Clare Brewer > Ashfords LLP > Exeter, England > Lawyer Profile
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Construction & Infrastructure, Banking & Finance.
Partner in the Construction & Infrastructure Team. Clare is a project finance specialist with skills that cover both banking documentation and commercial contracts.
She has been in practice for over 20 years, the first 14 of them in London, mostly with Norton Rose. She is a project finance specialist with skills that cover both banking documentation and commercial contracts, in both a UK and an international context. Clare advises on a broad portfolio of projects, including advising local authorities, contractors and funders on project finance structures and outsourcings in many sectors, from PFI through to waste, accommodation and other infrastructure. She has a particular focus on waste projects and decentralised energy projects, including district heating networks.
Noted for its ‘very strong knowledge and practical working experience of the sector’, Ashfords LLP counts energy, waste and leisure amongst its core sectors. Project sponsors, lenders, and local authorities regularly seek out the practice’s expertise in regard to sustainability and decarbonisation projects. Brian Farrell heads the team, which is based across Exeter and Bristol, and specialises in the delivery and support of substantial energy generation and waste recourse management projects for both the public and private sector. Project finance and PFI transactions are part of Clare Brewer‘s advisory offering, while Mark Manning focuses on construction and infrastructure projects. Partner Jonathan Croley assists clients in the waste and energy sector and is praised for being ‘excellent at addressing difficult matters’. Carl Thompson, who fields extensive know-how in energy projects, joined the practice from Osborne Clarke LLP in early 2022.
Praised for being ‘very commercial and approachable’, Ashfords LLP’s banking and finance practice fields a ‘great team of professional and personable solicitors’. With offices in Exeter, Bristol, Taunton and Plymouth, the firm has a strong South West presence, complimented by its regular involvement in cross-border transactions. Practice head Rebecca Dury, transactional specialist Ed Hobbs, James Heath, who focuses on the property aspects of transactions, as well as project finance, energy and infrastructure finance expert Clare Brewer are the key names.
- Banking and finance - South West > Finance
- Energy, project finance and PFI - South West > Projects, energy and natural resources
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall
- Employment > Employment: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall
- Real estate > Environment
- Employment > Immigration
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Transport > Shipping
- Real estate > Social housing
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Finance > Banking and finance
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Real estate > Commercial property: Bristol
- Real estate > Commercial property: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall
- Real estate > Construction
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Employment > Employment: Bristol
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy, project finance and PFI
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Private client > Family
- Public sector > Health
- Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Public sector > Local government
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Real estate > Planning
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Bristol
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Bristol
- Employment > Health and safety
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment
- Insurance > Professional negligence