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Laura Coates

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Laura Coates

Laura Coates

Legal Director

Laura is a Legal Director in the projects and construction group, with considerable experience in transactional matters and a focus on PPP projects and social infrastructure.

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Profil & Expérience

Laura is a Legal Director in the projects and construction group, with considerable experience in transactional matters and a focus on PPP projects and social infrastructure.

Offices & Regions covered
Profil complet

Since qualifying in 2013, Laura has been involved in advising project consortia, funders, contractors and service providers on a wide range of infrastructure projects. She has strong expertise in the operational aspects of PPP projects, particularly in relation payment mechanism and unavailability issues and variations to complex PFI documentation (including extensions to project facilities, advising on consequences of NHS Trust mergers, interfaces with multiple stakeholders, major changes to the provision of services, savings initiatives and efficiencies, the replacement of sub-contractors, and streamlining the lender approval process under finance documents).

Laura's advice looks to bring efficiencies and value for money initiatives to projects, and she regularly hosts training workshops for her clients across a range of issues, including risk management in operational projects, risk allocation for latent defects, procurement challenges to project variations, improving efficiencies, and handback of projects.

Laura is recommended in Chambers as an ‘Associate to Watch’ where it is said that “She's developing into a force to be reckoned with. She is willing to put clients' needs first and is a clear, concise communicator.”

Within the firm, Laura is a member of GECCO (gender equality at Clyde & Co) and ACED (achieving cultural and ethnic diversity).

Expérience
  • Advising the equity investors on construction defects arising at a UK PFI hospital.
  • Advising the service provider up to financial close on Irish further education and healthcare PPP projects.
  • Advising the lenders in relation to the project financing of a hospital project in the Gambia.
  • Advising a number of project companies on operational variations to schools projects and the conversion of their PFI schools portfolios from maintained schools to academies.
  • Advising the project companies in respect of a portfolio of Acute PFI Hospitals in the UK.
  • Advising the sponsors and equity investors on a UK housing PFI.
  • Carrying out due diligence on a portfolio of projects for a service provider.
  • Advising the project company on variations to a UK housing PPP project.
  • Advising the project company on variations to a UK fire station PFI project.
Sectors

Sectors

  • Infrastructure

  • Soins de santé

Services

Services

  • Projets et construction

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