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    Projects and infrastructure team shortlisted for legal adviser of the year

Projects and infrastructure

With a relentless focus on achieving our clients’ objectives, our projects and infrastructure team is renowned for its strategic thinking, commercial nous and for getting deals done with the minimum of fuss. 

With a team of highly motivated, personable individuals, we build enduring relationships with our clients.
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A team with a long history of working on major international projects around the world, we advise all of the key projects parties including:

  • governments and procuring authorities
  • sponsors and investors
  • debt and equity funders
  • contractors
  • other stakeholders.
We know that our clients’ needs vary throughout the lifespan of their projects.  We provide focused support at each project stage, including:

  • strategy and planning
  • procurement and bidding
  • contract drafting and negotiation
  • project financing
  • construction and O&M
  • post close day to day matters
  • refinancing, variations and disputes
  • secondary markets acquisitions and disposals.

We advise in virtually every infrastructure sector including:

  • transport: road; rail; airports; and ports
  • energy: conventional power, district heating/cooling and renewables (including tidal, geothermal, energy from waste, biomass, anaerobic digestion, solar and wind)
  • accommodation: schools, student accommodation, regeneration, housing, healthcare, government accommodation, custodial, blue light. 

"The team has an in-depth understanding of the client’s position and delivers prompt and willing service. It also reacts well to feedback."
The Legal 500 UK 2020

Transport and Urban Development Authority, Cape Town

Following our work to help the City of Cape Town create its new transport authority, we advised the City on the extension of the authority's powers to include urban development and planning. We also advised the City on their application and business plan to have the urban rail function assigned to it from the national and provincial spheres of government.

North London Waste Authority

Advising on the North London Heat and Power project, a £450-500 million energy recovery facility. Having helped NLWA secure its Development Consent Order for this nationally significant project, we are currently supporting NLWA on the procurement of various works contracts in relation to the project.

Circuit of Wales

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

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.

Interserve and Kajima

Advised the consortium on the UK government’s Priority School Building Programme, the first to use PF2. Achieved financial close of the £122 million HLR project for seven secondary schools. 

Crossrail rolling stock project

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

Green Africa Power LLP

Advised this fund on a series of renewable energy project financings in sub-Sahara Africa.

Iraqi oil refinery project

Acted for the developers of large oil refinery project in Iraq.  Included providing corporate structuring advice, drafting of MOU with the Government, Land Lease Agreements, Tolling Agreement and Concession Agreement.

Secondary markets

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

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

We advised this local authority on the construction of four of its secondary schools alongside its future regeneration objectives within the borough.


We advised NYSE listed Covanta Holding Corporation on its strategic partnership with the Green Investment Group Limited a subsidiary of Macquarie Group, to develop, fund and own Energy from-Waste (EFW) projects in Ireland and the UK. The purchase price for this project implies a total enterprise value of approximately €700 million.


Sean Angle Partner

T:  +971 4 407 3902
M:  +971 55 224 4061 Email Sean | Vcard Office:  Dubai


Jonathan Cripps Partner

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