Head of India Desk
Head of India Desk
78 Cannon Street
Bill Carr is a partner in our Corporate team. His main focus is on infrastructure, projects and corporate real estate transactions. Bill is an active member of the CMS Corporate group and regularly advises on cross border transactions with colleagues throughout CMS and elsewhere. He also leads the CMS India Desk in London.
Bill advises both private and public sector organisations on a range of corporate work, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures and shareholder agreements, corporate governance and restructurings. He is particularly active in the primary and secondary markets for projects and PFI/PF2 transactions. He regularly advises on structuring investments in projects, and acquisitions/disposals of interests in projects.
Bill also advises clients on commercial transactions in the rail sector, with a particular focus on rolling stock related transactions. He is recommended as a leading rail lawyer in Chambers UK and Legal Experts.
Bill leads the firm’s CSR activities with CREATE London and Pride in London, and is a non-executive director of London Works.
- A consortium of Aldwych International, FinnFund, IFU, Norfund and Vestas on their investment in, and shareholder arrangements for, the Lake Turkana wind farm project in Kenya
- An AMP Capital lead syndicate on the acquisition of a £365 million stake in Angel Trains, the leading UK rolling stock lessor.
- Equitix on the setting up of Equitix Energy Efficient Fund L.P. and Energy Saving Investments L.P.
- Eurostar on the sale of the UK Government’s stake to a CPDQ/Hermes consortium for £757m.
- M&G Real Estate on an asset swap in relation to the Friary Guildford Shopping Centre.
- Nautical Petroleum plc on its recommended takeover by Cairn Energy plc for £414 million.
- The UK Development for Transport on the restructuring of the Eurostar international train service, and on the sale of the High Speed 1 concessionaire for
- Transport for London on the acquisition of Tube Lines and London Underground on their signalling contract for the sub-surface lines.
- On the shareholder aspects of numerous primary PFI projects, including Phase 2 of the Nottingham Tram project, the Allenby & Connaught military accommodation project and the FSTA air tanker project.
- Sellers and buyers on a number of secondary markets transactions for PFI assets including for social infrastructure, defence and hospital projects.
- 1990 – Law Society Finals, Guildford College of Law
- 1989 – Maîtrise en droit français, Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne)
- 1989 – LLB, Kings College London