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Addleshaw Goddard

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Andrew Pettinger

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Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Infrastructure, finance and projects.


Specialises in commercial and corporate work of all types involving the public and private sector, including outsourcing, efficiency initiatives, shared services arrangements, collaborative frameworks, PFI, NHS, LIFT, joint ventures, regeneration and central government initiatives. Particular experience in the health, education, social care, housing, regeneration and transport sectors. He acts for the public sector, the private sector and financial institutions. He has an expertise in public procurement and data protection law.


Trained Slater Heelis, Manchester; qualified 1995; assistant solicitor in corporate finance, Addleshaw Sons & Latham and Addleshaw Booth & Co 1995-2001; assistant solicitor in projects, Addleshaw Booth & Co and Addleshaw Goddard 2001-04; partner Addleshaw Goddard 2004.


French (basic).


Pocklington School, York; University of Manchester (BA Hons 2(1)); Manchester Metropolitan University (PE – pass; Law Society Finals – pass).


Cricket, reading, piano, guitar, food, wine, being a dad.

London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Addleshaw Goddard recently expanded the breadth of its infrastructure practice through the addition of energy infrastructure specialist Paul Minto in Edinburgh. The group's recent work for the Department of Transport under the leadership of Leeds-based Paul Hirst regarding its new franchise combining the current InterCity West Coast with the incoming HS2 service is a good example of its strong presence in the rail transport sector. In the social infrastructure space, Matthew Newing led the advice to a consortium as development partner for a pathfinder project for the Department of Health which will lead to the development of two new hospitals in Kingston and Tooting. David Hartley acts for SPV and asset management service Imagile in all aspects of its PFI and PPP project portfolio, including negotiation settlement arrangements and overseeing major variations to ongoing projects. The 'pragmatic and creative' Michael O’Connor leads the team and is also a name to note alongside Jacqui Langley-White and Andrew Pettinger .

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London: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

Addleshaw Goddard 'has an excellent reputation, particularly for local government and energy-related work' according to a source. The specialists in the team are located in Manchester, Leeds and London and they are supported by the larger group on areas such as projects, healthcare, real estate and litigation. It advises on financial matters such as borrowing and investments, major outsourcing, PPPs and PFIs and contentious procurement cases. It assisted Stoke City Council on a proposed variation and refinancing of its pathfinder street lighting PFI Scheme and also advised Transport for Greater Manchester in establishing a highways shared services arrangement with three Greater Manchester local authorities. Michael O’Connor  and Andrew Pettinger  lead the team and Richard Goodfellow is another key member.

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North West: Projects, energy and natural resources

Project finance and PFI

Within: Project finance and PFI

Addleshaw Goddard acts for private and public sector clients, as well as lenders and borrowers on project finance, PPP and PFI matters. The healthcare sector is a particular area of focus and the team advised The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust on a £100m cancer centre in Liverpool city centre, which included the establishment of a strategic partnership with PropCare. Elsewhere, the team advised Leeds City Council on the promotion and procurement of a £30m district heating scheme in Leeds, advised Wakefield City Council on a variation to its street lighting PFI agreement with an Amey and advised Stoke City Council in relation to a proposed variation and refinancing of its pathfinder street lighting PFI scheme. The transport, renewables, housing, care, technology and education sectors are also key areas of focus for the team. Legal director Rob Thompson handles a range of energy, infrastructure, and PPP projects and is particularly experienced in waste-sector mandates. Andrew Pettinger, who operates across the Manchester and Leeds offices, acts for public and private sector clients on regeneration, PPP and PFI projects. Michael O’Connor leads the national infrastructure, projects and energy group and is experienced across public, private and project finance transactions across the healthcare and transport sectors. Managing associates Stephanie Townley and Philip Dupres are active on a range of local government projects, as is associate David Hopkins.

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North West: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

Michael O’Connor  leads the firm’s national infrastructure, projects and energy group at Addleshaw Goddard and regularly advises on transactions for and opposite local government. Andrew Pettinger is recommended for his work on a wide range of commercial transactions for local government. The team has a first-rate reputation for its work on outsourcing and partnership deals and for defending local government in high value procurement claims. Other areas of expertise include its work on renewable projects for local governments many of which involve a mix of public and private sector finance. The team was appointed to advise Stoke City Council on a proposed variation and refinancing of its pathfinder street lighting PFI Scheme. Significantly the team had originally advised on this in 2002/2003. In another significant matter the team advised Transport for Greater Manchester on establishing a highways shared services arrangement with three Greater Manchester local authorities. Under this agreement the client plans to host a core team that provides technical services to each local authority.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

The infrastructure, projects and energy practice at Addleshaw Goddard provides 'quality work and an effective service' to its local government clients with 'experienced and commercially astute support'. The Leeds-based  Andrew Pettinger  jointly heads the practice withMichael O'Connor in Manchester. Pettinger is leading a team acting for Leeds City Council on the procurement of a district heating scheme, including advising on state aid, procurement, corporate, joint venture and general commercial aspects. In another work highlight, the team was instructed by Transport for Greater Manchester in establishing a highways shared services arrangement with three Greater Manchester local authorities. Highlighted for 'providing good strategic oversight', John Emerton acted for the Council of the City of Salford on a review of cladding systems of tower blocks and a significant remediation programme to ensure compliance with fire safety requirements. 'Highly regarded' managing associate Stephanie Townley is also recommended.

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