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Stuart Rowson is a leading infrastructure partner and he led the Linklaters’ teams on the financings of the acquisition of Eversholt Rail, the M25 road-widening project, the acquisition of a major interest in the Norwegian Gassled business, the acquisition of Northumbrian Water plc, and the acquisition of Vattenfall’s Finnish distribution businesses. Stuart has also advised on the acquisition and subsequent disposal of Cambridge Water and on a number of portfolio sales. He is currently advising the sponsors on the financing of the Thameslink project.


Trainee solicitor Linklaters, London 1990-92; associate project finance department 1992-2001; partner energy and infrastructure department 2001 to date.


Lincoln College, Oxford (1988 Jurisprudence); Law Society Finals (1990).

London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Leading individuals

Stuart Rowson - Linklaters LLP

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Known to clients as a 'strong lender-side adviser', Linklaters LLP represents an impressive client roster including names such as Macquarie, Allianz, First State and IFM. The team provides a full-service offering across the entire project life cycle and recently oversaw high-profile brown field M&A transactions. Jessamy Gallagher and Roger Barron (the latter now with Paul Hastings LLP ) acted for National Grid in the hive-out and sale of its gas distribution business to NGGD, a holding company formed specifically to own the business after the transaction. In the transport sector, Ian Andrews advised the Ontario Teachers' pension plan and Borealis on the sale of the HS1 group, and a consortium of investors appointed the group to oversee its £2bn acquisition of London City Airport. Stuart Rowson who recently assisted APG and ATP in their takeover of assets owned by infrastructure fund EISER including Belfast City Airport and the East Surrey pipelines.

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London: Transport


Within: Rail

Linklaters LLP handles a range of rail sector corporate, finance, real estate and regulatory matters for sponsors, lenders, rolling stock companies and government clients. Headline work includes advising the lenders on the $2.73bn project financing of the $4bn construction of the Nacala Corridor Rail and Port project in Mozambique and Malawi; and advising the lenders to the bidders on the £3bn acquisition of HS1 for a joint venture managed by InfraRed Capital Partners.  Fiona Hobbs and Charlotte Morgan lead the team, while Stuart Rowson, Ian Andrews, consultant partner Bruce White, and Jessamy Gallagher are also noted.

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