across the globe. The group has been responsible for project financing a number of PPPs over the past year in countries such as Turkey and Indonesia, and advises on the full gamut of asset types - most notably water, satellites, hydrogen and fibre optic networks over the past year. Michael Watson fronts the department and is principally noted for his work in the Middle East, working with majors in the region like Saudi Aramco as they engage in partnerships and joint ventures with investment managers such as Blackrock and Hassana. Caroline Miller Smith offers a broad practice that includes both greenfield and brownfield financing, and is well-regarded for her energy transition expertise as well as her knowledge of ports, rail and water infrastructure. Kamran Ahmad covers a wide array of multi-sourced financings and project bonds, offering a pan-European and global service to a range of international clients.

Responsables de la pratique:

Michael Watson

Autres avocats clés:

Caroline Miller Smith; Kamran Ahmad

Les références

‘Very service minded, hands-on, and always gave solid and practical advice.’

‘Kamran Ahmad is responsive, attentive and adept at offering advice and combines this with an insightful knowledge of Greek environment and concession agreement economics’ 

 ‘Caroline Miller Smith  has great depth of knowledge and experience’

Principaux clients

Global Infrastructure Partners

ASTM S.P.A. (Autostrada Torino-Milano)

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


ING Belgium

Deutsche Bank

Macquarie Group

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) in connection with a €450 million investment in secured notes of Superstrada Pedemontana Veneta (Pedemontana), a 96 km greenfield toll road project in the final stages of construction in the Veneto Region of Italy.
  • Advised the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) on a long-term, US$15.5 billion infrastructure transaction with a consortium of investors led by affiliates of BlackRock Real Assets (BlackRock) and Hassana Investments Co. (Hassana), the investment management arm of the General Organisation for Social Insurance (GOSI) in Saudi Arabia, to optimise Saudi Aramco’s gas pipeline network through a lease-and-lease-back arrangement.
  • Advised ASTM S.P.A. (Autostrada Torino-Milano), an industrial holding company engaged in the management of motorway networks under concession and in the engineering and construction of infrastructure projects, in connection with financing and construction of the Rv555 Sotrasambandet – 59 km road connection between Sotra and Bergen in Norway.

Addleshaw Goddard

Trusted by a plethora of national NHS trusts for advice regarding large-scale healthcare projects and extensions,  Addleshaw Goddard has a strong understanding of complex financing structures and possesses the ability to navigate novel funding models. The firm has been particularly active in wide-spanning water infrastructure developments, leveraging its deep bench of advisers across the UK to oversee the financial, regulatory and contractual issues encompassing drinking water delivery apparatus construction across Hampshire, Cumbria and Greater Manchester, with group head and Leeds-based Richard Goodfellow spearheading projects as part of a substantial portfolio of renewable and utility mandates. Matthew Newing has been a leading figure in the firm’s PFI and PPP sector work, working with consortiums on successful financing bids and funding partnership endeavours, whilst also guiding NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust companies on the repayment of debt financing and procedures to secure new funding packages. David Hartley is active in the secondary PFI/PPP market, advising asset owners and managers on transactions and refinancings. Rachel Scott joined from Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP in 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Richard Goodfellow

Autres avocats clés:

Matthew Newing; David Hartley; Oliver Carruthers; Stewart Maciver

Les références

‘Exceptional PPP projects knowledge overlaid with the wider property and construction expertise of the firm.’

‘Matthew Newing has provided excellent service to us, considering all project issues and providing holistic advice based on the input of his colleagues. His advice has saved my business (and our clients) hundreds of thousands of pounds’

Principaux clients

Department for Transport

National Grid

United Utilities Water Limited

Southern Water Services Limited



Scotia Gas Networks

Transport for Greater Manchester

West Midlands Combined Authority

Hitachi Rail


Kajima Partnerships Limited

Step Springfield Village Limited

London Luton Airport Limited

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

GB Partnerships Limited

Hull Citycare Limited

Fulcrum Infrastructure Group Limited

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Mua Group

LSHP Development Company Limited

The Borough Council of Worthing and West Sussex Estates Partnerships

Infrared Capital Partners Limited

Vercity Limited

Fulcrum Infrastructure Management Limited

GB Partnerships Limited



The Eric Wright Group


Avison Young

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Southern Water on its “Water for Life – Hampshire” (WfLH) project, which is to deliver vital long-term water resource and supply resilience to Hampshire. The project is estimated to have a capex of around £800 million.
  • Advising Kajima and Sir Robert McAlpine as developer in relation to the on-going(£600m) regeneration of the Springfield University Hospital site in South West London.
  • Advising West Midlands Combined Authority on all legal documents relating to the programme of significant rail projects, including the West Midlands Rail Programme which involves the rebuild of 2 existing train stations at University and Perry Barr.

Baker McKenzie

Participating in the financing, construction and redevelopment of London landmark Battersea Power Station exemplifies the exciting and novel projects Baker McKenzie is regularly engaged in, with the firm fielding a strong bench of advisers that work with funds, sponsors and investors on the full spectrum of energy and infrastructure developments. The group’s international reach is also evident, and instructions from Europe, Asia, the United States and Africa form   an impressive and well-rounded book of mandates. Philip Thomson acts as team head and is particularly highlighted for his oil and LNG work, with deep experience negotiating and drafting framework agreements detailing the development and financing aspects of major projects. A number of leading international banks and lenders routinely turn to Luka Lightfoot for assistance, while Susie Davies is regularly contacted by energy firms and infrastructure holding companies in relation to the financing of a wide range of builds. Richard Blunt is noted for his regulatory capabilities and ability to handle the whole project development piece.

Responsables de la pratique:

Philip Thomson; Luka Lightfoot

Autres avocats clés:

Susie Davies; Richard G Blunt

Principaux clients


Amut S.p.A.

