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Kristy Duane

Co-Head of the CMS Infrastructure & Projects Group

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
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

  • Aquila European Renewables Income plc in relation to the €150m IPO on the main market, subsequent €40m institutional placing and various renewables M&A transactions.
  • Atlantis Holdings and AXA Investment Managers-Real Assets in relation to the acquisition of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP’s 33.33% stake in Acciona Energia Internacional, S.A for €445m and partial sale of 13.33% to ACCIONA.
  • 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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Memberships & Roles

  • Trustee, Friends of UWA in the UK & Europe.
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  • 1997 - LLB, University of Western Australia, Perth.
  • 1997 - BSc, University of Western Australia, Perth.
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