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Matthew Hanslip-Ward

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Matthew heads our global Transport team and leads our Energy, Transport, Infrastructure and Real Estate business in London. He is on the Dentons Board and leads our large UK Rail practice. Matthew has nearly 25 years' experience in the UK rail sector and is a recognised leader in the field, referred to in the legal directories as "exceptional". In the UK rail sector, Matthew has worked on nearly 30 rail operating concession/franchise bids, mobilisations and operations, 18 rolling stock/depot deals and a wide range of infrastructure, access, development and regulatory projects in both the passenger and freight spheres, as well as advising on rail acquisitions and investments and related joint venture and consortium issues. He has a particular track record of helping clients secure and consolidate market entry. Matthew also works extensively on rail projects around the world, including in the Middle East, North America, Africa and Asia.

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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