Dominic Spacie > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
ONE FLEET PLACE
LONDON
EC4M 7WS
England

Position

Dominic is a consultant (formerly a partner for 20 years) whose experience primarily lies in PPP and concession-based project finance (with a specific focus on infrastructure and energy). He has advised clients, including banks, sponsors/borrowers, investors and the public sector, on all aspects of project financing, on both project-related documentation and finance documents (debt and capital market solutions). In recent years he has advised on a large number of international PFI/PPP sector projects, including the airport sector. He also spent nine months on secondment to the in-house legal department of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, advising the bank on its debt and equity investments in Eastern Europe. He also focuses on developing the Firm’s project finance in Africa and has been working on African infrastructure projects in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Nigeria. He has also advised on two projects in the Caribbean – in Antigua and Jamaica.

Career

1988-93 Linklaters & paine; 1993-96 Freshfields; 1996-99 Masons; 1999-2000 Mayer, Brown & Platt; 2001 to date Dentons, London (formerly SNR Denton UK LLP), Partner.

Education

Cambridge University (1986 MBA); The College of Law (1987 CPE).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure

The infrastructure team at Dentons is strong in the roads, defence, healthcare, education, transportation and renewable energy sectors. The practice advises on transactions, including M&A, as well as PFI and PPP projects. The group is jointly led by the Edinburgh-based Euan Wilson  and Stewart Maciver, and London’s Dominic Spacie . Wilson is a name for project finance and acts for large UK investment funds; Maciver handles both primary and secondary market transactions; while Spacie advises banks, institutional investors, development finance institutions, contractors and government entities on domestic and cross-border transactions.

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

Dentons is praised by clients for ‘timely deliverables and good visibility of the process‘, with one client remarking that the firm ‘always comes up with the required solutions and is very professional in dealing with other parties, even when disagreements arise‘. Head of banking and finance Paul Holland oversees the firm’s emerging markets group, which has a strong presence in Africa, the Middle East, the CEE, CIS and Russia, as well as other developing markets. Debt capital markets partner Nick Hayday  is ‘a wonderful lawyer who instils confidence in a client‘. He assisted CPI Property Group, a major owner of income-generating real estate in the Czech Republic and the CEE region, on a €700m sustainability-linked bond issue. Debt capital markets specialists Cameron Half, who was part of a team that advised JSC Silknet in Georgia on a $300m bond issuance and who ‘contributes from his vast expertise and pragmatic solutions‘, and David Cohen are key members of the emerging markets group. Trade and export finance specialist Ian Clements is ‘very attentive and understands the issues‘. Dominic Spacie  specialises in projects, particularly infrastructure transactions, in Africa and the Caribbean. New energy and infrastructure partner Colm Ó hUiginn, who joined from Shearman & Sterling LLP in 2022, and finance partner James Ingham are also key to the practice.