Anaklia Development Corporation


Basalt Infrastructure Partners


C. Ro Ports


CLdN Links SA


DIF Capital

Edwardian Hotels


Fiera Infrastructure

Hitachi Limited

Hutchison Ports

Inter Terminals Ltd

Itochu Corporation

Kew Capital

Marguerite Fund

Standard Chartered Bank


UK Export Finance


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising a consortium of lenders including Standard Chartered Bank, CIMB, Maybank OCBC, DBS and RHB  in relation to the financing, refinancing, construction and re-development of all phases of the Battersea Power Station.
  • Advised Hutchison Ports, the world’s leading port network, on two new concessions in Egypt for the development of a new container terminal in Ain Sokhna Port and B100 new container terminal in Dekheila Port in Alexandria.
  • Advising Standard Chartered Bank, Commerzbank, Komunal Kredit, Santander and Afreximbank on the EUR 1.29 billion Dual-Tranche Loan to support the Angola Rural Electrification Project providing for electrification of 60 sites in rural Angola.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Active on mandates ranging from digital infrastructure financings to utility developments and civil engineering matters, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner continues to be a major player in the market, with a strong bench of practitioners providing counsel to a wealth of domestic and international clients. The group has an impressive track record advising on funding deals to accelerate programme rolls outs, as well as complex refinancings of PFI projects. Practice head Mark Richards shows prolific activity across the board, especially in new transport deals. Barry Gross leads data centre mandates globally, and is well-positioned to lend experienced knowledge and expertise to a number of sponsors and lenders, while Christian Drage is chiefly recognised for his work on urban regeneration projects, with significant familiarity with the regulatory and delivery piece. Further individuals to note are Alexander Hadrill, who is a go-to in the team for debt-related transactions, and Hansy Shore, who has strong cross-border experience and acts for a range of clients including governmental bodies.

Responsables de la pratique:

Mark Richards

Autres avocats clés:

Barry Gross; Christian Drage; Alexander Hadrill; Hansy Shore

Principaux clients

National Grid



Equitix Infrastructure Investments Limited


Downing LLP

Guildmore Limited

AGR Renewables

Amber Infrastructure

Octopus Energy Hydrogen Limited

RAW Charging

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Equitix / Strabag consortium on the bid for the United Utilities project – HARP (The Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme) Project.
  • Advised RAW Charging and its current shareholders on the successful raising of further growth capital to support its electric vehicle (EV) charger installation plan.
  • Advising National Grid on various matters including long, complex linear network reinforcement and connection projects such as East Anglia Green, Snowdonia VIP and London Power Tunnels 2.

Burges Salmon LLP

Fielding a team of ‘experts in their field’ providing ‘helpful and delimitative’ advice, Burges Salmon LLP is active on a high volume of transport-related mandates which form the cornerstone of its practice. Entrenched knowledge of the sector results in the firm regularly guiding clients through emerging technologies such as large-scale EV charging infrastructure mandates and electric and bi-mode train procurements. Beyond this, the group oversees impressive mandates relating to the development of lithium refineries in Europe and UK power matters including nuclear and wind projects. Team head Stuart McMillan is sought out by numerous established corporates and sponsors on finance and development deals, while Ian Salter is recognised for his proficiency in nuclear matters and environmental and low-carbon considerations. Lloyd James specialises in renewables, working with a stellar list of contractors and developers, while Keith Beattie is reputed for his defence and security work. Chris Simms is also recommended for his wide-spanning rail knowledge.

Responsables de la pratique:

Stuart McMillan

Autres avocats clés:

Ian Salter; Lloyd James; Keith Beattie; Chris Simms

Les références

‘Very friendly and knowledgeable team. You have the ear of an expert with a can do attitude.’

‘Stuart McMillan provides excellent, clear advice backed with a friendly, approachable and commercial attitude.’

‘Responsive, thoughful and willing to consider and suggest flexible solutions.’

Principaux clients


NNB Generation Company (SZC) Limited

West Midlands Trains Limited

Transpennine Express Limited

Cardiff Parkway Developments Limited

Abellio East Anglia


Green Lithium Refining|Blue Gem Wind/ Total/Simply Blue (The UK’s largest floating wind project)

Xlinks Limited

Pelagic Energy Developments/Constantine Group




University of Bristol

Transport for London


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising the Ministry of Defence on its procurement of the Dreadnought class submarines, the largest, most strategically significant programme in the UK defence sector worth more than £30billion.
  • Advising the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) on the STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production) PPP project to deliver a prototype fusion energy plant, targeting 2040, with a path to commercial viability of fusion.
  • Advising NNB Generation Company (SZC) Limited on its use of rail freight to transport construction materials to the site of a new nuclear power station, Sizewell C. The delivery of this Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project will increase the production of reliable, low-carbon electricity to help the UK achieve Net Zero.


Dentons demonstrates strong competence across the financing and delivery of various infrastructure projects, with experience across the healthcare, education and leisure sectors as well as renewable and conventional power assets. Project finance remains a key plank of the team’s offering, working with a number of investors, SPVs, developers and financial institutions on a variety of funding structures, with team head Euan Wilson recognised as a leading figure in the practice for this work. Both Mark Cheney and Dominic Spacie have broad international practices, acting on the financing of oil, wind, gas and solar and battery developments across the globe, whilst also possessing regulatory expertise to provide advice throughout the whole project cycle. Matthew Hanslip-Ward and Gareth Tenner also come recommended, particularly for their rail expertise.

Responsables de la pratique:

Gareth Tenner; Matthew Hanslip Ward; Euan Wilson; Dominic Spacie

Principaux clients

Her Majesty’s Government and the Official Receiver to Carillion plc


Sir Robert McAlpine

Morgan Sindall Investments

3i Infrastructure

Network Rail

Tfl (Transport for London)

Infrastructure Managers Limited

Dalmore Capital

Proserve Energy


Envac UK

Department for Education

Blue Transmission

Consort Healthcare (Edinburgh Royal Infirmary) Ltd

World Bank


Consort Healthcare (Durham) Limited

ISS Mediclean

Ministry of Defence

Consort Healthcare (Birmingham) Limited

Resolis Limited

Department for Transport

East West Railway

Principaux dossiers

  • Acting for Amey (Amey Belfast Schools Partnership PFI Co Ltd) in the operational aspects of a £120m PFI contract with the Education Authority in Belfast.
  • Advising the DfT in relation to the InterCity Express Programme (IEP), which comprises two of the largest public private partnerships (PPPs) to be awarded.
  • Advising  over 51 PFI project companies on the amendments necessary to their project finance loan documents and associated interest rate hedging swaps which have arisen from the FCA/Bank of England’s move away from permitting use of LIBOR as a reference rate for UK loans.

