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Eleanor Lane

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
1 West Regent Street
Glasgow
G2 1AP
United Kingdom
Languages English, French

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 and strategic outsourcing projects. 

She has a particular specialism in shipping / maritime matters.

Eleanor is an accredited specialist in procurement law. She has advised the Scottish public sector on some of the biggest and most high-profile roads, rail and maritime projects to come to the market in recent years including the procurement of the MV Loch Seaforth, the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements, the Glasgow Subway Upgrade and the AWPR DBFO.

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Eleanor’s "capacity for leading major projects stands out"

Chambers UK

"a good, sensible practitioner who does a lot of rail work."

Chambers 2018

Relevant experience

  • Transport Scotland / Scottish Ministers on the PPP/NPD procurements of the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements, AWPR and the M80 Stepps to Haggs DBFO.
  • Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) on the procurement of a new-build vessel to replace the NLV Pole Star.
  • Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) on the procurement of the MV Loch Seaforth (including ship building contract, operating lease, charterparties and subsequent purchase).
  • Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) on the Glasgow Subway Modernisation Project.
  • Sevan Marine ASA on multiple charterparties, services agreements, IP licences and Duty Holder contracts for their patented circular FPSOs.
  • Highlands & Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) on the procurement, construction contract and lease of two Twin Otters for the lifeline public service obligation run between Glasgow and the Western Isles.
  • Britoil plc on a refreshed charter and purchase option of the FPSO “Petrojarl Foinaven”, the first FPSO to be stationed in the harsh West of Shetland environment. 
  • Major utility on a range of transportation and shipping contracts, harbour access agreements with various UK ports, stevedoring and storage / warehousing services.
  • Places Leisure on multiple outsourcing and PFI contracts for provision of leisure services across England.
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Education

  • 1999 – Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
  • 1998 - Law, LLB, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
  • 1994 - BA (Hons) Theology, University of Durham, Durham
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11/08/2021
Trans­port de­car­bon­isa­tion – plot­ting a mari­time course to net zero 
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04/08/2021
UK trans­port de­car­bon­isa­tion strategy – im­pact for avi­ation sec­tor
On 14 Ju­ly 2021, the UK De­part­ment for Trans­port (“DfT”) pub­lished a wide-reach­ing policy plan on de­car­bon­ising trans­port and the tar­gets and am­bi­tions re­quired to meet the UK’s net-zero tar­gets...
28/07/2021
The Road to net zero – High­ways Eng­land’s plan for de­car­bon­isa­tion by 2050
In light of the UK’s trans­port de­car­bon­isa­tion plan, and the tar­gets and am­bi­tions re­quired to meet the UK’s net-zero tar­gets (the “De­car­bon­isa­tion Plan”), High­ways Eng­land has is­sued its com­pre­hens­ive ...
26/07/2021
UK trans­port de­car­bon­isa­tion strategy– im­pact for rail sec­tor
On 14 Ju­ly 2021, the UK De­part­ment for Trans­port (“DfT”) pub­lished a wide-reach­ing policy plan on de­car­bon­ising trans­port and the tar­gets and am­bi­tions re­quired to meet the UK’s net-zero tar­gets...
10/06/2021
Mak­ing so­cial value a pri­or­ity
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CMS Mari­time Over­view
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26/03/2021
Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – The Ever Giv­en
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24/03/2021
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01/03/2021
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01/03/2021
CMS In­fra­struc­ture: The Road to Re­cov­ery Pod­cast
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09/02/2021
CMS se­cures North­ern Light­house Board ap­point­ment
Law firm CMS has been ap­poin­ted to ad­vise the North­ern Light­house Board (NLB) on the pro­cure­ment of a new ves­sel to re­place the NLV Pole Star. The Oban-based 52.5m ves­sel, used for buoy-lay­ing and oth­er...