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Martin McCann

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Ghana

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Norton Rose Fulbright’s group is a popular choice for clients in the energy, infrastructure, mining and financial services sectors. Daniel Metcalfe advised Ecobank Ghana as the lender on various matters regarding the development and refurbishment of the Ghanaian airport network. Bayo Odubeko assisted Development Partners International with the sale of its 27% stake in CAL Bank. London-based trio Martin McCann, Andrew Buisson and senior associate Lisa Koch are the key names.

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London: Finance

Emerging markets

Within: Leading individuals

Martin McCann - Norton Rose Fulbright

Within: Emerging markets

Norton Rose Fulbright excels in handling a broad range of practice areas that put in a prominent position to handle high-value emerging markets transactions from London. Its strengths in trade finance, Islamic finance, infrastructure, mining, commodities, agribusiness and energy, and its in-depth local knowledge in developing markets sees it involved in transactions in Africa, Central and South East Asia and Eastern Europe. Since its merger with Chadbourne & Parke, the London office has also been increasingly involved in deals in Latin America. Charles Whitney specialises in oil and gas, power and renewable energy project financings involving export credit agencies and multilateral financial institutions, notably in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. He advised the lenders on combined financings of $2.5bn for the the Southern Corridor Gas project, which includes the Shah Deniz gas field and TANAsP and TAP pipelines. Martin McCann is the firm’s global head of business and his finance practice is exclusively focused on emerging markets. Trade finance expert Nicholas (Nick) Grandage acted for trading house Louis Dreyfus in a financing package provided by Société Générale and Standard Chartered Bank as part of its disposal of businesses in nine African countries. Head of the firm's financial institution international business group Christopher (Chris) Brown, projects partner Mark Berry, who specialises in EPC and EPCM contracts, structured finance specialist Andrew Wood, finance partners Daniel Metcalfe and Madhavi Gosavi, mining and minerals specialist Raj Karia and Middle East and EMEA power projects specialist Chris Down all play key roles in the practice. Senior associate Daniel Giemajner, who handles cross-border project financings and other structured finance transactions in Africa, is a rising star.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Leading individuals

Martin McCann - Norton Rose Fulbright

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Norton Rose Fulbright recently enhanced its capabilities in the infrastructure, energy and project finance sectors through its combination with Chardbourne Parke, which boasted a strong presence in the New York, Washington DC and Latin American markets. On the international front, Martin McCann is currently leading the advice to Yara Dallol with regards to the development of its new potash mine in Ethiopia and associated port terminal in Djibouti, while Chris Down is assisting Marubeni and JinkoSolar with the financing and development of the Sweihan solar PV in the UAE. Recent domestic social infrastructure mandates include Matthew Hardwick 's work on the East Slope student accommodation project which will provide and maintain of over 2000 units at the University of Sussex's Falmer campus, and the Meadows development at the University of Essex. Christopher (Chris) Brown leads the firm's financial institutional business group and is a key contact alongside Andrew Buisson and Daniel Metcalfe .

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Mining and minerals

Within: Leading individuals

Martin McCann - Norton Rose Fulbright

Within: Mining and minerals

Described simply as 'the best' by one client, the 'excellent' mining and minerals team at Norton Rose Fulbright advised CBG on the expansion of its Sangaredi bauxite mine in western Guinea which involves the construction of additional rail and port infrastructure. Global practice head Martin McCann acted for Yara in the financing and development of their new potash mine in Ethiopia and the associated port terminal in Djibouti. On the banking side, the client-recommended Simon FT Cox handled the issuance of guaranteed notes on behalf of longstanding client Petropavlosk to raise funds for the refinancing of loans provided pursuant to its banking facilities. Holly Stebbing is also a key name to note alongside corporate practice head Raj Karia , projects specialist Mark Berry and dispute resolution expert Neil O’May.

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