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins provides 'experience across all sub sectors, with great industry knowledge', boasting an ability to be at 'the cutting edge of financing technology'. Trusted by some of the industry's largest players, the firm has a clear command of the entire financing and development piece for major projects, including advising Saudi Aramco on its carbon capture infrastructure in the Middle East, as well as counselling international executive bodies on a variety of energy builds - such as green hydrogen and ammonia. Industry veteran Conrad Andersen heads the practice and, although his practice is largely concentrated on debt and acquisition financing, is able to lend expert counsel across the full gamut of financing issues. Tom Bartlett is a go-to for energy developments, with a strong focus on North Africa and the Middle East, while Clement N Fondufe oversees the financings of a number of large-scale projects across Africa. JP Sweny and David J. Ziyambi also come recommended for their project finance and project development proficiency.


Responsables de la pratique:

Conrad Andersen

Autres avocats clés:

Tom Bartlett; Clement N Fondufe; JP Sweny; David J. Ziyambi

Les références

‘Market leading finance team experienced across all sub sectors, with great industry knowledge. At the cutting edge of financing technology.’



Principaux clients

3i Infrastructure

Allianz Global Investors


Bridge Group

IFM Investors

ING Bank N.V. London Branch

Antin Infrastructure Partners

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan


Schroders Capital


Swiss Life

FSI / Igneo

Gresham House Energy Storage Fund

IFM Investors

National Australia Bank

Ontario Teachers


Global Infrastructure Partners



Energy Capital Partners


Saudi Aramco

Ara Partners

Helios Investment Partners

Vivo Energy Limited

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Principaux dossiers

Mayer Brown International LLP

Capitalising on a wealth of expertise from a huge international footprint that includes teams in the US, South America and Asia, Mayer Brown International LLP ‘s London infrastructure team is involved in big-ticket mandates including  sizeable renewable energy and key infrastructure builds. Its international mandates span established and emerging markets, including a considerable volume of engagement with the African continent. An offering in Singapore has opened doors to markets such as South Korea, where the London team has advised on mining projects, while in Africa the firm's mandates include roles advising government and public utility bodies in countries such as Mauritiana, Ghana and Uganda on mineral, ammonia and hydrogen ventures. Rachel Speight leads the group and works with an array of sponsors and financial institutions on complex project financings, while fellow co-head Ian Coles is renowned for his mining expertise and strong understanding of the African market. Third team head Kirsti Massie is the practice's go-to for renewables and energy transition matters, as well as traditional power developments. Other practitioners to highlight include Jonathan Stone who is able to advise on the whole project development and financing piece; Emma Sturt, who leverages an engineering background to provide clients with tailored advice; Danuta De Vries  for her export finance and asset-based lending practice; and Ronan Mellon, who joined from DLA Piper in August 2022, bringing expertise in project bonds and infrastructure financing via capital markets.

Responsables de la pratique:

Ian Coles; Rachel Speight; Kirsti Massie

Autres avocats clés:

Jonathan Stone; Emma Sturt; Danuta de Vries; Ronan Mellon

Principaux clients

Africa Finance Corporation

African Export-Import Bank

Almonty Industries

British Land


Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank

Klesch Group

Raffinerie Heide GmbH


The Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) and other lenders on a syndicated, secured $600 million facility for Trafigura, which related to underlying facilities between Trafigura and Chemaf Resources Ltd and Chemaf SA.
  • Advised the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania on the signing of the framework agreement with renewable energy developer CWP Global for the AMAN project. It is the largest integrated hydrogen project in Africa to date and world’s largest renewable energy project.
  • Advising British Land in respect of its Phase 2 Aldgate East Development, a net zero carbon, 136,000-square-foot residential-led development.


A tour-de-force in the energy market with projects experience in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, Milbank excels at advising lenders and sponsors on large-scale, complex financings, with extensive experience advising on first-of-its-kind funding structures across the full array of assets, particularly traditional energy enterprises. Wider work includes a significant aiport expansion in Greece, financing subsea electricity transmission networks across Europe and Asia, as well as overseeing the document drafting and negotiations for a new LNG import terminal in Brazil. Team head and market veteran John Dewar is a frequent port-of-call for financial institutions and export credit agencies for power, oil and gas and mining projects, with significant experience in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Chris Taufatofua has an active presence across a wide-array of mandates, working with stellar sponsor-side clients.  Munib Hussain – who was recently promoted to partner – is also recognised for his project finance expertise, particularly in relation to petrochemical . Energy transition specialist Matthew Brown joined from Latham & Watkins in May 2022, alongside special counsel Rachel Croft. Kilian De Cintré is a well-regarded up and coming solicitor within the group, playing a support role on a number of key oil and gas infrastructure mandates.


Responsables de la pratique:

John Dewar

Autres avocats clés:

Chris Taufatofua; Matthew Brown; Munib Hussain; Rachel Croft; Kilian de Cintré

Les références

‘The Milbank team have an impressive ability to lead transaction mandates in an efficient and collaborative manner, with clients and the deal as the priority. A solutions driven ethos means they have been able to navigate infrastructure deal challenges, coordinate disparate parties and counsels and achieve precedent setting deal completions. Strongly collaborate with local counsel to provide seamless integrated services to clients.’

‘John Dewar is a leading partner in the Middle East on complex energy projects and FDI transactions. John has an impressive ability to marry strategic priorities of clients and deal with the nitty gritty of the detail. A calm, firm presence in the frequent maelstrom of client mandates. Munib Hussain is a superb legal technician and a valuable addition to the Milbank partnership. Excellent on Islamic finance transactions.’

‘Matthew Brown delivers all the qualities of what a modern law firm partner should be – creative, dynamic, and able to focus on the big picture of getting the deal done , while paying attention to the detail and taking a balanced risk-based approach. He is also proactive and works tirelessly to keep all advisers and clients process-oriented to avoid unnecessary deal lag and ensure efficiency.’

