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Osborne Clarke

2 TEMPLE BACK EAST, TEMPLE QUAY, BRISTOL, BS1 6EG, ENGLAND
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Chris Wade

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

The 'extremely proactive and responsive' infrastructure lawyers at Osborne Clarke LLP 'are always working on the next thing and highlighting potential issues before they arise'. Chris Wade is based in Bristol and 'devotes a significant effort to understanding the business and the objectives of the transaction'; he recently teamed up with David North to advise Arlington Seaside as investor on the acquisition and debt financing of a portfolio of four student accommodation projects. On the energy front, James Watson represented Gas Power Developments in its acquisition and financing of gas peaking plant portfolio with merchant offtake support, and acted for John Laing Investments in its takeover and development of an onshore wind farm. Other key names to note include Andrew Normington , regulatory specialist Simon Hobday and financing expert Omar Al-Nuaimi . The team was recently bolstered by the arrival of construction litigator Rob Horne from Simmons & Simmons and Alistair Curzon from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP .

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South West: Projects, energy and natural resources

Project finance and PFI

Within: Project finance and PFI

Osborne Clarke¬†provides ‚Äėthe full range of advice required for a major project financing arrangement, including taxation, property, construction and debt financing‚Äô. With particular expertise in the renewables and student accommodation projects, the team is regularly involved in refinancing mature PFI and PPP projects, and is increasingly instructed by infrastructure funds. For example, Andrew Normington¬†and Simon Hancock¬†acted for Dutch Infrastructure Fund in relation to its acquisition and debt refinancing of three local infrastructure projects in the UK. Further, Normington advised a borrower on the financing of multiple energy storage projects and gas-fired generation projects. The team also advised John Laing Investments on a ¬£45m acquisition, development and refinancing of an onshore wind farm. Department head Chris Wade¬†assisted Arlington Seaside with the acquisition and simultaneous debt financing of a portfolio of student accommodation projects. Catherine Wolfenden¬†has expertise in UK and EU procurement law and Omar Al-Nuaimi¬†was involved in a number of project portfolio refinancings in 2017.

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