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Hogan Lovells International LLP

Work Department

Infrastructure, Energy, Resources, and Projects (IERP)


Partner & Member of the Global Board


Adrian Walker helps his clients use the law to build a better more sustainable world Adrian focuses on global “game-changing” and “First Of A Kind” projects that have the greatest impact. He is a specialist in project development, improving public services sustainability and social impact, and is recognized for his work in infrastructure, projects, emerging markets, mining and minerals, power, rail. He has unique expertise in the nuclear and defence sectors. He is a frequent adviser to global governments, debt, and equity as well as the social enterprise sector.

With over 30 years experience Adrian is a founder of the Infrastructure and Projects practice, co-leader of the firm’s Social Impact and Business Integrity groups, and is a former member of the World Economic Forum’s Social Innovation Council. Adrian’s work includes advising on risk structuring, bid submission, and negotiation, together with risk management on ongoing projects.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Construction: non-contentious

Hogan Lovells International LLP advises a full range of clients on construction matters, including government entities, developers, contractors, manufacturers, and consultants. The practice is active in a variety of construction-related sectors, and is well known for its expertise in power, energy, transport, process plant, and infrastructure matters. Gillian Thomas heads the non-contentious construction and engineering practice, advising on a number of high-profile development projects and regeneration schemes in the UK. The team is bolstered by Adrian Walker and Jeremy Brittenden, both of whom have considerable experience of advising on private and public sector infrastructure projects. Malcolm Parry focuses on first-of-a-kind projects and nuclear power matters.

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

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Hogan Lovells International LLP brings together lawyers from its banking, infrastructure, energy, resources, projects, litigation, capital markets, restructuring and corporate teams to provide a wealth of experience in emerging markets. Banking partner Andrew Taylor oversees the firm’s emerging markets work, and he frequently acts for banks, national and multilateral DFIs, governments and corporates. Andrew Carey has extensive experience in international debt offerings, including securities programmes, corporate, and sovereign bonds. Adrian Walker, who leads the firm’s ESG group, is a key partner in the infrastructure, energy, resources and projects practice, and is a regular adviser on projects in Africa. Mining and power projects specialist Arun Velusami and global head of oil, gas and LNG Ben Sulaiman also play key roles in emerging markets work.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Mining and minerals

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a strong focus on contentious matters in the mining sector and advises on some very high-profile cases, including the representation of ENRC in relation to the investigation brought against it by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). On the non-contentious side, it acts for clients on ESG matters, financing and M&A. Adrian Walker heads the team with over 25 years’ experience in mining, infrastructure and construction mandates, while Arun Velusami brings experience in mining and power projects, with a focus on the African continent.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure

Hogan Lovells International LLP offers clients ‘excellent sector knowledge and experience’ and is active in traditional sectors, including rail, water and social infrastructure, as well as in new and developing areas, such as digital infrastructure, energy transition, green and sustainable finance matters. With a strong international network, the firm is well placed to handle cross-border mandates and has a good track record on the African continent. Practice head Philip Robb handles infrastructure, energy and project financing work, as well as refinancings and acquisitions, while Andrew Gallagher’s broad experience includes transport, waste-to-energy, digital and social infrastructure projects. Philip Brown is a key name for M&A, alongside Florian Agnel, who also handles secondary markets and project development work. Adrian Walker is leader of the firm’s ESG practice and is a key name for infrastructure, energy, resources and projects matters.