Principaux clients

JP Morgan

Standard Chartered bank

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Nippon Export and Investment Insurance,

Japan Bank for International Cooperation and International Finance Corporation

Societe Generale

Norinchukin Bank

Green Investment Group (Macquarie Capital)

World Bank-PPIAF

West African Power Pool


New Fortress Energy

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

International Finance Corporation

Gas Natural Açu

Export-Import Bank of Korea

Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia

Total S.A.

Rio Energia



Apollo Investment Management



Sovereign Fund of Egypt




H2 Green Steel


Deutsche Gas

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Athens International Airport S.A. (“AIA”), as issuer of over €1.1 billion bond loans made available to it for the management and operation of Athens International Airport.
  • Advised a lender group of export credit agencies and international financial institutions in financing a high voltage direct current (“HVDC”) subsea transmission system in the United Arab Emirates issued by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (“ADNOC”) and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC.
  • Acted for the agency lenders, commercial banks, equity bridge lenders, facility and security agents and trustees and hedge providers in the project financing of the greenfield 505MW Amunet onshore wind farm project located in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt. Advice covered all aspects of the project financing, including the senior debt and equity bridge debt documentation, the project and construction documentation and hedging documentation.

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons boasts links with a number of major funds and corporates, as well as public bodies around the globe, acting on high-value, complex financing and development mandates pertaining to energy and infrastructure projects. The team handle the full-range of financing work, including project bond, derivative and structured financings, as well as refinancing and HoldCo financings. Iain Duncan leads the group and possesses a far-reaching practice that is especially concentrated in minerals and mining, while Richard Dyton is well-regarded for his experience in project development work, with notable experience in energy from waste and defence work. Andrew Petry is a strong presence in the team, advising developers, investors and lenders on a wide range of energy and infrastructure projects, regularly working alongside Adam Cooper , who has more than 25-years experience in this sector, with expertise in oil & gas and mineral ventures, as well as Islamic financing. Juliet Reingold continues to be a leading practitioner in the market.

Responsables de la pratique:

Iain Duncan

Autres avocats clés:

Richard Dyton; Andrew Petry; Adam Cooper

Les références

‘Simmons & Simmons is a pleasant surprise in the picture of London based law firms – a lot of experienced lawyers and comprehensive services’

‘Andrew Petry is a partner with outstanding experience and business approach.’

Principaux clients

Source Energie

Avrasya Tüneli Işletme Inşaat ve Yatirim A.Ş. (“ATAS”)

Umm Al Houl Power Q.P.S.C (a project company owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and JERA Corporation)

Digital Centres for Data and Telecommunications (“MenaHUB”)

First Sentier / Igneo

Natixis and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (the “AIIB”)

Digital Centres for Data and Telecommunications (“MenaHUB”)

Gate Terminal BV

Stone City Energy


European Investment Bank, NordLB, KfW IPEX-Bank and Hamburg Commercial Bank (together, the “Lenders”)

Orion Resource Partners

Beo Clean Energy Ltd. (“BCE”)

Principaux dossiers

  • Advise Stone City Energy and its consortium partners on the project financing and closing of their US$1.2bn combined-cycle gas turbine power plant in Uzbekistan.
  • Advise Digital Centres for Data and Telecommunications as international counsel in relation to all aspects of its joint venture project for the construction and financing of a new submarine cable system linking Asia to Europe through Singapore, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the Occupied Territory, Cyprus, Greece, Italy and other locations.
  • Advising on the LNG import terminal’s proposed expansion from 12bcm to 16bcm capacity. ING has been retained as financial advisor to advise on the financing of the fourth tank and increase in send-out capacity.

Slaughter and May

Active on large and high profile international work with the quality and capability to undertake novel, complex mandates, Slaughter and May‘s infrastructure team continues to make a strong impression on the market with a wide coverage of asset types. Although Michael Corbett helms the infrastructure practice, his focus on M&A allows Azadeh Nassiri to lead a large number of financing and development matters, with a strong and well-rounded understanding of the project financing piece and working on substantial energy builds, including one of the world’s largest vertically-integrated green hydrogen projects in Namibia. Steven Galbraith leverages over 30 years of experience to competently guide financial institutions, private equity enterprises and governments on a range of infrastructure developments, most notably oil and gas, while Richard Todd lends considerable critical regulatory knowledge to a range of projects. Samay Shah is also recommended.

Responsables de la pratique:

Michael Corbett

Autres avocats clés:

Azadeh Nassiri; Steven Galbraith; Richard Todd; Samay Shah

Principaux clients


Government of the Republic of Botswana

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (advising in conjunction with Mazars Croatia)

Everton FC


Hyphen Hydrogen


Suez SA


UK Infrastructure Bank


Marubeni Europower Limited

YTL Arena

Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities


Spirit Energy

Kellas Midstream

General Electric

VPI Holding Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Hyphen Hydrogen Energy (“Hyphen”) on its green hydrogen project in Namibia, which aims to generate 5 gigawatts of renewable energy, while producing an estimated 300,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year for regional and global markets.
  • Instructed by Marubeni Europower Limited to advise on all aspects of their new green hydrogen project in Bridgend, Wales, including construction, Government support, hydrogen offtake, power purchase and joint venture arrangement.
  • Advising Spirit Energy on its proposed CO2 cluster project involving its infrastructure at South Morecambe and North Morecambe gas fields and Barrow onshore gas terminal, set to be one of the largest carbon storage and hydrogen production clusters in the UK.


In the wake of an impressive run which has seen the firm bolster its ranks through the addition of Matthew Hardwick and Daniel Giemajner from Norton Rose Fulbright and Alex Harrison from Hogan Lovells International LLP, Akin is geared up to act on a wide range of financing initiatives for large scale energy and transport projects nationally and globally. The team are a good port-of-call for independent infrastructure fund managers, banks and construction companies seeking advice on capital investment, design, and construction plans, as well as counsel regarding novel funding methods such as the government’s regulated asset base model. Hardwick, who leads the team, helms the firm’s most complex cross-border mandates, while also being noted for his proficiency handling the restructuring of finances. Giemajner has expanded the team’s understanding of the renewable and alternative energy sectors, with noteworthy activity in onshore windfarm, mineral extraction, and biofuel projects, while Harrison has close connections to large regulatory and governing energy bodies.

