Kristy Duane

Kristy Duane

Partner
Co-head of Infrastructure and Project Finance

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English

Kristy is a partner and Co-Head of the firm's infrastructure sector group. She advises a wide range of infrastructure clients on their corporate transactions. She has a particular interest and extensive experience advising infrastructure funds on their M&A and capital markets activities in the UK and Europe. Kristy regularly speaks at high profile conferences and events including the Global Infrastructure Investors Summit in London.

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"Excellent legal and corporate advice"

Chambers and Partners 2016

Ranked Lawyer for Infrastructure

Chambers and Partners 2016

Relevant experience

  • John Laing Infrastructure Fund Limited in relation to its £1.45bn takeover by Jura Acquisitions Limited, a company owned by a consortium led by Dalmore Capital Limited and Equitix Investment Management Limited.
  • John Laing Infrastructure Fund Limited in relation to the £242m placing, open offer, offer for subscription and subsequent £90m and £95m placings to institutional investors.
  • Heathrow Hub Limited on the proposed £13.5bn scheme to extend the existing northern runway at Heathrow Airport.
  • John Laing Infrastructure Fund Limited in relation to the acquisition of debt and equity interests in a portfolio of 5 rail and social accommodation assets, including City-Greenwich-Lewisham Docklands Light Railway (£65m), the £50m disposal of Barnsley Schools BSF and Newham Hospital, acquisition of equity interests in Peterborough Hospital from Brookfield (£26.7m) and a portfolio of 11 assets in schooling; housing; hospitals; street lighting from Mill Group (£123m).
  • Jordan Wind Farm Company on the development of the Tafila Wind Farm in Jordan, a 117 MW wind farm, likely to be the first utility-scale onshore wind farm in the Middle East.
  • Euromoney Institutional Investor plc in relation to the acquisition of Infrastructure Journal (£12.5m) from Top Right Group.
  • Quintain Estates and Development plc on the unwinding of the existing joint venture arrangements with Lend Lease in relation to the Greenwich Peninsula development and class 1 circular and joint venture with Knight Dragon.
  • US Shipping Group in relation to the proposed investment and joint venture with a British shipping company.
  • Carbon Trust in relation to the Siemen Financial Services or Carbon finance scheme and collaboration agreement.
  • Pacific Agrifoods Limited on PAF’s acquisition of a 66.7% interest in Interflour Holdings Limited (Asian flour mill and Vietnamese grain terminal operator).
  • London Climate Change Agency and the Mayor’s office on the establishment of the Better Buildings Partnership, a London commercial property owners’ sustainability/climate change initiative.
  • Liberum Capital and Renaissance Capital in relation to the £147m AIM float of Ncondezi Coal Company Limited and subsequent £23.4m placing.
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Education

  • 1997- LLB, University of Western Australia, Perth
  • 1997- BSc, University of Western Australia, Perth
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Nov 2018
Con­nec­ted Fu­ture
Glob­al in­fra­struc­ture re­port
22/11/2018
New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it.
29/11/2017
Glob­al In­fra­struc­ture In­vest­ments Op­por­tun­it­ies - CMS...
29/08/2018
UK Cor­por­ate Gov­ernance Code 2018: Prac­tic­al Im­plic­a­tions
In Ju­ly 2018 the Fin­an­cial Re­port­ing Coun­cil (FRC) re­leased the 2018 edi­tion of the UK Cor­por­ate Gov­ernance Code. The new Code is de­scribed as “short­er and sharp­er” than its pre­de­cessor and has been the product of ex­tens­ive con­sulta­tion.
15/12/2017
A Brexit bump in the road for in­fra­struc­ture
The 2017 CMS In­fra­struc­ture In­dex, titled ‘A New Dir­ec­tion’, shows that the UK has fallen from first to fourth in a glob­al rank­ing of at­tract­ive­ness as a des­tin­a­tion for in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ment. The In­dex shows that Brexit and the gen­er­al elec­tion have cre­ated.