Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year
This category is aimed at advisers focused on either the energy and natural resources sector or those advising on high-stakes infrastructure, including major transport projects. Although we will be accepting submissions covering corporate and finance matters, as well as contentious work, it is not the size of the deal that counts but the industry knowledge behind it.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner/ Heathrow Airport/Pinsent Masons
Carol Hui, Nick Ogden, Tim Smith
The two firms and Heathrow’s in-house function developed a single team to address the challenge of Heathrow Airport’s proposed expansion. The project is expected to deliver £187bn in economic growth for the UK, up to 180,000 jobs and an increased airport capacity of at least 130 million passengers.
Norton Rose Fulbright - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Advising a group of lenders to financial close on Innogy SE’s £2bn 860MW Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm. On completion in February 2021, it will be one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms using 90 new generation wind turbines.
Advising longstanding client Premier Oil on its participation as operator and 50% owner in the Tolmount Field group, which is developing the Tolmount gas discovery in the North Sea. A unique and innovative commercial structure was developed for the project, which minimised the client’s capital expenditure.
Advising Transport for Wales on its innovative £5bn procurement of the Wales and Borders rail service and South Wales Metro. This was the largest public procurement ever undertaken by Welsh Ministers, occurring at a time when rail franchise models are under intense public scrutiny.
Shearman & Sterling
Advising Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company on its acquisition of an interest in the Čibuk 1 wind farm, and then the project company, Vetroelektrane Balkana, on the development and financing of the 158MW wind farm. It is the largest and one of the first renewables projects in Serbia.
Winston & Strawn
Advising the project company and its owners on the financing, development, and completion of the Delimara 4 LNG-to-power project in Malta. This was a first-of-kind transaction with investors taking the risk of sourcing and regasifying LNG and generating power on a non-recourse basis to the sponsors.