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Simmons & Simmons

CITYPOINT, ONE ROPEMAKER STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 9SS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work +44 20 7628 2020
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Fax +44 20 7628 2070
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12 LONDON CHANCERY
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www.simmons-simmons.com

Andrew Petry

Tel:
Work 020 7628 2020
Email:
Simmons & Simmons

Work Department

Projects.

Position

Andrew Petry is a partner in the projects team. He has a broad range of experience in the energy and infrastructure sectors, with particular emphasis on banking, project finance and PPPs in the PPP, renewables, waste, power, transport, accommodation and LNG sectors. Andrew’s clients are financiers, project sponsors, borrowers, public sector entities and infrastructure funds. Andrew advises on shari’ah-compliant financings and has a growing reputation for acting on alternative funding structures for projects.

Career

Trained Clifford Chance; qualified England 1992 and Hong Kong 1995; Baker & McKenzie, Hong Kong 1994-96; associate Freshfields, Hong Kong and London 1996-2001, partner Amsterdam and London 2001-08; partner Addleshaw Goddard, London 2008-2013.

Languages

German, Dutch.

Education

Reading School; Pembroke College, Oxford University (1988 Jurisprudence 2.1); College of Law, Chester (1989).

Leisure

Being a dad, rugby, history, running.


London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Simmons & Simmons covers an impressive range of matters in the infrastructure space. It provides counsel on matters such as M&A transactions and secondary trading; project finance and refinancing; and international PPPs. The team regularly acts as trusted adviser to governments and infrastructure funds, and it has noteworthy expertise in sectors such as rail and transport, defence and waste. Andrew Petry has particular experience in banking and project finance, while Juliet Reingold is a key contact for PPP-related issues. Patrick Wallace has longstanding experience, which also expands to assisting clients in privatisations, commercial contracts and trading, and regulatory matters. Iain Duncan is head of the department.

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Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

Within: Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

Simmons & Simmons regularly advises on acquisitions, development and financing of renewables projects, often as part of major platforms for developing large numbers of projects on similar terms. The group is particularly known for its experience in the African, European and UK renewables markets. Iain Duncan heads the UK energy, natural resources and infrastructure group; other key partners include 'strong deal leader' Andrew Petry and Patrick Wallace.

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Netherlands

Project finance and PFI

Within: Project finance and PFI

Simmons & Simmons offers 'a good combination of local (Benelux/Netherlands) and international (UK) experience' and 'in-depth knowledge and an efficient approach'. Luc Cohen heads the real estate and projects department and works with London-based finance specialist Andrew Petry along with Marieke Driessen and managing associate Andrea Chao. The team is advising German solar company PfalzSolar on various projects including financing matters and is also advising Eurus Energy Europe on the acquisition and development of an onshore wind farm which required corporate as well as finance advice.

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Legal Developments by:
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  • Failure to counter financial crime: Norwich Union Life

    In December 2007, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a fine of £1.26m on Norwich Union Life (part of the Aviva Group), one of the largest life insurance businesses in the UK with around seven million customers. The fine related to failures to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of financial crime. The fine is the latest confirmation of the emphasis being placed on protecting clients and customers from the threat of financial crime.
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