The DWF team has extensive knowledge of energy and natural resources and works for sponsors, authorities and lenders. Core competencies include the transition from coal and gas plants to renewable technologies, green hydrogen and nuclear developments. Darren Walsh in Liverpool and Manchester regularly oversees international nuclear and advanced renewable energy projects. Catherine Haslam, based in Manchester, runs solar projects and has an excellent reputation for wind energy and biomass, while Jonathan Branton is a leading competition and state aid lawyer in Manchester and Leeds. Melissa Hutchinson left the company in July 2021 to take up an internal position at Boohoo Group PLC. With significant financing resources in London and the opportunity to tap into experts from the firm`s extensive international network, Baker McKenzie is able to offer a one-stop service to lenders and borrowers offering cross-border leveraged financing, including mandates in emerging markets. Matthew Cox has developed strong traction with mid-market private equity promoters and has therefore gained an excellent knowledge of private credit financing. O`Grady is also familiar with leveraged financing issues on the sponsor side, including the use of innovative financing technologies such as convertible loan structures. Ben Wilkinson`s arrival from White & Case LLP in May 2021 improves supply on the creditor side, although this was mitigated by the subsequent departure of personal loan expert Matthew Smith from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in April 2022. Simmons & Simmons has a „highly experienced, solution-oriented team“ advising on a range of transaction matters in the infrastructure industry, including fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, secondary trading and financing. Iain Duncan leads the UK`s Natural Resources and Infrastructure group and has considerable experience in energy and mining projects, while Andrew Petry is a well-known name for PPP-related banking and finance in the renewable energy, waste and transport sectors. Juliet Reingold is another name for PPPs and acts for a strong list of UK government, sponsor and investor clients.
Marc Fèvre joined Baker Mckenzie in May 2021. Simmons & Simmons relies on „a friendly and knowledgeable team“ that „can draw on a wealth of knowledge and experience.“ Led by Iain Duncan, the team continues to provide advice on the acquisition, development, financing and divestiture of a number of oil and gas projects. Adam Cooper is a name for innovative finance and counts banks and private equity funds among his clients, while Patrick Wallace is recommended for joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. Marc Fèvre joined Baker McKenzie in May 2021. Led by Prajakt Samant, the London-based Reed Smith LLP team is part of a larger global team that handles significant cross-border mergers and acquisitions and regulatory affairs for leading multinational oil and gas clients. James Atkin leads high-value transactions and project finance mandates and has extensive experience in the Asia-Pacific market. „Trinity is a growing but still relatively small company steeped in African infrastructure projects.“ „Mark Castillo-Bernaus is able to combine a solid understanding of the economic context with highly detailed legal analysis to provide clients with highly effective advice and recommendations. Under Alex Dumphy`s leadership of „commercial“ and „practical,“ Addleshaw Goddard has developed a strong leveraged finance practice for financial developers and lenders. While the company has strong relationships with clearing banking, it has successfully focused on the alternative lending and credit fund space, which is particularly important in the middle market segment. The arrival of Jones Day`s Ewen Scott in July 2021 further strengthens leveraged financing capabilities given its balanced offerings to lenders and borrowers. „Dan Mathews is excellent. He has a lot of experience and, if necessary, has called on various colleagues to complete transactions.
This ranged from its staff doing the heavy lifting, to financial partners, taxes, accounting, etc., taxes, accounting, etc. They covered all the bases. I never complain about the workload, I manage it effectively. „The team has extensive experience in a number of PFI sectors and hands-on experience with operational issues related to these projects. While the firm`s lending capacity has been compromised on the loan fund front, DLA Piper maintains a strong borrower-side offering to corporates as well as select private equity firms with Andy Kolacki`s departure from Mayer Brown International LLP in October 2021. As well as working for companies on their general financing needs, Mark Dwyer is also regularly briefed on their acquisition financing needs and has extensive experience in financing public takeovers of UK-listed companies. Toby Barker leads the leveraged finance offering in London and focuses on real estate mandates in this area. By focusing on its home market, Clyde & Co can also leverage its global network to support cross-border infrastructure projects. The practice is strongly active in the health sector and also deals with education, housing, transport and energy projects. Practice Manager Liz Jenkins is a name for large social infrastructure projects, while recently promoted partner Laura Coates advises consortia, funders, contractors and service providers on projects. Robert Meakin, another key practitioner on the team, focuses on energy, commercial and industrial development projects.
„Really strong personalities with a great knowledge of legal issues, but also of the whole sector.“ Paul Hastings LLP offers clients „excellent depth and breadth of knowledge combined with a highly collaborative approach.“ The firm`s Infrastructure and Energy practice is heavily involved in the financial, corporate and financial markets, managing a number of mandates for major international financial institutions and banks. Steven Bryan and Derwin Jenkinson jointly lead the team, with Bryan handling general affairs and Jenkinson recommended to fund work in the energy sector. Tamsin Doran is a key partner with experience in international mergers and acquisitions. „Great understanding of all aspects of project and P3 financing. Adaptable and innovative with new credit solutions. „Christian Charles is always a calm head (important in conflict situations!) and can think both strategically and legally. „Proven experience, well positioned to advise on all types of oil and gas projects.“ „Kirsti Massie provided a quick response with commercially and legally balanced advice.“ „Nicolai Sarad and Fernando Rodrigues have a lot of experience in infrastructure and energy projects. Not only are they very engaged during the process, but they also monitor the work of other team members to ensure it is delivered efficiently. What really sets Nick and Fernando apart is that they really care about the product of the work.
In other words, they don`t want to close the deal and move on to the next project. On the contrary, they make sure that the client is satisfied with the work and help with many other tasks once the work is completed. „Ballard Spahr provides excellent legal services at all stages of the public-private transportation project, from the development phase to the operational phase.