Infrastructure

We have considerable experience in infrastructure projects, acquisitions, disposals and refinancings around the world. This means that we are well placed to offer our clients market knowledge and innovative legal solutions on any infrastructure investment or activity across a wide range of industry sectors.

Sectors covered include:

Some of our clients in this sector include infrastructure and private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, constructors, operators, debt providers and governments.

Partner Contacts

Our key experience includes advising:

MTR Corporation Limited, the operator of the Hong Kong metro system, on the operational and financial arrangements for the HK$84.4 billion (US$10.7 billion) Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link

Global Infrastructure Partners on the acquisitions of London Gatwick, London City and Edinburgh Airports

MAG on the acquisition of Stansted Airport for £1.5 billion

Vodafone on the merger of its Dutch operations with those of Liberty Global

European Investment Bank on road projects such as the N6, N4, M7/M8 and N8 Irish PPP projects; the M80 Scottish Road PPP project; and the M25 widening UK PPP project

FirstGroup plc on its issue on 29 November 2012 of £325 million 5.250% bonds due 2022

Lendlease Group as preferred development partner to develop the London 2012 Olympic Village at Stratford City London, including both the £2 billion development of the Olympic Village itself and the subsequent £3.5 billion regeneration project for Stratford City

RWE on its sale of Thames Water Holdings plc to Kemble Water Limited, a consortium led by the European Infrastructure Funds of Macquarie Bank, for £4.8 billion cash consideration (an enterprise value of £8 billion)

3i Infrastructure plc, as a member of Eversholt Investment Group, on its acquisition of Eversholt Rail Group, one of the three leading rail rolling stock companies in the UK, from HSBC Asset Finance (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc

Tottenham Hotspur football club on the financing, construction and associated commercial arrangements for its new stadium at Northumberland Park

Associated British Ports Holdings Ltd on numerous transactions including, the acquisitions of American Port Services and Ipswich port and the takeover by Admiral Acquisitions UK