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Martin Watt

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Martin is a counsel in the Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance practice. His practice area covers infrastructure projects and industry regulation.

He has negotiated and drafted numerous commercial contracts for participants in regulated industries, and advises both bidders and government on major procurements. He regularly advises on regulatory and procurement issues, and has recent experience of advising in the energy, rail, roads, defence and water sectors.

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Within: Next generation lawyers

Martin Watt - Dentons

Within: Rail

Dentons has ‘great industry knowledge’ and provides ‘very practical advice’ across infrastructure development and operation light rail and trams, franchises and concessions, operations, regulation, competition, rolling stock procurement and maintenance, finance, technology, environment, safety and disputes across the rail sector; it is ‘always fully up to speed with industry changes’. Rail head Matthew Hanslip Ward is advising MTR on its joint venture bid for the West Coast Partnership (WCP) with Guangshen Railway Corporation; advised MTR on its bid for the new Wales and Borders franchise; is advising Alstom on a proposed joint venture arrangement with Stagecoach Group in relation to Stagecoach's bid for the South Eastern franchise; and continued to advise MTR on the £1.4bn concession to operate Crossrail. Christopher McGee-Osborne is advising Virgin and Stagecoach on issues relating to the East Coast Main Line passenger rail franchise. David Moore advised the Rail Delivery Group on its review of the current franchise agreement template and proposed amendments from various industry stakeholders and advised it on developments to the rail industry alliancing framework agreement. Real estate head Virginia Glastonbury, counsel Martin Watt and senior associate Jonathan Smith, who ‘impresses with his response times’ and is ‘always right in the detail of the issue’, are also recommended.

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