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David Cruickshank

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Energy, Transport & Infrastructure

Position

David is a partner in the Energy, Transport  Infrastructure practice. He has a wealth of experience in the infrastructure and power sectors and specialises in renewable energy projects, advising both developers and funders. Splitting his time between Scotland and Edinburgh, David advises on a wide variety of UK and international transactions in the solar, onshore and offshore wind, energy efficiency, energy regulatory and gas peaking/CHP sectors. Clients include Aggreko plc, Close Brothers, the Green Investment Group, the European Energy Efficiency Fund, Social Investment Scotland and Triple Point LLP.

Career


2017 to date: partner Dentons UK and Middle East LLP; 2010 to 2017: partner (2013)/director, Maclay Murray & Spens LLP; 2006-2009: director/associate director, Barclays Capital, Global Loans; 2005-2006 legal consultant, Barclays Capital (on secondment from Shearman & Sterling LLP); 2000-2005 associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP; project development and finance 1997-2000; trainee, junior associate, Linklaters, project development and finance.

Education

1999 – present: member of the Law Society of England and Wales; 1996-1997 College of Law, London, Legal Practice Course; 1995-1996 College of Law, Common Professional Examination; 1992-1995 Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 2:1, Geography, MA; 1989-1991 Dover College.

Leisure

Fell running; member of Hawk’s Club; Cambridge; member of Archerfield Golf Club.


Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy (excluding oil and gas)

Within: Energy (excluding oil and gas)

Dentons merged with Maclay Murray & Spens LLP in 2017, with the combined entity now benefiting from both firms' strengths in the area of energy regulation. In addition, the merger means there is now additional resource to assist clients with small to mid-scale projects (particularly in relation to onshore wind, hydro and gas peaking/gas CHP distributed generation). Led by David Cruickshank, the team acts for a wide range of participants in the renewable and alternative energy market, including developers, contractors, landowners, funders, regulators and regulated companies. A highlight in 2017 involved acting for UK Green Investment Bank in its £2.3bn sale by the UK government to Macquarie. In addition, director Carolyn Burns, Cruickshank, Mark Hamilton, senior associate Paul Young and director David McGowan advised Aggreko on its successful joint bid with National Grid to provide a new energy solution for the Shetland Islands. Bill Fowler is knowledgeable about marine renewables, onshore wind and energy from waste/renewable heat projects. Other notable partners are Stuart Fitzsimmons, who advises lenders and developers on renewable energy financing transactions, and real estate partner Allan Cairns. Stewart Maciver and senior associate Gareth Tenner are also recommended.

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