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Work 020 7456 2000
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Andrew Jones

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Work 020 7456 5892
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Linklaters Business Services

Work Department

Projects.

Position

Andrew is a partner in Linklaters’ projects group and one of the leaders of the firm’s Africa group. He regularly advises on developments, acquisitions and financings of project assets in Africa, other emerging markets and in Europe. He has particular expertise in the infrastructure/PPP and energy (both conventional and renewable) and natural resources sectors and regularly acts for banks, sponsors and Export Credit Agencies. Andrew led the team which advised the South African Government on its renewable energy IPP programme, led the team which advised the sponsors on the expansion financing of the Azito power station, Ivory Coast, led the team which advised the lenders to the Rotterdam World Gateway container terminal development, co-led the international team which advised RBS on its £3.9bn sale of project finance assets to BTMU and is currently advising on infrastructure and power projects in Angola, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Africa.

Career

Trainee solicitor Linklaters, London and New York 1992-94; assistant solicitor, London 1994-2003; partner 2003.

Languages

German, French, Spanish.

Education

Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge (1986-89); College of Law, London (1990-92).


Angola

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Linklaters is instructed in high-value, multi-jurisdictional transactions, where its clients include leading international banks and corporations. Andrew Jones is the global head of the Africa practice, and Francisco Ferraz de Carvalho leads the Lusophone Africa practice.

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Ghana

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Well known for its M&A and projects capabilities, Linklaters Business Services has a notable offering for Ghana-related work. In a recent highlight, Tom Shropshire advised Gold Fields on its joint venture with Asanko Gold; the transaction sees the companies incorporating a 50:50 joint venture company that will own the latter's 90% interest in the Asanko Gold Mine. Andrew Jones heads the Africa group; other contacts include corporate and private equity specialist Stuart Bedford and associate Kwaku Osei.

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London: Finance

Emerging markets

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Jones - 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

Mining and minerals

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Jones - Linklaters LLP

Within: Mining and minerals

Mining sits at the core of Linklaters LLP 's multi-disciplinary practice which advises the full gamut of clients under the joint leadership of Charles Jacobs , Toby Grimstone and David Avery-Gee . Longstanding client Glencore recently appointed the team to oversee its acquisition of 31% stake in Mutanda and 10.25% in Katanga from Fleurette Properties. Corporate partner James Inglis worked closely with allied firm Allens to handle Rio Tinto's sale of its Australian subsidiary Coal & Allied Industries to Yancoal, and Avery-Gee intervened in Newcrest regarding its subscription for 10% of the issued share capital in AIM-listed SolGold. On the financing side, Fiona Hobbs and head of the Africa group Andrew Jones oversaw the $2.73bn project financing for the construction and refurbishment of a 912km coal railway line through Mozambique and Malawi as well as the Nacala port in Mozambique to service the Vale and Mitsui mine on behalf of a group of investment and commercial banks.

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Morocco

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

The Africa practice at Linklaters Business Services, led by Andrew Jones, has a dedicated francophone African desk led by Bertrand Andriani and Paul Lignières in Paris. Andriani recently acted for a global bank in the financing of a large clean-coal power plant project, and assisted a consortium of lenders with the financing of the Jorf Lasfar IPP expansion.

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