Responsables de la pratique:

Matt Hardwick

Autres avocats clés:

Daniel Giemajner; Alex Harrison

Les références

‘Commercial and clear communicators, leaving no stone unturned to provide the best service for their clients.’

‘I have worked with Matt Hardwick for over a decade and he consistently delivers clear unequivocal advice that is invaluable in driving projects forward.

‘Dan Giemajner an expert in his field, Dan is extremely focused with an attention to detail that is second to none.’

Principaux clients




Balfour Beatty

Assured Guaranty


Associated British Ports

Urbaser SA


Crown Estate


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised PGIM Private Capital as the sole provider of financing on a £350m debut private placement issuance by Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc, supporting plans to invest in its electricity transmission infrastructure, clearing the way to deliver cleaner, UK-generated energy.
  • Represented investors in the debut US Private Placement by EnBW, an integrated German utility company.
  • Advised investors and noteholders in connection with an issuance by Peel Ports using its common debt issuance platform of £350mm-equivalent of listed notes issued in 4 tranches.

Baker Botts (UK) LLP

‘A great team that is 100% dedicated to its clients', Baker Botts (UK) LLP has diversified its breadth of focus over the past 12 months, with its mandates spanning digital infrastructure as well as defence and security work.  Practice head Mark Rowley regularly advises on oil and gas projects in the gulf and North Africa, while Shashank Krishna takes the lead on a number of project financing and development instructions in other regions, with notable expertise in energy transition and renewables work. Nick Collins works on debt capital markets and Islamic financing matters across EMEA and Asia, while Edward Hills leverages his experience in the engineering and construction industry to advise on variety of agreements for largescale projects.

Responsables de la pratique:

Mark Rowley

Autres avocats clés:

Shashank Krishna; Nick Collins; Edward Hills

Les références

‘A great team that is 100% dedicated to their clients, highly specialised in construction law and up to date with latest legal developments. Lawyers work well across different practice areas to provide full support.’

‘The team at Baker Botts have been exceptional in helping the company during a group-wide refinancing. This was a complex deal and involved not only multiple specialisations but also creating deep enduring relationships with external counsels. The Baker Botts team was highly proficient and very professional in meeting the company’s expectations and closing the deal in good time.’

‘Shashank Krishna: knowledge and expertise in the areas of energy, infrastructure, project finance and general corporate law are second to none. He is possibly the most well-rounded partner that I have had the privilege of working with. I think what makes Shashank exceptional is that he has a very commercial approach to any deal. He is very conscious of time constraints to close a deal and the legal costs of doing business. His practical, pragmatic and commercial advice has stood the company in excellent stead.’

Principaux clients

Air Products




Harland & Wolff


Sempra LNG

Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation

Crosslake Group.

West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC)

Ellalink Ireland Limited.

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) in relation to the development of a new $40 billion LNG facility – assisting with regard to production sharing and contracting arrangements, and how to interface with the other major participants in the project.
  • Advising Harland and Wolf, an AIM-listed energy and infrastructure company on all of their major projects and transactions.
  • Advising Air Products, the leading manufacturer of gases and chemicals for industrial uses, in relation to the $5 billion “NEOM” project in Saudi Arabia, which will enable Air Products to supply green hydrogen to power buses and trucks by 2026.

Bird & Bird LLP

A leading player in the tech space with a considerable international reach, Bird & Bird LLP provides clients with a full service that spans ESG, digitalisation and regulatory issues. Key areas of expertise include major defence work, airport developments, hospital expansions, power stations and transport links procurement. Stuart Cairns co-heads the International Projects and Procurement Group, and has been active on a wide range of projects including local authority procurements, education developments, and street lighting and intelligent transport system schemes. Roger Bickerstaff has expertise in commercial and EU procurement law issues, while Elizabeth Reid is noted for her work with defence- clients and experience working on submarine developments. Mark Leach handles the data piece on major infrastructure projects of all types. Henna Malik works across a range of projects matters for both public and private sector clients.

Responsables de la pratique:

Stuart Cairns

Autres avocats clés:

Roger Bickerstaff; Elizabeth Reid; Mark Leach; Henna Malik

Principaux clients



University of Limerick (UL) Strategic Development Zone

Suffolk County Council

Hertfordshire County Council

Manx Utility Limited


NLSH ohf.

Principaux dossiers

  • Completed the procurement of a Multi-Disciplinary Team to support Kadeco’s development of a masterplan for the 55km2 area surrounding Keflavik Airport.
  • Instructed by Suffolk County Council on a procurement to appoint a replacement service provider for the delivery of its critical highways maintenance services over the next 10 to 20 years.
  • Instructed to the run the procurement for NLSH’s construction of a new university hospital campus in Reykjavik.

Bracewell (UK) LLP

Acting for governments, sponsors and lenders and possessing a wealth of expertise in oil and gas mandates, Bracewell (UK) LLP has a wide international reach, working on largescale infrastructure and energy developments across Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The firm regards itself as a go-to for first-of-its-kind financing matters, as evidenced by some of its financing work on windfarm projects and mandates in Saudi Arabia.  The team also has expertise in water, battery storage and waste treatment matters. Jason Fox helms the practice, and has considerable experience in reserve-based lending financings and oil and gas matters, while Oliver Irwin 's practice covers cross-border multi-source project financings. Tom Jamieson , who specialsies in financing energy transition and low carbon ventures, and Gordon Stewart, who is highly proficient in holdco debt financing work, are also recommended. Nina Howell left to join King & Spalding LLP in March 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jason Fox

Autres avocats clés:

Oliver Irwin; Tom Jamieson; Gordon Stewart

Principaux clients

Acciona Agua, S.A.

