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PFI/PPP

PFI/PPP

Experience

Social Infrastructure

  • Advised the consortium in respect of a £1 billion hospital PFI transaction in the city of London, including drafting sections of the construction and facilities maintenance contracts to reflect recent legislative changes in respect of carbon emissions trading, government funding for PFI projects and case law on pay when paid provisions
  • Advised Tower Hamlets Schools and its funders, on a major variation to the Tower Hamlets Grouped Schools PFI which will see four schools receive extensive new build and refurbishment works and enhanced ICT facilities.  This was one of the most complex and significant PFI variations undertaken in the UK social infrastructure sector to date.
  • Advised SGP Property & Facilities Management, the soft FM Provider, in relation to variations on the HMT/HMRC Building PFIs which comprise two separate project agreements, governing the ongoing maintenance of the Grade II listed Government Offices at Great George Street in the heart of Whitehall
  • Advising Galliford Try Investments as SPV on the £52m PFI project to provide housing for the most vulnerable individuals and families in Kent, comprising extra care sheltered housing and supported social housing under the Kent Non-HRA Housing PFI
  • Acted for the contractor in the successful consortium for the construction, operation and maintenance of a suite of university PPP projects in Abu Dhabi, including the proposed Sorbonne, Zayed and New York Universities. The work included reviewing and negotiating all project documentation from bid stage to financial close
  • Advised in relation to several social housing PFI projects in the UK including those at Woking, Islington, Leeds and Camden

Transport

  • Advised Arrow Light Rail Limited in relation to ongoing legal services on the NET1 in Nottingham including advice on the termination of NET1 and sale of Arrow to a successful consortium for Phase 2.  This is the largest local authority PFI deal ever to have been completed
  • Acted for the operations and maintenance provider within a consortium team, in connection with the team’s bid to design, build, finance and operate the Mafraq-Ghweifat Highway which will connect Abu Dhabi with Saudi Arabia and Qatar under a PPP arrangement
  • Advised the capital works contractor to one of the short listed consortia on their bid for the design, build, finance and operation of the £1.25 billion M25 London Orbital PPP project
  • Acted for the supply chain joint ventures established by Metronet for the SSL and BCV (Bakerloo, Victoria and Central lines) networks as part of the £30 billion London Underground PPP
  • Advised GMR Infrastructure, a short listed bidder, in relation to the Pulkovo Airport PPP Project in St Petersburg

Energy and Utilities

  • Acted for the State of Victoria in relation to the procurement (using a PPP/PFI model) of the world’s largest desalination plant, including drafting all tender and contractual documentation and managing the procurement process. This project was awarded “Global Deal of the Year” at the 2009 Infrastructure Journal awards
  • Advised the Consortium of Lenders in relation to the Beta Wind Farm Project, the second largest wind farm power project in the world and the first in India
  • Advised the Dalriada consortium (Kelda Water and Earth Tech/Tyco) in relation to a PFI project for the supply of bulk water provision in Northern Ireland
  • Advised National Water Company on its outsourcing of the management of the water and waste water distribution systems in the cities of Makkah and Taif

Defence 

  • Advised the UK Ministry of Defence in relation to a PFI project for the provision of a simulator and training facilities for armoured fighting vehicle crews
  • Advised the FM Contractor in relation to the £560 million Colchester Garrison PFI in the UK, one of the largest defence accommodations PFIs to date
  • Advised the UK Treasury Solicitor in relation to refinancing issues in connection with one of its prison PFI projects
  • Advised the Government of South Africa in relation to the pathfinder Bloemfontein and Louis Trichardt PPP prison projects
  • Advised the FM contractor in relation to the £300 million Royal School of Military Engineering PPP Project, in the UK