Primary Markets lawyers

As traditional sources of capital for public sector infrastructure projects become more constrained, the public and private sector are seeking out different funding solutions for the provision of essential infrastructure.

Having advised on projects with a combined value of over GBP 16bn in the UK alone, our top-tier Infrastructure & Project Finance Group has been at the forefront of the industry for over 20 years. Advising on ground-breaking projects , our 200 lawyers work on projects in the UK, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, the Middle East, Turkiye, India, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

We work closely with sponsors, lenders and the public sector in projects across all types of infrastructure. This spread of clients ensures our practice is market leading - particularly in the fields of PFI, PF2, PSBP, PPP, NPD, construction and services, infrastructure investment, development, finance and M&A.

The CMS UK team acts on some of the most challenging, high profile projects in Europe and Africa (e.g. Thames Tideway, Mersey Gateway and the Azura-Edo IPP in Nigeria). Our experience in emerging markets assists clients as they develop new markets.

Working together with clients, we are at the forefront of project structure and funding solutions, including social infrastructure, renewable energy, energy storage and economic infrastructure space. Experience of traditional project finance solutions and more innovative approaches means we can advise on all infrastructure projects regardless of complexity or challenges.

Once a deal has reached close we maintain relationships with our clients based on an understanding of the original documents and the construction and operational issues that may arise. This continuity of advice means that we have extensive experience of advising in relation to operational matters, including voluntary and negotiated terminations, variations and disputes.

 
David Moore
David Moore
Man­aging Part­ner
UAE
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi
David is a transport projects lawyer whose experience includes advising on transport concessions, infrastructure development and operation, rolling stock procurement and transport regulation. He has a...
Bill Carr
Bill Carr
Part­ner
Head of India Desk
United Kingdom, London
Bill Carr is a partner in our London Corporate team. His main focus is on infrastructure and energy projects and corporate real estate transactions. Bill is an active member of the CMS Corporate group...
Jonathan Dames
Jonathan Dames
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jonathan has been a partner since 2007.  Jonathan’s practice has traditionally been split between energy project financing and infrastructure project finance. Jonathan has a wealth of experience in...
Jenny Durie
Jenny Durie
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Jenny is a partner based in Edinburgh.  She has many years of experience working on infrastructure projects across the UK, with a particular focus on operational PPP projects.  She advises on a range...
Robert Gray
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 advising...
Eleanor Lane
Eleanor Lane
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Eleanor has over 20 years’ experience advising on major transport projects of unusual complexity and/or national importance including public private partnerships (PFI and NPD), public service concessions...
Ailsa Ritchie
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...
Paul Smith
Paul Smith
Part­ner
Head of the CMS Energy, Projects and Construction 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 extensive...
Tom Ballard
Tom Ballard
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Tom is a Senior Associate in the Projects team
Camilla Bolton
Camilla Bolton
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Camilla Bolton is a Senior Associate in the Projects department