Almar Water Solutions and Al Jomaih Energy and Water Company


Harmony CS Limited

Harmony CTF Limited

Harmony CTF 2 Limited

Alinma Bank

Banque Saudi Fransi

Al Rajhi Bank

Vision International Investment Company

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC

Gulf Investment Corporation GSC

Alinma Bank, the Saudi British Bank, Riyadh Bank

A bidding consortium

Hellas Gold Single-Member S.A.-

Egyptian Refining Company (Takrir) S.A.E.

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising the lenders to the winning consortium on their proposed bid for the Al Ansar PPP Project in KSA being procured by competitive tender by the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia.
  • Advising lenders to the bidding consortium with respect to the Zuluf waste treatment PPP, currently under procurement by Saudi Aramco, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Acting for the lenders (Alinma Bank, Banque Saudi Fransi and Al Rajhi Bank) with respect to the bidding consortium led by Tamasuk Holding Company concerning the financing of the construction and operation of two-times-large-scale Construction Village projects for the NEOM megacity in Saudi Arabia.

Clyde & Co

Clyde & Co's team regularly advises on the design, construction, delivery and procurement of complex infrastructure developments, including roads and transport systems, hospitals and care homes, as well as defence and security work. Although the London team advises on international mandates the scale of its domestic UK work is a standout feature of the practice, with the team working on high profile development matters around the UK. Key figures in the team include  Liz Jenkins and John Morris , while Robert Meakin has a wealth of experience on major PFI/PPP ventures. Laura Coates guides clients including funders and contractors 'through particularly complex and difficult issues', and wields wider expertise pertaining to asset management issues and dispute avoidance. Construction focused  Victoria Peckett, who joined the firm from CMS in August 2022, has already added expertise to cross-border renewable projects and EV infrastructure builds. Catherine Johnson has been highly active on a range of mandates.

Responsables de la pratique:

Liz Jenkins; Robert Meakin; Laura Coates

Autres avocats clés:

Victoria Peckett; Catherine Johnson

Les références

‘The team at Clyde & Co are very good at giving clear, concise advice and are experts in their field. The partners and senior associates are always available when you need them and are approachable and personable.’

‘The practice comprises excellent individuals with a clear understanding of the power plant market. Always to the point, always responsive, and always on time.’

‘Very proactive in their management of your needs and very effective in conversing to the issues and challenges that might be face. Ability to be agile in providing solutions to issues, identifying key risks and rewards with any strategy or course of action.’

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG is a leading player on infrastructure mandates, advising across the entire lifecycle of  projects, from financing, to project development, procurement, as well as guiding clients through ESG and net zero goals. The team regularly advises on politically sensitive projects and works on matters at the cutting edge of the UK defence and security space. Stephen Kenny and Andrew Newbery co-head the practice, with the former recognised for his work on PPP/PFI matters and serving as a key contact for the Ministry of Defence. Newbery's financing expertise sees him regularly advise on large utility and energy projects. Dominic Richardson's experience includes transport and rail developments, while Elizabeth Williams regularly works alongside Kenny on Ministry of Defence projects. Alexandra Poynter is noted for her supporting role on a wide spectrum of practice mandates. Imran Mufti  joined the group from Hogan Lovells International LLP in July 2022, bringing expertise in capital market transactions, project finance, and knowledge of the Middle Eastern market.

Responsables de la pratique:

Stephen Kenny; Andrew Newbery

Autres avocats clés:

Dominic Richardson; Elizabeth Williams; Alexandra Poynter; Imran Mufti

Les références

‘Very approachable, modest and abile to become part of, and blend into, the project team.’

‘Stephen Kenny – very affable and approachable and extremely easy to work with. Excellent value for money and ability to operate a lean but effective service.’


Principaux clients

Ministry of Defence

National Highways

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority group (including Magnox, LLWR, RWM…)

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

UK Health Security Agency

HM Revenue & Customs

Department of Health and Social Care

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

East London Waste Authority

Surrey County Council

HydrogenOne Capital Growth plc

Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited

Shore Capital

J.P Morgan Cazenove

Numis Securities Limited

Jefferies International Limited

Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust plc

Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company plc

Winterflood Securities Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised National Highways on one of its flagship projects, the procurement of the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down (Stonehenge) road/tunnel project. The project is a nationally significant road improvement project, which will involve a 1.8 mile (2.7 km) tunnel under the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.
  • Advising DVLA on all aspects of its PFI contract with Trillium.

Sharpe Pritchard LLP

Sharpe Pritchard LLP's multi-disciplinary team excels at public sector projects, working on the initial delivery through to the end-to-end procurement, as well as drafting and negotiating documents and handling financial close. Active areas of work for the group have included utilities work, waste management expansion and developments, and a range of conventional and renewables work - including largescale nuclear projects.  The group is steered by the highly experienced Nicola Sumner. Roseanne Serrelli lends procurement experience and expertise to an array of government bodies, active across transport, energy and social infrastructure, while Steve Gummer is noted for his regulatory expertise and is a go-to for water issues. Juli Lau and Allan Owen were both promoted to partner in April 2023, with the former regularly advising on local government matters and the latter on water and rail mandates.

Responsables de la pratique:

Nicola Sumner

Autres avocats clés:

Roseanne Serrelli; Steve Gummer; Juli Lau; Allan Owen

Les références

‘Exceptional level of knowledge, not just around the key highway infrastructure discipline, but also in supplementary areas affecting the procurement.’

‘The knowledge provided was fantastic. The practice has a collaborative, positive and comfortable working environment.’

‘The team at Sharpe Pritchard are fantastic. The team overall has an expert grasp of procurement law as well as waste legislation.’

Principaux clients

Thames Water Utilities Limited

Portsmouth Water

Cambridgeshire County Council


Milton Keynes Council

Buckinghamshire Council

Suffolk County Council

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

London Borough of Havering

London Borough of Islington

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Portsmouth Water on its procurement of the first new reservoir to be built in the South East since the 1970s, alongside advising them on a bespoke and innovative intra-utility bulk supply agreement with Southern Water, working alongside Ofwat.
  • Acting on behalf of Milton Keynes Council across its environmental portfolio which includes energy from waste, electric charging, renewable power and optimising the use of land and equipment, advising at a strategic level and on contract, procurement and public law issues.
  • Acting for the delivery authority on the Restoration & Renewal Programme for the restoration of the Houses of Parliament.

