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QUARTERMILE ONE, 15 LAURISTON PLACE, EDINBURGH, EH3 9EP, SCOTLAND
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Work 0330 222 0050
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ED137 EDINBURGH
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Euan Wilson

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Dentons

Work Department

Capital Projects.

Position

Partner in the capital projects team specialising in project finance and infrastructure projects. Involvement in numerous signed projects to date in the schools, health, prisons, police, accommodation, transport and waste sectors for a range of public sector, project company and senior lender clients. Also works in the secondary and tertiary markets, having purchased and bid for a number of operational projects. Works for 3i Infrastructure and Dalmore Capital Funds.

Career

Trained Burness Solicitors; qualified 1994; partner at Maclay Murray & Spens 1999. Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales 2010.

Education

Hutchesons Grammar School; Glasgow University (1991 LLB (Hons); 1992 Dip LP).


Scotland

Transport

Within: Transport

Dentons has significant expertise in major infrastructure projects, with a niche in rail mandates. The group is also called upon to advise transport companies on EU competition and regulatory matters in relation to franchise and framework agreements. The group is the sole legal advisor to Network Rail in Scotland and assists the client with a multitude of issues, including the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme, where it handled the project alliance agreement; and on all aspect of the client’s relationship with LS Buchanan, in relation to a major retail extension scheme which will be erected over the South Cutting adjacent to Queen Street Station in Glasgow. The group was also instructed by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport to negotiate the terms of an asset protection agreement with hotel developers on a site that passed above the Glasgow railway underground network. The key practitioners are construction specialist Mark Macaulay, procurement focused David McGowan and practice head Euan Wilson.

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Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Projects

Within: Projects

Dentons' team has particularly notable experience of investments into and divestments of projects, as well as financing and restructurings; its work spans areas such as PFI/PPP, NPD, hub, BSF and energy. Key clients in this space include 3i, Dalmore Capital and Sir Robert McAlpine.  In a sign of its strengths in the primary projects market, the firm was recently instructed by Choice Housing to assist it with its bid for the €300m Irish Social Housing PPP Programme. It also acted for Aviva Public Private Finance Limited as the senior debt provider to hub East Central in hub DBFM programmes in Perth and Arbroath. Another facet of the practice involves advising on operational change and asset management matters in the projects sector. Euan Wilson, who leads the team, has more than 20 years of experience of the projects sector. Stewart Maciver has more than 15 years of experience. Andrew Orr has been advising Amey on various projects, as part of a £400m ten-year partnership contract with the Education Authority in Belfast to manage and modernise the entire education estate under the Authority's control. Orr is also advising the same client on the operational aspects of a £120m PFI contract with the Authority.

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