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Holman Fenwick Willan

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Alistair Mackie

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Holman Fenwick Willan

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Energy and resources, infrastructure and commodities practice group.


Alistair is based in the London office, having previously spent five years in the Singapore office and is head of the firm’s energy and resources, infrastructure and commodities group. He has over 15 years of experience advising on infrastructure projects, particularly ports and terminals and has worked on a number of port projects in various jurisdictions, including China and South East Asia, the Middle East, West Africa and the Americas. His role is to advise private operators and investors, as well as governments in relation to concession modelling and negotiations, investment structures and the operation and development regimes. Alistair has worked on over 50 terminals worldwide inlcuding some of the major terminals and assists in relation to container, LNG, bulk and petroleum terminals as well as multi-port projects in a variety of different jurisdictions.


Articled DM MacKinnon & Co 1985-86; Lawford Kidd & Co 1986-89; qualified Scotland 1987; Holman Fenwick Willan 1989; qualified England and Wales 1991; partner 1996; transferred to the Singapore office 1998; returned to the London office 2003.


Law Society of Scotland.

London: Corporate and commercial

Commercial contracts

Within: Commercial contracts

Holman Fenwick Willan’s commercial practice is dominated by the transport, logistics and insurance sectors, where the firm has ‘the edge’ and ‘in-depth business knowledge’. It acts for some of the largest names in aviation, and non-transport clients include Marks and Spencer, Unilever and DHL. Key individuals include corporate and commercial head Alistair Mackie, and Craig Neame, head of logistics.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

Holman Fenwick Willan is a ‘go-to firm for oil and gas-related maritime matters’, with ‘practically minded, no-nonsense’ partners Paul Dean and Alistair Mackie recommended. The highly regarded Diana France advised a major NOC on a range of commercial matters, including a joint tender for various Middle East projects. Mackie’s team was significantly strengthened on the upstream side by the hire of Jayson Marks, who joined as partner from Pinsent Masons LLP.

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