International law firm Norton Rose is promoting six energy and infrastructure associates based across a number of offices to the partnership. Madhavi Gosavi in London advises international construction companies and financial institutions on infrastructure projects. Her particular focus is transportation PPPs, especially in the roads and rail sectors.
Nadim Khan in Dubai heads up the banking practice in Dubai. He advises on general banking and project finance and is recognised for his leading expertise in advising on Islamic financing techniques and structures.
Anne Lapierre in Paris concentrates on the energy sector with a current focus on electricity trading and renewable energy, including wind farm financing, in France.
Nick Prowse in London advises international and national oil companies, governments, developers and lenders on major energy transactions. He specialises in the upstream and downstream natural gas industry.
Jeff Smith in Singapore specialises in the development and financing of major energy and infrastructure projects in Asia.
John Wood in London is an expert in the UK energy sector and advises clients in the gas and electricity sectors as well as other utilities.
Norton Rose has been advising on energy and infrastructure law for over 150 years and is today one of the leading law firms in the sector. Highlights of the firm’s experience in 2005 include the innovative US$1bn multi-sourced financing for Bapco; the €300mn Larnaca and Paphos Airports project in Cyprus; the Astraeus wind farm portfolio financing in the UK, Republic of Ireland and France; the US$7.6bn multisourced financing of the QatarGas II LNG liquefaction facilities; the largest electricity and water privatisation project in the Middle East – Taweelah B; advising the lenders on the Dragon LNG terminal at Milford Haven in Wales; acting for CKI/UU consortium on the acquisition of North of England gas local distribution network; and advising Sonangol, the state oil company of Angola, on its largest oil-backed trade financing transaction.