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Eversheds advises CDB on financial aspects of Hinkley Point C

Eversheds advises CDB on financial aspects of Hinkley Point C

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  • United Kingdom

    30-09-2016

    Eversheds has advised a consortium of Chinese banks, led by China Development Bank Corporation (CDB), on key financial aspects of the £16 billion Hinkley Point C nuclear new-build project (HPC).

    Comprising partners Alex Doughty (London), Jay Ze (Beijing), Samuel Chau (Hong Kong), Kang Qiao (Associate, Beijing) and Lim Jian Liang (Associate, London), the Eversheds team provided advice on the initial c. £4 billion credit facilities, with a further c. £4 billion of facilities to follow.

    HPC, Europe's largest infrastructure project, which is to be built near the existing Hinkley Point B station in Somerset, is scheduled for completion in 2023. It is expected to provide seven per cent. of the UK’s electricity needs and operate for 60 years.

    Alex Doughty commented:

    “Hinkley Point C is one of the most complex project financings currently underway anywhere in the world. It has been an extremely challenging and interesting piece of work, involving the development of innovative structures. It is a great example of an Eversheds team successfully working across our offices and my thanks go to everyone for all their hard work in bringing this initial financing phase to a successful close.”

    Rob Pitcher added:

    “Our work on Hinkley confirms that Eversheds is now one of the leading international energy and finance firms. Hinkley Point C is a ‘once in a generation’ project and it has been instrumental in putting Eversheds at the forefront of large-scale energy projects in the UK, Europe and around the world.”

    Jay Ze noted:

    “China Development Bank is a strategically important client of the firm. Our work on Hinkley means we are now well-positioned to target further instructions from them. I would like to highlight the success of our cross-centre team and express my thanks for their outstanding legal and project management skills.”

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