Liam Cowell > DLA Piper > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper
M2 3DE

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North West > Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy, project finance and PFI

(Leading individuals)

Liam CowellDLA Piper

DLA Piper boasts an established team which advises major market-leading and innovative projects at national and regional levels, including heating schemes, solar energy and biogas projects. A key differentiator is also its offer of innovative tools such as an algorithm-based interactive training tool to support clients’ decision-making. Andrew S. Davies  heads the practice from Manchester with a wealth of experience in the water and energy sectors. Also based in Manchester, Liam Cowell is known for his ability to lead complex infrastructure projects while legal director Ben Morton is noted for his experience acting for sponsors, funders and procuring authorities across various sectors. Lorna Pattison is experienced in high-profile procurements.

North West > Public sector > Local government

DLA Piper’s practice is able to support clients on a broad range of matters, from corporate and commercial projects to outsourcing issues and questions regarding pensions. Of note is its involvement in high value public sector projects. Sarah Bell and Liam Cowell  co-head the team. Bell has expertise in commercial projects and joint ventures, while Cowell is specialised in social infrastructure, transport and waste management projects. Gemma Cowap stands out for her knowledge of public commercial trading projects and strategic partnerships.

North West > Transport

DLA Piper advises on market-leading transport transactions of local, national and international significance. Its multidisciplinary team works on infrastructure and construction projects, as well as financing matters including asset finance. Head of team Liam Cowell has extensive experience in large-scale road and rail infrastructure and related financing. Paul Giles leads the UK contentious construction team, acting for both public and private sector clients, whilst Alan Cunningham heads the asset finance practice with a particular focus on aircraft, shipping and super yacht finance. Typical of its high-value work is its role advising Transport for the North (TfN) on contracting and procurement for its ‘smart travel’ plan.