Awards

Infrastructure: PFI/PPP

Infrastructure: PFI/PPP

Infrastructure: Project finance & development

Infrastructure: Project finance & development

Winner - Energy/Infrastructure Team of the Year, Legal Business Awards 2023

Winner - Energy/Infrastructure Team of the Year, Legal Business Awards 2023

Jonathan Cripps Partner

Jonathan is the head of our firmwide decarbonisation area of focus.  He also leads our projects, energy and infrastructure team in London. Jonathan leads the delivery of our strategy to provide a full range of decarbonisation services across the energy, transportation and trade, and the built and natural environment sectors to support our clients achieve their decarbonisation, net zero and sustainability goals. He leads an international team of decarbonisation lawyers from across all the jurisdictions we operate in.
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He has over 30 years of advising on major energy and infrastructure projects, including within the renewables sector in both the UK and internationally.

In renewables and energy transition, Jonathan acts for sponsors, lenders, operators and construction and engineering contractors across the full range of technologies from solar, wind, energy from waste, electric vehicles, geothermal, direct air capture, through to hydrogen and nuclear.

Within the broader infrastructure market, Jonathan has advised on every UK government infrastructure programme since the 1990s, including PFI and all its derivative forms. Internationally, Jonathan is active on major projects in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
 

“His approach is calm but assured and you are aware of the detailed knowledge that sits behind that overall approach. I have high confidence in his judgement and skills.”
Infrastructure: PFI/PPP client UK
  • Projects, energy and infrastructure
  • Project finance

North London Waste Authority

Advising on the North London Heat and Power project, a £450-500 million Energy Recovery Facility. Currently advising on the application for a Development Consent Order for this nationally significant project.

Circuit of Wales

Advising the sponsor on this £300 million development of an international motor racing circuit and industrial and technology park.

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

Advising the Trust on the development of new clinical facilities at the hospital, and also on a new private patient unit.

Bucharest Southern Ring Road PPP Project

Advising the Romanian Ministry of Transport on the development of the new Bucharest Southern Ring Road.

Lagos airport PPP

Advised a consortium bidding for the PPP concession to design, build, operate, finance and maintain the new Lekki-Epe International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria.

Secondary markets

Acting for Equitix and Dutch Infrastructure Fund on secondary market acquisitions.

More: Projects, energy and infrastructure 

Green Africa Power LLP

Advising this fund on a series of renewable energy project financings in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dutch bank

Advised on the project financing of the acquisition and development of a portfolio of UK onshore wind projects.

Bucharest Southern Ring Road PPP Project

Advising the Romanian Ministry of Transport on the development of the new Bucharest Southern Ring Road.

More: Project finance
  • Construction and engineering
  • Power and renewables
  • Rail and road
  • Government and public sector
  • Sport

Circuit of Wales

Advising the sponsor on this £300 million development of an international motor racing circuit and industrial and technology park.

Wear Bridge

Advising a bidder on Sunderland City Council’s Wear Bridge project.

M8, M73 and M74 project

Advising the construction joint venture on the NPD project in Scotland.

More: Construction and engineering

Protium

Advising Protium on its green hydrogen project with Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, to decarbonise its brewing facilities in Wales.

Next Energy Solar Fund

Advised on the financing of five operational solar farms in the UK (84.2MW).  This transaction made the client's solar portfolio the largest among all the LSE-listed renewable energy funds.

NIBC

Advised on the project financing of the acquisition and development of a portfolio of UK onshore wind projects.

North London Waste Authority

Advised on the £1.2 billion North London Heat and Power project, including a new energy recovery facility.

Green Africa Power LLP

Advised this UK Government funded investment on geothermal projects in Kenya and Ethiopia.

HS2

Advising a consortium of Laing O'Rourke, FCC and Murphy on its bids for HS2 civils contract packages.

Crossrail rolling stock project

Advised Hitachi Rail Europe on its bid for the Crossrail rolling stock project.

TransPennine Express

Advising Hitachi Rail Europe on its bid for the TransPennine Express rolling stock project.

European Train Control System

Advising Hitachi Rail Europe on a series of ETCS projects to provide high tech, on board signalling equipment as part of the European Rail Traffic Management System.

More: Rail and road

Transport for Cape Town

Advised the City of Cape Town on the establishment of its new transport authority, Transport for Cape Town. Now advising on the development of TCT's integrated transport strategies.

North London Waste Authority

Advising on the North London Heat and Power project, a £450-500 million Energy Recovery Facility. Currently advising on the application for a Development Consent Order for this nationally significant project.

Green Africa Power LLP

Advising this government fund on a series of renewable energy project financings in sub-Saharan Africa.

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

Advising the Trust on the development of new clinical facilities at the hospital and also on a new private patient unit.

Bucharest Southern Ring Road PPP Project

Advising the Romanian Ministry of Transport on the development of the new Bucharest Southern Ring Road.

Formula One

Advising a ministry of a Middle Eastern Government bidding to host Formula One.

More: Government and public sector

Circuit of Wales

Advising the sponsor on this £300 million development of an international motor racing circuit and industrial and technology park.

MotoGP

Advising Circuit of Wales in their negotiations with Dorna Sports S.L. to host MotoGP in the United Kingdom.

Formula One

Advising a ministry of a Middle Eastern Government bidding to host Formula One.

More: Sport
  • Africa
  • Europe

Transport for Cape Town

Advised the City of Cape Town on the establishment of its new transport authority, Transport for Cape Town. Now advising on the development of TCT's integrated transport strategies.

Lagos airport PPP

Advised a consortium bidding for the PPP concession to design, build, operate, finance and maintain the new Lekki-Epe International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria.

Green Africa Power LLP

Advising this government fund on a series of renewable energy project financings in sub-Saharan Africa.

Saudi Rail Company

Advising Saudi Rail Company on a major dispute.

More: Africa

Bucharest Southern Ring Road PPP Project

Advising the Romanian Ministry of Transport on the development of the new Bucharest Southern Ring Road.

New Karolinska Solna Hospital PPP

Advised the FM contractor as part of the winning consortium that bid this hospital PPP in Sweden.

Hitachi Europe

Advised on bids to supply and maintain ground breaking proton beam therapy equipment in hospitals in the UK and Denmark.

More: Europe

Awards

Infrastructure: PFI/PPP

Infrastructure: PFI/PPP

Infrastructure: Project finance & development

Infrastructure: Project finance & development

Winner - Energy/Infrastructure Team of the Year, Legal Business Awards 2023

Winner - Energy/Infrastructure Team of the Year, Legal Business Awards 2023

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