Trinity International LLP

Trinity International LLP possesses a wide-ranging practice that covers the full range of financing and development work, with its geographic expertise expanding beyond Africa - where it has longstanding credentials - to regions such as Central Asia, Eastern Asia, LATAM and the Middle East. Work over the last year has included traditional and renewable energy builds, through to emerging asset classes such as mini grid developments, battery storage ventures and telecommunication network expansions. The firm also advises on government-mandated hospital and education projects and toll-road redevelopments. Founding partner Paul Biggs leverages more than 25 years of experience across complex PPPs, financing and development work. Fellow founding partner and team head Simon Norris largely focuses on African mandates pertaining to traditional energy sources, renewables and digital infrastructure. Kaushik Ray works with sponsors, lenders, developers and contractors across a wide-array of matters, while Fiona Gulliford is highlighted as a key driver of the firm's increasing exposure to large-scale, complex infrastructure projects in Asia-Pacific.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul Biggs; Simon Norris; Kaushik Ray

Autres avocats clés:

Fiona Gulliford

Les références

‘Exceptional knowledge of structuring bankable project finance transactions with experience working on power and infrastructure transactions in Africa. Very practical and transparent billing arrangements and very good availability.’

‘Simon Norris has incredible knowledge and experience in structuring project finance deals in Africa.’


Principaux clients

Northcott Capital

Asian Development Bank

African Legal Support Facility


Scatec Solar ASA

Group Européen de Development du Congo



International Finance Corporation

Seychelles Energy Commission



Early Power


Axia Power Holdings



Climate Fund Managers

Meridiam SAS

African Development Bank

Standard Bank South Africa

Red Sea Power Limited

Frontier Rnergy

TheTrade and Development Bank

SBM Bank

Daybreak Power

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Globeleq Africa


Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG)

Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO)

Azura Power Holdings

Atlantic Terminal


African Trade Insurance Agency

EDFI Management N.V

Triodos Funds


Green for Growth Fund

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising a newly created dedicated desalination / water company (as part of the AP Moller Group) in respect of the proposed acquisition of the BEFESA Desalination Project in Ghana from its current owners, Abengoa Water and Sojitz Corporation.
  • Advises GED Africa on all aspects of the KMTR toll road. GED has been awarded the concession by the Governments of Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo to develop a toll road (including a 345m cable-stayed bridge across the River Luapula) from Kasomena in DRC to Mwenda in Zambia.
  • Instructed as international legal counsel on the project to advise the Government of Maldives, through ADB, on the design and structure of a 20MW solar IPP across 20 islands in the Maldives. This will be the largest solar IPP deployed across the Maldives and will comprise a mix of floating solar, ground mounted solar and rooftop solar.

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Watson Farley & Williams LLP handles a range of financing work, advising lenders, government, credit support agencies and contractors on a variety of projects, with particular proficiency in multi-lender financings. With experience of both the lender and borrower side, the team has been involved in offshore wind, solar, and oil and gas developments and infrastructure projects. Team head Henry Stewart has been a key driver of the group's solar projects work, with far reaching expertise across the full range of energy assets, while Julian Nichol is noted for his financing expertise and natural gas and coal experience. Joe Levin 's practice focuses on upstream oil and gas.

Responsables de la pratique:

Henry Stewart

Autres avocats clés:

Julian Nichol; Joe Levin

Principaux clients

Palestine Power Generating Company

Lloyds Bank


BW Energy Holdings Pte. Ltd

Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

Trafigura Pte Ltd

FBN Bank (UK) Ltd

The Republic of Guinea

Natixis, S.A. Sucursal en España



Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA

HKZ Investor Holding B.V

Edmond de Rothschild

Cero Generation


Lightsource bp




Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Palestine Power Generating Company (PPGC) on the development and financing of Palestine’s first project-financed gas-fired power plant, the 455 MW Jenin Power Generation Plant (or the Jenin IPP).
  • Advising Lloyds Bank, NatWest and Allied Irish Bank acting as lenders on an innovative £230m finance facility granted to Low Carbon to create 1 GW of solar PV capacity.
  • Advising BW Energy on an up to US$300m new international reserve-based lending facility. The facility will be used initially to further finance and develop the Dussafu license offshore Gabon.

Browne Jacobson LLP

Browne Jacobson LLP specialises in UK regeneration projects relating to inner-city developments, housing builds, and leisure facilities, working for a variety of government bodies and public authorities. Strong energy and environmental work is evidenced by  waste management and material recycling PFI/PPPs, waste-to-energy development work, and  district heating ventures. Joint team heads Craig Elder  and Stephen Matthew work closely with governmental and local bodies and have a broad practice that encompasses social infrastructure, defence and waste work. Peter Ware  is also a stand-out practitioner for public procurement work.

Responsables de la pratique:

Craig Elder; Stephen Matthew

Autres avocats clés:

Peter Ware

Principaux clients

Nottinghamshire County Council

Derbyshire County Council

London Borough of Croydon

London Borough of Enfield

Watford Borough Council

London Borough of Ealing

Natural England

Rushmoor Borough Council

Elmbridge Borough Council

Covanta Energy Limited

Lovell Partnerships – joint ventures

Kent County Council

Oxford City Council

First Sentier Investors


Winchester City Council

Watford Borough Council

Plymouth City Council

South London Waste Partnership

The Coal Authority

Principaux dossiers


With a strong focus on energy transition and decarbonisation, DWF utilises its roster of regional practitioners across construction, real estate, finance and energy to competently address all aspects of their clients' infrastructure projects. The firm demonstrates experience of both traditional and renewable energy mandates, as well as utility projects, nuclear developments, and digital infrastructure builds, most notably involving data centres and battery energy storage. Brendan Slack – who has a real estate background –  advises borrowers, lenders and sponsors on project, senior and mezzanine financing deals. Shane Toal is well-versed in regulatory and development issues affecting energy projects, while Darren Walsh has an energy focus that spans renewables such as solar and hydro power, as well as nuclear and waste management work. Eleanor Cook is a Liverpool-based director in the banking team whose expertise in specialised structure-asset based lending is crucial to financial institutions such as Barclays, Lloyds and RBS.

