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Ian Andrews

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Ian Co-heads the Infrastructure & transport sector at Linklaters. He has been involved with the infrastructure practice for over 25 years and has advised sponsors and funders on infrastructure financings and acquisitions in almost every country in Europe.

His recent experience includes advising Borealis Infrastructure and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP) on the sale of HS1 and the original £2.1 billion purchase; AIMCO, Borealis Infrastructure, Ontario Teachers and Wren House on their successful acquisition of London City Airport (European M&A deal of the year, Infrastructure Journal Awards 2017); funders on the purchase of National grid’s UK gas distribution business (NGGD) (the biggest ever energy infrastructure deal); the refinancing of Budapest Airport’s debt package and bond financing following the successful €1.3bn refinancing three years ago, on which Ian also advised (European airport deal of the year, PFI Awards 2015); the private shareholders on the extension of the concession for Athens Airport and the potential further privatisation by the Greek State; funders on the acquisition by Chinese investors of Urbaser SA in Spain; Public Sector Pensions (PSP) on their acquisition of Hochtief Airport, with interests in Athens, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Sydney and Tirana Airports; Borealis Infrastructure, AP1, AP3 and Folksam on their €6.6bn acquisition of Fortum Distribution in Sweden (now Ellevio), the largest ever Nordic infrastructure acquisition (European M&A deal of the year, Project Finance International Awards 2015) and Allianz and Borealis Infrastructure on acquisition of Net4Gas.


Assistant solicitor Freshfields, London 1991-96; equity partner (elected 1997) Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann, Frankfurt 1996-98; assistant solicitor Linklaters, London 1998-2000; partner since 2000 (in Berlin from 2001-03).


English, French, German, Greek.


Merton College, Oxford (1986); College of Law, Chester (1987).

London: Finance

Emerging markets

Within: Leading individuals

Ian Andrews - Linklaters LLP

Within: Emerging markets

Linklaters LLP¬†has one of the premier finance practices in London and frequently acts for banks, corporates, funds and governments in their financing, hedging and investment activities. From London, it handles work in Africa, the CEE, China, India, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, Southeast Asia and Turkey. It is a leading player in¬†debt capital markets transactions in emerging markets, though trade and project finance are also among its major strengths. Last year, it acted for lenders including African Development Bank, International Finance Corporation and¬†Japan Bank for International Cooperation on the $5bn financing of the Nacala Corridor project, a 900km rail and port development in Malawi and Mozambique backed by mining company Vale to transport coal from its mines to overseas markets. Head of the firm‚Äôs Africa group¬†Andrew Jones¬†led that deal. Another key deal in Mozambique was the $5bn financing of the¬†Coral South floating liquefied natural gas project, in which¬†Daniel Tyrer¬†led a team acting for the sponsors. He is also¬†head of the CIS group¬†is a leading light for oil and gas¬†project finance across EMEA.¬†Mirthe Van Kesteren¬†leads the emerging markets banking and structured trade finance practice in London, which has a deep bench of experienced partners including transport,¬†utilities and infrastructure¬†expert¬†Ian Andrews;¬†US securities partners¬†Cecil Quillen¬†and¬†Patrick Sheil, who handle both for debt and equity transactions; senior partner and mining industry expert¬†Charlie Jacobs; capital markets partners¬†Richard O‚ÄôCallaghan, who advised the Republic of Slovenia on a ‚ā¨1.25bn tender and exchange offer for outstanding debt, and¬†Elaine Keats; and¬†banking partner¬†Toby Grimstone.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Leading individuals

Ian Andrews - Linklaters LLP

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Known to clients as a 'strong lender-side adviser', Linklaters LLP represents an impressive client roster including names such as Macquarie, Allianz, First State and IFM. The team provides a full-service offering across the entire project life cycle and recently oversaw high-profile brown field M&A transactions. Jessamy Gallagher and Roger Barron (the latter now with Paul Hastings LLP ) acted for National Grid in the hive-out and sale of its gas distribution business to NGGD, a holding company formed specifically to own the business after the transaction. In the transport sector, Ian Andrews advised the Ontario Teachers' pension plan and Borealis on the sale of the HS1 group, and a consortium of investors appointed the group to oversee its £2bn acquisition of London City Airport. Stuart Rowson who recently assisted APG and ATP in their takeover of assets owned by infrastructure fund EISER including Belfast City Airport and the East Surrey pipelines.

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London: Transport


Within: Rail

Linklaters LLP handles a range of rail sector corporate, finance, real estate and regulatory matters for sponsors, lenders, rolling stock companies and government clients. Headline work includes advising the lenders on the $2.73bn project financing of the $4bn construction of the Nacala Corridor Rail and Port project in Mozambique and Malawi; and advising the lenders to the bidders on the £3bn acquisition of HS1 for a joint venture managed by InfraRed Capital Partners.  Fiona Hobbs and Charlotte Morgan lead the team, while Stuart Rowson, Ian Andrews, consultant partner Bruce White, and Jessamy Gallagher are also noted.

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