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Ian Andrews

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Energy and infrastructure.


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 London's most prestigious banking and finance practices and acts for a stellar roster of banks, corporates, funds and governments in their financing, hedging and investment activities. The London practice handles work in Africa, the CEE, China, India, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, Southeast Asia and Turkey. Banking and debt capital markets are key practice areas, and the firm counts development finance institutions such as African Development Bank and International Finance Corporation among its clients. Among the firm's many standout partners are Ian Andrews who advises sponsors, funders and public bodies on infrastructure financings; projects partner Andrew Jones, who leads the firm's Africa Group; Mirthe Van Kesteren, who leads the emerging markets banking and structured trade finance practice in London and co-heads the firm's CIS desk; and head of the head of the global energy and infrastructure practice Daniel Tyrer. The firm also has strong US securities law capability in Cecil Quillen. Debt specialists Richard Levy and Elaine Keats are also recommended.

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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)

Linklaters LLP enjoys a stellar reputation in the infrastructure area. It is a go-to firm for a variety of clients, such as infrastructure funds and private equity houses but also public entities, on matters including project finance and construction, acquisitions, refinancings and disposals. The team is jointly led by Ian Andrews, who is well versed in secondary infrastructure deals,  Jessamy Gallagher, who specialises in acquisitions in the infrastructure and energy sector, and Stuart Rowson, who is a key contact in financings.

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