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At Ashfords LLP, ‘outstanding projects lawyer’ Mark Northey led the team acting for O-Gen Plymtrek on the refinancing and repowering of a 4MW biomass energy plant; Northey also assisted Welland Bio Power with the construction and operation of a new renewable energy facility. Elizabeth Gibson heads the practice and advises public sector clients on complex outsourcing and services projects.

For some, Burges Salmon LLP is ‘the market leader in renewable energy project finance’. Nathan Curtis advised specialist investment advisory firm Gravis Capital Partners on the UK’s first large-scale refinancing in the anaerobic digestion sector. In another highlight, the team advised NDA on the procurement and subsequent consolidation phase for the £6bn contract for the decommissioning of 12 Magnox nuclear power stations.

Michelmores LLP is known for handling high-profile transactions primarily in the social infrastructure space, and the team has experience in acting for project companies and equity investors. Carol McCormack and Ben Hogan are the key contacts.

Osborne Clarke advises on PFI and PPP projects for clients such as EE, Balfour Beatty Investments and InfraRed. Chris Wade and Simon Hancock are ‘very knowledgeable and responsive’.

Sharon Renouf at Bevan Brittan LLP specialises in advising on healthcare PFI procurement.

Giles Taylor’s team at DAC Beachcroft LLP handled a number of refinancing of PFI projects for local councils, and assisted a range of NHS Trusts on an energy management scheme.

Veale Wasbrough Vizards’ procurement team focuses on advising its firm-wide educational institution and local government clients. David Hansom has experience in managing procurement challenges at EU and domestic levels.

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