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Addleshaw Goddard LLP stands out for its ‘good client service’ and ‘in-depth PFI knowledge’. Highlights included advising The Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust on the construction of a £25m laboratory, and assisting the Treasury with its equity interests in the Priority Schools Building Programme. Team head Michael O’Connor is ‘practical and commercial’.

Noted for its ‘good industry knowledge’, DLA Piper UK LLP’s practice is advising the Welsh Government and various procuring authorities on the Welsh NPD Programme, and is assisting a consortium led by Galliford Try on the North East batch of the Priority Schools Building Programme. It is also acting for The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International, and Talanx Asset Management on the Irish Courts PPP project. Key figures include ‘excellent’ team head Liam Cowell, Nick Helm, who is ‘an effective relationship builder and works collaboratively’, Andrew S. Davies, Darren Walsh and consultant Nigel Proctor.

Pinsent Masons LLP advised the EPC contractor on a $1.7bn railway project in Ethiopia, and acted for the Cayman Islands government on the structuring of new procurement models for its infrastructure investments. Graham Alty, Scot Morrison and Mark Job are all recommended. Chris Hallam joined Nabarro LLP in March 2016.

The ‘responsive’ team at Eversheds LLP includes Jackie Heeds, who specialises in PFI and PPP work. It is acting on the Metrolink PPP Project for Transport for Greater Manchester. Kuljeet Gill is also active in this area.

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