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William Simmons


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

William Simmons is a partner with a background in corporate who has specialised in project work for over 15 years.

He has particular expertise in PFI/PPP schemes, having worked on some of the largest accommodation projects in the UK.

William advises concession companies, public sector bodies, construction companies, financial institutions, service providers and investors. He also retains a corporate practice with particular reference to the needs of his projects clients.

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“William Simmons attracts considerable praise for his expertise in the domestic power market”

Legal 500

Relevant experience

  • SSE plc on disposal of various street lighting PFI projects.
  • The sponsors on the University of Edinburgh Student Accommodation project, being only the second wrapped project bond in Europe since the credit crunch.
  • On various secondary market transactions.
  • Worcestershire Hospital SPV on a major variation to create an oncology unit.
  • Various biomethane "gas to grid" projects.
  • A Northern Ireland PFI highways contract.
  • Advising on  operational issues on numerous PFI/PP projects.
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  • LLB (Hons), University of Glasgow, Glasgow
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