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Ray Hetherington, Principal Associate

Ray Hetherington

Principal Associate

Practice areas

  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Hotel and Leisure
  • Real estate sector
  • Retail

Practice notes

Ray is a Principal Associate in our Construction and Engineering team. He advises on non-contentious construction matters, with a focus on large renewable energy projects, large infrastructure projects and commercial property developments.

Ray has drafted, negotiated and reported upon standard form contracts, including NEC, FIDIC and MF/1 based building contracts, and bespoke construction contracts, professional appointments, novation agreements, collateral warranties, performance bonds, and parent company guarantees. Ray has also drafted, negotiated and reported on sale and purchase agreements, agreements for lease, development finance agreements, development management agreements, cost overrun guarantees and traditional funding agreements.

Ray leads on delivering the technology solutions in the Birmingham Construction Team on all major infrastructure projects in which he is involved, including facilitating an efficient delivery solution through my management of an electronic platform, enabling legal teams and clients to collaborate electronically.

Ray's experience includes the following:

Renewal energy experience:

  • advising two EU interconnector developers in relation to an interconnector project between two EU countries, including drafting (i) the EPC contract for the new converter stations in the respective EU countries; and (ii) the EPC contract for the HVAC cable link between the converter stations (FIDIC derived contracts).
  • advising a wind farm developer with the negotiation with two bidders of turbines supply agreements and services and maintenance agreements.
Large infrastructure project experience:
  • assisting Severn Trent with  their £2.3 billion AMP7/AMP8 capex and opex framework agreements (NEC4 derived call off terms).
  • advising a utility provider on its (i) £multi-billion electricity multi-supplier frameworks (NEC based call of terms) for substations, overhead lines and M&E works.
Commercial and build to rent residential development experience:
  • advising a retail sector client on the £125 million building contract (JCT Design and Build 2016 derived contract) for a warehouse and the related €141 million contract (MF/1 derived contract) for the supply and installation of the logistics system equipment, and the construction aspects of the forward funding purchase of the completed development by an institutional fund.
  • advising a developer client in respect of the £495 million share and unit purchase of the corporate entities procuring the construction of three build-to-rent developments.
  • advising a developer client in in relation to two of their build-to-rent developments (£160 million and £65 million developments respectively procured using JCT Design and Build 2016 derived contracts).