Norton Rose Fulbright

Projects Department

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What the team is known for Major player in energy and natural resources projects, with particularly enviable credentials in mining developments across Africa and the Middle East. Demonstrates considerable skills in both domestic and international PPP project work. Significant experience in water, waste and social infrastructure developments. Specific areas of strength include advising on road, rail and airport developments.

Strengths A source notes: "They have a very good sense of balance between deal success and client satisfaction."

Work highlights Advised the City of Ottawa on stage 2 of the PPP project for the extension of its rail transit system.

Successfully advised Marubeni, Transelec and Techint Chile on their bid for the construction of a USD1 billion desalination plant in Chile.

Notable practitioners

Charles Whitney represents an array of clients including lenders, project companies and public authorities. He principally advises on international developments concerning LNG, conventional power and renewable energy assets.
"He is a very experienced lawyer, especially in project finance transactions. His advice is underpinned by his rich experience in similar deals and knowledge of the latest market trends, which makes his advice very logical, convincing and easy to accept."

Mark Berry is experienced in PPP work across a range of sectors including mining and energy. He is equally adept at handling domestic and international mandates.
"Mark is a very good lawyer who is proactive and provides practical advice."

Martin McCann serves as the firm's global head of business and frequently advises on transactions in Latin America and Africa. He is highly regarded for his expertise on mining developments, as well as energy and transport PPP projects.
"He is a very practical and smart lawyer who will try to find solutions which work for everyone."

Matthew Hardwick advises both lenders and sponsors throughout the life cycle of projects. He regularly assists with both domestic and cross-border developments involving transport, energy and healthcare infrastructure.