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Shona Sanders


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Saltire Court
20 Castle Terrace
United Kingdom
Languages English

Shona Sanders is a consultant within our International Project Finance Group. In this role she leads our Scottish team on the funding aspects of PFI/PPP and other large scale infrastructure projects and is a key member of our Scottish team advising on the funding aspects of projects within the energy and climate change sector (including renewables and oil and gas).

Shona has more than 25 years' experience in the banking and finance sector having qualified in Scots Law in 1989 and English Law in 1998 and subsequently held partner roles within private practice in the UK and a senior project finance role in Australia. Shona has also spent time on secondment as acting European General Counsel of National Australia Group and worked in house at a Renewables Developer. These various roles have resulted in a broad range of experience and a good understanding of the concerns of different stakeholders.

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“Very able, knows the sector, and extremely good at structuring documentation to reflect commercial deal.”

Santander UK plc response to Chambers/Legal 500

Relevant experience

  • Balfour Beatty in relation to the GBP 60m plus bond financing of student accommodation for Edinburgh University.
  • Laing O'Rourke Consortium in relation to GBP 220m plus Aviva Note and EIB financing of Dumfries and Galloway Acute Services NPD project.
  • Lending syndicate (KfW, Helaba, EIB) in relation to GBP 200m plus debt financing of Glasgow College NPD project.
  • Nord LB in relation to portfolio of 5 Schools projects (aggregate lend in excess of GBP 150m).
  • Transport Scotland on funding aspects (bank, bond and multilateral debt) in relation to the GBP 550m plus financing of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.
  • Project Co in relation to the GBP 100m plus financing of Edinburgh and Midlothian Residual Waste Treatment project.
  • Transport Scotland on funding aspects in relation to the GBP 500m plus financing of the M73/M74/M8 road project.
  • HSBC in relation to financing aspects of the restructuring of the Denholm Oil Group.
  • BP in relation to financing aspects of an exploration joint venture.
  • Santander and Close in relation to various onshore wind projects.
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  • 2010 - International Private Law, European Law, Civil Law, University of Edinburgh
  • 1998 - Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test, College of Law
  • 1987 - Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Edinburgh 
  • 1986 - LLB, University of Edinburgh
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  • Law Society of Scotland, Law Society
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