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DWF

BRIDGEWATER PLACE, WATER LANE, LEEDS, LS11 5DY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 261 6000
Fax:
Fax 0870 094 0939
Email:
Web:
www.dwf.law

Andrew Symms

Tel:
Work +44 (0)113 261 6180
Email:
DWF

Work Department

I am a partner in our Construction, Infrastructure and Projects Group as well as Head of Nuclear and Biomass and Head of Energy and Industrials.

Position

Partner

Career

As well as managing the Energy and Industrials team I specialise in construction and infrastructure, engineering, nuclear energy and oil and gas.


North West: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy

Within: Energy

DWF houses ‘experienced, specialist lawyers’ with expertise spanning electricity, oil, gas, water and renewables, as well as nuclear work. Clients include Horizon Nuclear Power, ScottishPower Group, United Utilities, Yingli Green Energy Europe and Vensys. Energy and industrials team head Andrew Symms splits his time between the Manchester and Leeds offices and has ‘an outstanding breadth and depth of knowledge’. Clients also single out Catherine Haslam, who is experienced in real estate matters, and leads on solar projects; litigator Steve Morris, who leads the water department; director Christian Hellmund, who heads the bioenergy and wind team and is based across the Manchester and Leeds offices; nuclear team head Simon Stuttaford, who ‘has strong industry knowledge’ and splits his time between Manchester and Birmingham; Michael Mousdale, who is recommended for procurement matters in the energy sector; and Jonathan Branton, who is noted for EU and competition work. Chris White recently left the firm.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

DWF is known for its expertise in energy and infrastructure projects, and advises suppliers and purchasers, as well as having strengths in high-value contentious process engineering work in the energy and chemicals sectors. Team head Andrew Symms and senior associate Christian Hellmund have notable renewables expertise and act for several German clients. Other work includes handling EPC contracts and framework agreements for South Staffordshire Water; managing framework agreements for Whitbread, which includes advising on forward funding deals; and assisting Discovery Park with the construction of a biomass-fired combined heat and power plant. Other clients include ScottishPower, Babcock International, Doosan Power Systems and Vensys Energy.

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