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Dominic Spacie

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Position

Dominic is a partner in Dentons’ project finance practice whose experience primarily lies in concession-based project finance and general banking. He has advised clients, including banks, sponsors/borrowers and the public sector on all aspects of project financing, both on project-related documentation and the finance documents (debt and capital market solutions). In recent years has focused primarily on the PFI/PPP sector in a number of sectors including social infrastructure, transport (roads and airports) health and defence. He also has experience in the ports sector as well as renewable energy. He recently a advised on the restructuring of four major road PPP projects in Greece. Dominic 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 emerging markets with experience in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Rwanda as well as both Turkey and Egypt. He practices in: banking and finance; commercial contracts; finance; procurement law and government contracts; project development; project finance.

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).


London: Finance

Emerging markets

Within: Emerging markets

Dentons¬†is 'responsive, clear and pragmatic' on structured finance transactions in emerging markets. One client praises the lawyers' 'availability, really fast response times and excellent industry knowledge'. The firm has a large network of offices around the world, on which the London office draws for deep sector expertise and local market knowledge. Its track record in Africa goes back more than¬†50 years, though it also focuses heavily on the Middle East,¬†Russia and the CIS for banking and finance transactions. The firm's respected¬†Islamic finance practice frequently handles sukuks and other shari'ah-compliant structures. Capital markets is its key area of work in emerging markets, though it also handles¬†energy projects, and trade and project finance transactions. Its highlights deals from 2017 included acting for Lithuanian energy company Lietuvos Energija on its ‚ā¨300m green bond offering under its EMTN programme. This was the first international green bond issues in the CEE region, and¬†DCM specialists¬†Nick Hayday¬†and¬†David Cohen¬†¬†led the transaction.¬†Celia Gardiner¬†is a leading light in structured trade and commodity finance and one client describes her as 'very strong at simplifying complicated matters, and very clear and persuasive in her explanations'. She advised¬†Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on a $1.3bn pre-export finance facility for the Ghana Cocoa Board.¬†Paul Holland¬†leads the London banking practice and is a core member of the Islamic finance group.¬†US securities partner Cameron Half¬†handles high-profile debt and equity transactions.¬†Also recommended are¬†international oil, gas and power sector expert Danielle Beggs, infrastructure partner Dominic Spacie, energy sector finance expert Tim Pipe, and syndicated loan practice head Isaac Felberbaum.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

The 'dedicated' infrastructure team at Dentons is 'a top choice for PFI or PPP work'. While traditionally focused on Africa, the firm's recent merger with Maclay, Murray & Spens significantly enhanced the its offering in Scotland and its presence in the domestic infrastructure market. Practice co-head John Woolley is currently advising Gulf Energy on the delivery of Kenya's first coal power plant as part of a scheme to link Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia with a rail, fibre-optic, road and pipeline corridor. He is also handling the project financing of a new international airport in Rwanda on behalf of joint venture Bugesera under a PPP structure. On the domestic front, Mark Bassett acted for the Greater London Authority in the redevelopment of former Ford industrial site Beam Park, and Richard Budge assisted Doncaster iPort with the construction and planning aspects of a new logistics facility for Amazon. Rail expert Matthew Hanslip-Ward is guiding MTR through its bid for the Wales & Border grant agreement for the upgrading of the Core Valley lines. Dominic Spacie co-leads the department with Woolley and is also a key name to note alongside David Moore .

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    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is strategically placed between Europe and the Far East. The UAE has been ranked among the top 15 maritime nations by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the UAE Government is working on plans to transform the shipping industry into one of the country’s major economic sectors.
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