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Browne Jacobson LLP’s Nottingham team cooperates closely with the London office to assist clients in the private and public sectors. Work for the government and local authorities spans drafting the procurement documents and conducting risk assessment through to finalising the bidding process and negotiating with the bidders. Craig Elder is deeply involved in the procurement and commissioning activities for London Borough of Enfield; he also guided Nottinghamshire County Council through the procurement process for operating Rufford Abbey Country Park from inception to completion. Other highlights included assisting Cheshire East Council with the tender process for the development of Royal Arcade in Crewe. Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, Worcestershire County Council and the National Audit Office are also clients. Practice head Richard Barlow and Peter Ware are also recommended.

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s lawyers in Nottingham benefit from the firm’s national and international presence, and as such act for investors and authorities on public and private partnership (PPP) projects across the UK and abroad. Associate Sophie Leadley was part of the team assisting the PPP Office of Bangladesh with the delivery of its projects, including the Bangladesh Air Traffic Management Upgrade Programme for the provision of operational systems at Hazrat Sharjalal International Airport. Leadley also led a team assisting the International Finance Corporation in its capacity of a transaction advisor to the Liberian Ministry of Health regarding the procurement aspects of the construction of new medical facility as part of a government programme aimed at enhancing the medical laboratory and imaging services in Liberia.

Prospect Law Ltd’s group specialises in contentious and non-contentious matters related to nuclear energy and waste management as well as other forms of clean energy including wind and solar photovoltaic. Jonathan Leech, who splits his time between Derby and London, advised a joint venture in the energy sector on distribution contracts, while practice head Edward de la Billiere assisted a client with matters pertaining to the storage and transport of radioactive waste in the UK. Edmund Robb and Jonathan Green are other names to note. UK Power Reserve, Countryside Renewables, Longcliffe Quarries, Lark Energy and London Borough of Brent are clients. UK Nuclear Waste Management was a new client win.

Led by Jim Carter, the team at Nelsons Solicitors Limited assists energy companies with the development of new sites and provides them with ongoing advice regarding their operations across the country. Highlights included handling several site acquisitions and securing energy supply agreements for a leading clean tech power provider. Martin Jinks in Derby is also recommended.

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