Responsables de la pratique:

Brendan Slack; Shane Toal; Darren Walsh

Autres avocats clés:

Eleanor Cook

Principaux clients

National Westminster Bank plc

Lombard North Central plc

Santander UK Plc

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised National Westminster Bank plc (NatWest) on the original £60M term loan facility completing June 2022 and advising a syndicate (NatWest and Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A (Rabobank)) on the amendment and restatement of the facility to increase to a £130M term loan and revolving credit facility relating to the financing of Battery Assets at various UK sites (involving a primary and secondary assetco structure) and ultimately owned by a listed energy focused PLC (completed February 2023).
  • Acting for National Westminster Bank plc and Santander UK plc in their £125m financing  in respect of a series of battery energy storage projects (“BESS”) and gas peaking plants across the UK.
  • Acting for National Westminster Bank plc on a £52 million multi-facility smart meter financing to support an SPV acquiring installed and income producing smart meters.

Fladgate LLP

A team that offers offers 'pragmatic advice with partner focus on all matters' Fladgate LLP acts on a range of infrastructure PPPs and PFIs, with experience of both financing and development work. The team regularly works with local councils and authorities alongside project companies on social infrastructure ventures, including road and transport renovation work, education and healthcare developments, and emergency services mandates. Andrew Bessemer Clark heads the practice; Sam Tye, Kim Fowler  and Michaela Patterson  are also recommended.

Responsables de la pratique:

Andrew Bessemer Clark

Autres avocats clés:

Sam Tye; Kim Fowler; Michaela Patterson

Les références

‘Fladgate offers pragmatic advice with partner focus on all matters.’

The Infrastructure team are great to work with. Fladgate are extremely pragmatic in their advice and are very responsive with extremely quick turnaround and always make you feel like their most important client.’

‘The Fladgate team is highly knowledgeable, highly responsive, and always a pleasure to work with. I have appointed them on a number of complex PFI-related projects and always found their advice practical, pragmatic, and accessible. Their work is of the highest quality.’

Osborne Clarke LLP

Osborne Clarke LLP handles a steady stream of social infrastructure and healthcare mandates, showing notable experience of student accommodation builds  and largescale hospital redevelopments. Ministry of Defence work and a number of education-focused PFI instructions round out a good spread of work over recent months. Chris Wade helms the practice, which also includes Andrew Normington and Alistair Curzon  , who regularly advise sponsors and financial institutions.

Stephenson Harwood

A 'strong, partner led team' possessing an 'excellent understanding of the key legal and commercial issues across all of the major infrastructure sectors', Stephenson Harwood handles a considerable number of PFI and PPP projects, working closely with contractors, lenders and public sector bodies on  financing arrangements and the development of new, critical projects. Team head Jonathan Cripps has expertise in energy, transport and accommodation-related mandates, and is a go-to for asset-management issues. Rebecca Carter  works on a portfolio of mandates including both private and public sector work.  Phil Harris is a very active member of the team, providing counsel on many of the firm's key development mandates.  Navpreet Atwal's arrival from Boodle Hatfield LLP has further strengthened the group's capabilities and bench.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jonathan Cripps

Autres avocats clés:

Rebecca Carter; Phil Harris; Navpreet Atwal

Les références

‘The team has an excellent understanding of the key legal and commerical issues across all of the major infrastructure sectors. A strong partner led team is supported by excellent associates. Extremely approachable and easy to work with.’

‘Jonathan Cripps has an encyclopedic knowledge of infrastructure and is highly respected in the market. He is extremely commercial and easy to deal with. Phil Harris has excellent technical knowledge.’

‘For me, the thing that distinguishes the team is the active listening. There are lots of firms with comparable PFI experience. However, this team is the one that listens best to what I need as a client. Knowledge of PFI, commercial projects etc is no good if it is not tailored to meet the needs of the client/ the particular situation.’

Principaux clients

North London Waste Authority

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Connect CNDR Limited

Connect Roads South Tyneside Limited

Balfour Beatty Living Places Limited

Connect Roads Sunderland Limited

Sunderland Streetlighting Limited

Albany SPC Services Limited

Semperian Asset Management Limited

Roehampton Hospital Limited

Connect M1-A1 Limited

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised on all aspects of the acquisition of Amey plc’s management services business. This included advice on the acquisition as well as carrying out due diligence on underlying operational PFI/PPP projects.
  • Advising NLWA on all legal aspects of its £1.2 billion North London Heat and Power Project since its inception – a multi-year programme to build a new Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) at the Edmonton EcoPark in Enfield. Also advising on the client’s carbon capture and storage project.
  • Advising Connect M1-A1 Limited. This is a PFI road project involving counselling  the project company on the replacement of the existing central reserve steel vehicle restraint system with a rigid concrete step barrier, along with associated works.

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

A key point of differentiation for the infrastructure group at Trowers & Hamlins LLP is its impressive and deep portfolio of PFI / PPP work, with the firm working with a host of national and regional public sponsors and public sector commissioners. While the firm has an international reach – with mandates in the Middle East and Asia – the team's most significant instructions are  development, expansion and relocation projects in UK cities, such as Birmingham and London.  Paul McDermott has been a key driver of the firm's expanding work in life sciences, medical research and sports, with a particular interest in emerging technologies. Scott Dorling is active on leisure PPPs and other social infrastructure projects, while Amardeep Gill handles the group’s matters based in Birmingham. Assad Maqbool is noted for public sector education work, while Lucy Doran is actively involved in NHS work, as well as being engaged in a plethora of housing regeneration schemes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul McDermott

Autres avocats clés:

Scott Dorling; Amardeep Gill; Assad Maqbool; Lucy Doran

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for the London Borough of Camden in relation to claims against a PFI contractor and its subcontractors in relation to unsafe cladding.
  • Advising EWA in relation to a 100MW Solar PV project to be developed at Askar in Bahrain.
  • Working for an NHS Trust whose project is to provide a mental health facility and a new home for the Moorfields Eye Hospital on the site of a redundant hospital – creating a world class medical facility.