Mark Macaulay > Dentons > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

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Energy, Transport and Infrastructure


Mark is a partner in Dentons’ construction team. In addition to his law degree, Mark holds B.Sc. (Hons) and LL.M. degrees in the application of IT to law, and is co-author of a book entitled Construction and Procurement Law. He advises on all aspects of transactional construction work including construction procurement issues, letters of intent, construction contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties, partnering agreements, framework agreements, development agreements and alliancing agreements.


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Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Rail

Dentons advises clients on the full range of rail industry matters, including franchises and concessions, operations, regulation, rolling stock procurement and maintenance, while also supporting on major disputes. 2020 saw practice head Matthew Hanslip-Ward lead the firm’s team on the renationalistion of the Northern franchise, as well as advising five franchises on Emergency Measures and Recovery Agreements. Christopher McGee-Osborne is a key resource regarding franchise renegotiations and renationalisations, while construction partner Mark Macaulay is an expert in the drafting of high-value infrastructure contracts. Counsel Martin Watt deals primarily in rolling stock, while senior associate Jonathan Smith specialises in franchising, concessions, and rolling stock, as well as railway law.

London > Real estate > Construction: non-contentious

Dentons offers its clients expertise across a number of major construction sectors, advising on UK real estate matters and both UK and international energy and infrastructure developments. The team has a strong international client base in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, and domestic strength in housebuilding matters. It also has a growing emphasis on renewable energy. Mark Macaulay leads the team’s non-contentious arm and primarily acts on employer-led development work domestically while advising on broader issues internationally.

Scotland > Transport

Acting as exclusive legal services provider to Network Rail, Dentons has rail sector work at its core and handles the full spectrum of business-relevant contentious and non-contentious matters, including real estate, construction, health and safety, commercial contracts and procurement. The group also assists with transactions, disputes and various commercial matters in the ports, road and bus sectors. The team is jointly led by construction procurement specialist Mark Macaulay and Euan Wilson, who has a specialism in infrastructure and project finance transactions.

Scotland > Real estate > Construction

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Dentons has carved out a strong practice handling developer-led work but also acts for a number of contractors. The team headed by Glasgow-based construction procurement specialist Mark Macaulay handles both contentious and non-contentious matters – with Edinburgh-based construction dispute resolution expert Kirsti Olson being the main contact for the former – and has particular expertise in the transport sector. Other recent work arose from mixed-use, leisure, residential and healthcare projects. In March 2021, transactional construction and engineering specialist Craig Bradshaw joined as counsel from MacRoberts LLP.

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