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Mark Nuttall

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Capital markets and structured finance.


Mark is a finance partner with a focus on infrastructure and utilities who also leads the firm’s social finance practice and is developing the firm’s blockchain expertise, with an emphasis on smart bonds.

His finance expertise covers public capital markets, including whole-business securitisations, as well as banking and private finance, derivatives and direct financing. Mark has a specific water, energy and regulatory finance practice, and advises many of the largest water and energy companies in the UK, as well as regulated companies across Europe. This included advising National Grid in respect of their £12bn disposal of Cadent, and Thames Water in respect the structuring and implementation of the £4.7bn Thames Tideway Tunnel project. As part of this practice Mark has advised on the majority of headline infrastructure and utilities disposals, acquisitions, financings and re-financings in both the UK and Europe in recent years.


Linklaters trainee solicitor 2001-03, associate 2003-08, managing associate 2008-12, partner 2012 to date.




Law Society.

Mark is a member of xDTM Standard Association, a non-profit consortium of more than 300 companies and government entities formed to generate and manage standards related to Digital transaction management.


Queens' College, Cambridge.


Mark leads Linklaters’ award-winning social finance and pro bono practice, which specialises in social impact bonds, supra-national social financings and innovative ways of raising funds for charities. Mark has led on a number of charity bond programmes, including the Retail Charity Bond which was on the first LSE-listed retail charity bond platform, and also won the American Lawyer award of Global Pro Bono Deal of the Year, 2015.

He has also led on a £20m charity bond for Scope, and advised the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council on the establishment of a Commonwealth-wide environmental projects funding scheme.

London: Projects, energy and natural resources


Within: Water

The water offering at Linklaters LLP covers the full gamut of corporate and M&A, financing, regulatory and competition issues in the sector. Reza Taylor was recently promoted to partner within the finance department and is part of the team advising each of the seven securitised UK water companies on CayCo onshoring, which involves the replacement of Cayman-incorporated companies in their finance groups with English companies. Also a finance expert, Mark Nuttall recently teamed up with managing associate Elisabeth Johnson to counsel Thames Water with regards to its debut issuance into the Canadian bond market. Significant recent corporate highlights include assisting 3i Infrastructure with the sale of its stake in Anglian Water to a consortium of Dalmore Capital and GLIL Infrastructure, and the sale of Southern Water's non-household retail business to Business Stream - a subsidiary of Scottish Water. Julian Davies heads the practice while Michael Cutting leads the regulatory advice.

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