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William Spickett, Partner

William Spickett



French: Competent

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Project and infrastructure finance

Practice notes

Will is a Partner in our commercial practice group and is a member of our Government and Infrastructure sector group. He trained with Eversheds Sutherland and has been advising on a range of infrastructure projects since qualification.

Will acts for both public and private sector clients using a variety of PPP models to deliver infrastructure projects in both the UK and abroad. In particular he specialises in all aspects of rail projects including design integration, railway operation and maintenance and rolling stock manufacture and commissioning.

His recent experience includes: advising an international rail operator on its bids to operate light and heavy rail networks in Israel, the Middle East and US; advising the NDFA in Ireland on a number of strategically important PPP's in the health, education and social housing sectors; acting for a consortium of entities on its bid to operate a high-speed railway in south east Asia; acting for the UK Department for Transport in connection with the transfer of rail franchises to section 30 operators, awards (including direct awards) of rail franchises and advice in connection with new rolling stock procurements and cascades to operators; advising West Midlands Combined Authority on the contracts for the supply and long-term maintenance of a new fleet of trams; advising a college and an NHS body on variations to existing PFI arrangements; advising the Bangladeshi Government's PPP Office on its PPP framework and standard suite of contracts in relation to a hospital, social housing and air traffic control PPP; advising the Borough of Lambeth on various procurement and commercial issues on its social housing PFI scheme.

He is listed in Chambers & Partners for the UK Rail Sector and a "Notable Practitioner" for rail franchising.