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Hogan Lovells International LLP

Work Department

Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects




Described in Legal 500 as ‘superb at complex contracts’, Charles Ford, advises governments, funders and developers addressing the infrastructure needs of the future.

Charles works on the development of public private partnership and regulatory based infrastructure models as well as acquisitions and disposals of infrastructure investments. In addition, Charles works on fund establishment and co-investments and alliancing in the sector.

Particular areas of recent focus for Charles have been mega transport projects as well as renewable energy projects, water, and economically regulated infrastructure models.


French, Spanish


The Law Society


LL.B.,  University of Southampton; LPC at the College of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Water

(Next Generation Partners)

Charles FordHogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s multi-faceted energy and natural resources group provides clients with a full service offering, covering issues from project financing to regulatory matters. It also advises clients on international water project development and transactions. Charles Ford leads the team and assists a number of national clients with regulatory, project finance and structuring matters. Joint team head Sarah Shaw is an M&A specialist. Julian Craughan is recommended for structured finance and capital market transactions, both domestically and across Europe.

London > Transport > Aviation

The aviation practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP advises on the regulation of the industry and the development, financing and acquisition of airports in addition to competition matters affecting airlines. The firm is also specialised in defence and ITAR regulation matters. Infrastructure finance expert Andrew Gallagher co-heads the team with Charles Ford who has a strong presence in the airports sector and recently worked on various acquisitions throughout Europe.

London > Transport > Rail

(Rising stars)

Charles Ford Hogan Lovells International LLP

Practice head at Hogan Lovells International LLP is counsel Charles Ford who has a strong presence in the rail sector. Ford has been heavily involved in some recent developments in the rail industry such as the Government’s rail reform agenda and the sector’s Covid response. The group has advised on some major projects in the UK and it has also been active on some large and important projects in Europe recently. The team is able to utilise the firm’s international network of offices to assist on some key rail matters globally. Andrew Gallagher continues to advise lenders, sponsors and borrowers on a variety of rail projects.

London > Finance > Transport finance and leasing

Drawing upon ‘a global view of the aviation industry’, which is informed by a significant deal flow out of London for a balanced mix of banks, lessors and airlines, Hogan Lovells International LLP is well-positioned to ‘capture and anticipate potential concerns for the benefit of the client’. This degree of foresight and market knowledge has recently been brought into stark focus for clients engaged in restructurings and deferrals; in this regard, the ‘outstanding’ Richard Goss has been particularly busy for his lessor clients, which are appreciative of his ability to deliver ‘simple solutions to complex problems, and to provide different options’. Team head Robert Fugard has a ‘focused and constructive approach to negotiation and drafting’, traits which were recently highlighted in his high profile work for Norwegian Air Shuttle on its successful innsolvency process. Outside of aviation, ‘exceptional’ senior consultant Shalini Bhuchar has experience advising on commercial and super yacht financing, and counsel Charles Ford is noted for his rail work.