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Infrastructure Funds lawyers

There is a growing demand from institutional and other investors for opportunities to invest in infrastructure assets. Specialist infrastructure-focused fund managers provide investors with a growing number and range of opportunities through their funds, but have to contend with a tough and evolving regulatory environment, and ever more competitive investment conditions.

Our infrastructure fund experts advise fund managers, investors and lenders on the range of issues facing infrastructure funds, including fund tax structuring (upstream and downstream), structuring, establishing and launching private funds in the UK offshore and elsewhere in Europe, structuring, establishing and launching closed-ended listed funds, marketing and distribution, with particular reference to AIFMD, further closings for all types of fund, investment in funds and negotiating side letters, management and advisory agreements; and fund and portfolio financings.

Through our funds experts in other CMS offices and our long-standing relationships with offshore fund lawyers, we can advise on the full range of fund structures in key funds jurisdictions; the particular requirements of investors in those jurisdictions; and how to navigate the regulatory framework to access those investors.

Our team of recognised experts combine infrastructure and funds knowledge to provide relevant, timely and commercial legal advice. Our extensive knowledge of the regulatory environment and of evolving market practice means we can get it right first time. Our aim is to take the strain on the structuring and formation work, freeing your team to focus on fundraising.

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Jenny Walker
Jenny Walker
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Jenny is a partner in the Projects Team.
Katherine Duffield
Katie Duffield
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Katie Duffield is a partner in the Infrastructure and Project Finance group in Banking and Finance Department at CMS London. Katie acts for financial institutions, borrowers and sponsors, advising...
Sandra Rafferty
Sandra Rafferty
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Sandra Rafferty has been a partner in the Corporate group at CMS UK since 2001, and specialises in the infrastructure, energy and renewable sectors. She advises a mixture of public and private ...
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Bill Carr
Part­ner
Head of India Desk
United Kingdom, London
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...
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Robert Gray
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Rob Gray is a partner in the Infrastructure & Project Finance Group with over 17 years of experience of advising on infrastructure projects all over the world. The breadth of Rob’s experience in a...
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Ailsa Ritchie
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Ailsa Ritchie is a partner with over 20 years’ experience advising on high value, large scale complex public procurement and joint ventures, infrastructure projects structured to extract added value t...
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Paul Smith
Part­ner
Head of the CMS Energy, Projects and Construction Group and Co-head of Infrastructure & Projects Group.
United Kingdom, London
Paul Smith is Head of the CMS Energy, Projects and Construction (EPC) Group and Co-head of the firm’s Infrastructure & Projects Group. He leads an international team of over 200 lawyers. He has e...
Huw Knott
Huw Knott
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Huw Knott is a Senior Associate in the Banking and Finance department specialising in Infrastructure & Project Finance and Real Estate Finance.
James Thomas
James Thomas
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
James is a Senior Associate in the Infrastructure & Project Finance Team.
Caroline Barr
Caroline Barr
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Caroline Barr is a senior associate in the Edinburgh office, specialising in project finance with a particular focus on the renewables sector. She has advised a range of financial institutions on...