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Squire Patton Boggs

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136546 Bishopgate 2

John Danahy

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Squire Patton Boggs

Work Department

Real Estate



London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Squire Patton Boggs significantly enhanced its offering with the hire of the 'realistic, commercial and trustworthy' Nick Helm in Manchester from DLA Piper UK LLP and Ian Wood , Rinku Bhadoria and real estate specialist John Danahy in London from King & Wood Mallesons. The team 'is more than willing to go out of its way to get things done' and is one client's 'first port of call for energy and accommodation projects'. The 'very approachable and extremely well-connected' Robin Baillie  teamed up with Philippa Chadwick to lead the advice to Nu-Energy on the delivery of twelve 10MW waste-to-energy plants. In other highlights, the department handled the disposal of an interest in a school building programme, and the Leeds-based James Duckworth is currently assisting a Middle Eastern government with the development of a PPP model for the implementation of a social infrastructure project. Neil Upton , Andrew Herring and Rachel Orton are also recommended by clients. Henry Davey joined the practice as a consultant from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP .

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Power (including electricity and renewables)

Within: Power (including electricity and renewables)

Squire Patton Boggs continued to expand upon its energy and natural resources offering in London with the hire of Ian Wood and Rinku Bhadoria from King & Wood Mallesons, Henry Davey from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and Peter Wright from Simmons & Simmons . Currently spearheaded by Neil Upton , the team continues to advise the government of Fiji on the establishment of a legal and regulatory framework to enable the corporatisation of the Fiji Electricity Authority, and Calon Energy instructed the group to oversee the development of the Willington green field combined cycle and gas turbine project. In further highlights, Robin Baillie , Trevor Ingle and Leeds-based Matthew Mulqueen are currently assisting Equitix with the equity financing of a new UK energy recovery facility in Warwickshire, and John Danahy is part of the team intervening in the establishment of a portfolio of utility-scale battery storage facilities on behalf of the Volta Energy group. Legal director Sushma Maharaj is also a key name to note.

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London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Squire Patton Boggs specialises in property investment work and is instructed by a variety of private and institutional investors. Patrick Ryan, who has experience in investment and development work, advised Evans Randall on the purchase of a pre-let office block in London, and also assisted LaSalle with the purchase of a multi-let retail and residential property. Ryan also acts for AXA in relation to the funding and development aspects of various office, retail and mixed-use projects. Gary Paddison is regularly instructed in investment mandates including strategic portfolio sales and acquisitions, and Rachel Orton has a wide-ranging corporate real estate and property finance practice. Also recommended are John Danahy, who handles strategic portfolio management transactions, and Michael Shaw, who heads the practice group and has particular expertise in inbound investment mandates from China and East Asia.

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