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Iona Hunter

Senior Associate

Contact
CMS (UAE) LLP
Level 15 Burj Daman
Dubai International Financial Centre
PO Box 506873
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Languages English

Iona is a Senior Associate in the IPF team specalising in advising on large, high value infrastructure projects, including in the health, education, waste, energy and transport sectors.

Iona acts for public sector clients, investors and funders on a variety of Public and Private partnerships, allowing her to understand the key drivers from each party’s perspective, and ultimately to find a deal which works for all sides. 

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Relevant experience

  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in relation to design, build, finance and maintain (DBFM) agreements for Eastwood and Maryhill Health Centres, Inverclyde Continuing Care facility and Gorbals and Woodside Health Centres and the design and build (capital financed) of Clydebank and Greenock Health centres, Stobhill Mental Health Facility and Parkhead Health Centre.  
  • The Laing O’Rourke/Aberdeen Asset Management consortium on their successful bid for the NPD DBFM for a new £220m acute hospital in Dumfries, funded by EIB and Aviva.  
  • Various public sector participants for the design and build and design, build, financing and maintenance of new schools through the Scottish Government’s Schools for the Future Programme. 
  • Nord LB as a senior funder to hub South West in relation to Dalbeattie Learning Campus DBFM, Ayr Academy DBFM, East Ayrshire Learning Campus DBFM, Largs DBFM, Cumbernauld Academy and Theatre DBFM and Queen Margaret Academy DBFM.
  • Transport Scotland on its procurements of (i) the M8, M73, M74 Motorway Improvements Project (£500m); and (ii) the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty DBFO project (£550m). 
  • Places Leisure on a number of leisure management and design, build operation and maintenance agreements in respect of various leisure facilities across the UK.  
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Education

  • 2009 – Diploma in Legal Practice, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh
  • 2008 – Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B), University of Glasgow, Glasgow
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04/02/2021
It’s good, but it’s not quite “sur­gic­al lin­guist­ic pre­ci­sion”: West­min­ster...
On 22 Janu­ary 2021, the High Court handed down its judg­ment in West­min­ster City Coun­cil v Sports and Leis­ure Man­age­ment Lim­ited [2021] EWHC 98 (TCC). The Court had been asked to de­term­ine the al­loc­a­tion...
17/11/2020
Is the pro­vi­sion of loc­al au­thor­ity sports and leis­ure fa­cil­it­ies out­side...
Back­ground A dis­pute arose between coun­cils across the UK and HM­RC in re­la­tion to VAT li­ab­il­ity of charges paid by mem­bers of the pub­lic for ac­cess to sports and leis­ure fa­cil­it­ies provided by those au­thor­it­ies...
18/04/2019
BARE­CON - The Im­port­ance of Class
In the re­cent case of Sil­ver­burn Ship­ping (IoM) Ltd -v- Ark Ship­ping Com­pany LLC [2019] EWHC 376 (Comm), the High Court ruled that an ob­lig­a­tion in a charter­party to keep a ves­sel in class is both an...
14/09/2018
A Big­ger Splash – Get­ting the most out of Leis­ure Out­sourcing
Loc­al au­thor­it­ies are con­stantly un­der pres­sure to in­crease sav­ings and de­crease cost, risk and re­source.  As a res­ult, over time there has been a steady in­crease in the out­sourcing of leis­ure ser­vices...
19/07/2018
Up­date to the hub Stand­ard Form DB­FM Agree­ment - SFT Stand­ard Form - Ver­sion...
Scot­tish Fu­tures Trust (SFT) have re­leased their first up­date of the Stand­ard Form DB­FM Agree­ment since Novem­ber 2016.  The DB­FM Agree­ment is the stand­ard form of doc­u­ment for the design, build, fin­ance...