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Squire Patton Boggs

James Duckworth

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Squire Patton Boggs

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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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Yorkshire and the Humber: Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI)


Within: Leading individuals

James Duckworth - Squire Patton Boggs

Within: Energy

Squire Patton Boggs‚Äô ‚Äėindustry knowledge and quality of delivery is second to none‚Äô with advice that is ‚Äėincredibly client focused and thoroughly researched‚Äô. Richard Glover¬†and James Duckworth¬†jointly lead the group; Glover is a key name for planning advice and Duckworth (who splits his time between Leeds and Dubai) handles major energy and infrastructure projects. Matthew Mulqueen¬†is based in the firm‚Äôs Leeds, London and Houston offices and handles international energy projects; he recently advised Radiant Energy (Mauritius) on the development of a solar project in North-Western Kenya. Other recent mandates include Glover assisting Ineos Upstream with the development of wells for the production of shale gas, David Hardy¬†acting for Innogy Renewables on issues relating to multiple commercial wind farms and Glover handling the construction and operation of a new overhead power line for SP Manweb.

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Within: Infrastructure

Key figures at Squire Patton Boggs include James Duckworth, Matthew Mulqueen, Richard Glover and David Hardy; Duckworth divides his time between Leeds and Dubai while Mulqueen is based in the firm’s Leeds, London and Houston offices. Duckworth regularly acts for clients in the energy, waste, transport and healthcare sectors; his recent work includes advising a developer on the development of an urban mixed-use development in a GCC capital city and assisting a GCC government with the structuring and financing of an extension to a metro network. Mulqueen focuses on international infrastructure and energy projects, and Glover and Hardy are key names for planning-related mandates; Glover acted for SP Manweb on the planning elements of its construction of an overhead power line in North Shropshire. New clients for the department include Alkane Energy, Egdon Resources, Lincolnshire County Council and The Energy Networks Association.

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