Herbert Smith Freehills

Projects Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Regularly represents government and contracting authorities, as well as lenders, in high-profile UK infrastructure work. Assists with major road, rail, waste and nuclear projects. Provides additional strengths in international PPP project matters and dispute resolution. Well regarded for its work in both the oil and gas and renewable energy markets.

Strengths A client describes the firm as having a "very strong oil and gas project finance offering."

Work highlights Acted for Mitsubishi on the project for the design, build and operation of an LNG export terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia.

Advised the government of Malawi on the development and financing of the Mpatamanga Hydropower PPP project.

Notable practitioners


Martin Kavanagh
primarily advises clients on project financing transactions involving assets in Africa. He has a particular focus on upstream and midstream oil and gas, LNG and renewable energy developments.
"He has an excellent reputation for transactions in Africa."


Matthew Job
maintains a strong reputation for his work on significant project financings in the conventional power space. He also advises on rail, road and housing developments,
"He is a very good lawyer who is a pleasure to work with."


Patrick Mitchell
is regularly involved in significant domestic project financings, including rail and road infrastructure developments, as well as nuclear power plant projects. He additionally serves as the firm's global head of infrastructure.