Sponsors

Please take some time to get to know our sponsors and supporters for Financing UK Infrastructure. For more information on sponsorship for this event and for our future Financing Infrastructure events please contact Amanda Nicholls on amanda.nicholls@partnershipsbulletin.com or 020 8675 8030.

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    CMS

    CMS is a full-service top 10 global law firm, providing clients with specialist, business focused advice in law and tax matters. With 65 offices in 38 countries across the world, employing over 3,400 lawyers, CMS has longstanding expertise both at advising in its local jurisdictions and across borders. CMS acts for a large number of Fortune 500 companies and the FT European 500 and for the majority of the DAX 30.

    CMS provides a wide range of expertise across 19 expert practice and sector areas, including Corporate/M&A, Energy, Funds, Infrastructure & Project Finance, Lifesciences, TMC, Tax, Banking and Finance, Commercial, Competition & EU, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Pensions, Intellectual Property and Real Estate & Construction.

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    DLA Piper is a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs around the world. In the UK, DLA Piper provides full-service legal advice from all the major UK commercial centres to UK and International clients: Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield. We are one of the largest legal services organisations in the UK, with over 2,100 people and more than 250 partners.

    Unlike many law firms, we are organised to provide both private and public sector clients with a range of essential business advice, not just on large scale mergers and acquisitions and banking deals but also on people and employment, commercial dealings, litigation, insurance, real estate, information technology, media & communications, intellectual property and plans for restructuring.

    Our lawyers have been advising clients on every facet of complex infrastructure and PPP projects across the globe for many years. The financing for these projects has included non-recourse and limited recourse arrangements, sale-leasebacks, capital market and other innovative financing structures. Our lawyers have helped develop ground-breaking finance agreements and project structures and have first-hand experience of the structures that meet the needs of international institutions.

    We have represented clients participating in every aspect of a project, including commercial banks, institutional investors, private equity funds, underwriters, export credit agencies, project developers, utilities and their non-regulated affiliates, vendors, governmental entities as hosts as well as co-investors under BOT, BOO, DBFO/DBFM, PPP and related models.

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    Geldards are one of England & Wales leading regional firms. A Welsh heavyweight, the firm has grown from its Cardiff base with offices in London, Nottingham & Derby.

    The national Infrastructure group at the firm draws expertise from a range of disciplines including banking & project finance, property & planning, construction, procurement, and dispute resolution to advise on PPP projects. The experience of the team covers a wide range of light & heavy infrastructure including road, rail, energy, waste, schools & hospitals where clients have included bidders & bidder consortia (including prime and sub-contractors), procuring authorities and financers.

    The firms Infrastructure group is led by Tony Norris, who, as part of his role as a Board member of Constructing Excellence Wales, has played a prominent role in promoting and developing the use of the NPD model in Welsh Infrastructure.

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    The Infrastucture and Real Estate Specialists

    MacDonald North is a specialist recruitment company focused on the Economic & Social Infrastructure and Real Estate sectors. We have extensive industry knowledge and networks within these sectors and their sub-sectors, and exclusively represent UK Clients and Candidates.

    We offer an  efficient and proactive service to support the needs of both Employers and Employees.

    Our reputation is built on providing quality recruitment services which support both Clients and Candidates.

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    At MacRoberts, our Infrastructure team has been top ranked for several years, being awarded a Tier 1 ranking by Legal 500 for 2015. We advise our clients on all aspects of infrastructure investment in the primary and secondary markets, including procurement, bidding, financing, project finance, variations, refinancings, sales, and disputes.

    Our team has advised on over 60 PFI/PPP/NPD projects throughout the UK with a combined value of over £4 billion, all of the “Non Profit Distributing” (NPD) projects in Scotland, the largest Scottish Health PPP project, and the largest Scottish Education project.

    With our Construction, Banking, Corporate and Property teams, our lawyers work across the full spectrum of all the major classes of infrastructure

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    We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges.

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    Affinitext is a pioneer in management solutions for high-value documents. In a world where thousands of documents are created by the business community daily, the ability for professionals to stay on top of their key business documents has never been more critical, yet until now has not received appropriate attention. Affinitext specialises in converting important documents into an intelligent format that dramatically improves understanding, accessibility and operational efficiency.

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    The International Project Finance Association (IPFA) is an independent, not-for-profit, professional members’ association dedicated to providing up-to-date information on best practice, industry trends and new developments in infrastructure and energy. IPFA operates globally across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia & the CIS and Turkey giving members access to an international network of over 600 public and private sector organisations.

    We host a continuous programme of over 100 industry events which are free for members to attend and offer a unique opportunity to network with senior, decision making professionals, across the industry. We hold Future Leaders Network (FLN) events that are specifically targeted at members in junior positions. Other benefits include taking advantage of discounted training courses, facilitated introductions, access to webinars and a wide range of industry documents and publications.

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    Partnerships Events organises a series of annual events focusing on public private partnerships (PPP). As the sister organisation of PPP Bulletin International and the UK publication Partnerships Bulletin, Partnerships Events shapes its seminars, conferences, social events and annual awards dinner to target the latest issues in PPP and to bring together the public and private sectors involved in the many projects.

    The Partnerships Bulletin is a monthly subscription-based magazine and website providing in-depth updates on partnership working between the public and private sector, including the private finance initiative (PFI), public private partnerships (PPPs) and newer models, such as asset backed regeneration vehicles. Subscribers enjoy access to business leads, news, interviews with the top industry figures, in-depth market reports and industry authored articles.