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Robert Pitcher, Partner

Robert Pitcher

Partner

Joint Head of Energy & Infrastructure (International)

Practice areas

  • Brexit
  • Corporate
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Project and infrastructure finance

Practice notes

Brexit and the legal implications for businesses

Rob Pitcher heads our international infrastructure group, which delivers legal advice on projects in social, transport and energy infrastructure.

Rob leads on joint venture and consortium arrangements for international projects, as well as the operational and regulatory arrangements relating to nuclear new build projects, such as regulatory undertakings, fuel supply and transport and decommissioning arrangements.

Over the years, Rob has developed a particular specialism in advising Chinese and other Asian investors which are expanding in emerging and developed markets in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In particular, Rob acts for a number of Chinese State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) which invest in infrastructure projects internationally.

A snapshot of Rob´s flagship projects includes advising:

  • A Chinese SOE on its proposed investment in the £16 billion Hinkley Point C nuclear new build project in the UK, which is set to add 3.2GW to the energy mix once completed.
  • A Hong Kong listed Asian investment fund on its bid for the acquisition of London City Airport, one of UK´s key transport infrastructure assets.
  • A Chinese SOE on its investment in 70% of Slovakia´s electricity infrastructure operational assets through the acquisition of an electricity utility company.
  • A Swiss HQ’ed global commodity player on the project development and then sale of a ground-breaking bioethanol plant and associated port infrastructure in Sierra Leone.
  • Caja Madrid, Spain´s oldest savings bank, in connection with End’s bid for utility giant Endesa (€11b).
  • Shaw Group in its investment in the acquisition vehicle used by Toshiba in its acquisition of Westinghouse (US$5.4bn).
  • An international power company on its potential acquisition of on-shore wind farm assets from an international utility company (c.£600m).
  • Macquarie in relation to the Initial Public Offering of Energy Assets, one of the largest smart metering businesses in the UK.

Contact Rob for advice on infrastructure projects in Europe or Asia, by emailing robertpitcher@eversheds.com

 

 

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