Public private partnerships (PPP) and PFI
Delivering a PPP (being a long-term, high-value and strategically important arrangement between public and private sector partners) requires experienced and dedicated support. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience advising both public and private sector partners (and funders) on the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and other PPP arrangements.
Our PPP experts provide a complete service by bringing together a deep understanding of projects, and the documents which underpin them, with specialist advice across areas such as environmental law, banking, employment and pensions, planning and construction, procurement, intellectual property (IP), information technology, taxation and insurance.
What we do
- Our clients – local and central government, health trusts, suppliers to government and funders.
- Dedicated lawyers - including six partners based in Nottingham, London and Birmingham, plus a team of specialists supporting our core projects expertise.
- Specialist services - PFI (including refinancings, variations and advice on PFI expiry), PPP, and other long-term partnering arrangements between the public and private sectors.
- Full service - specialists in procurement, property, construction, IP, funding, tax and employment issues arising from projects.
Cheshire East Council
Advising Cheshire East Council on innovative proposals to procure a development partner to work with them to exploit geo-thermal resources. This would be the first deep geo-thermal project of its type in the UK.
Crown Commercial Service
Advising the Crown Commercial Service on the multi-billion GBP procurement of energy frameworks to supply gas and power to all government bodies in England and Wales.
Advising EOS on its bid to run a number of the new Community Rehabilitation Centres established by MOJ following the winding down of local probation trusts.
A local authority
Advising a local authority on the outsourcing of its learning and achievement services and HR and finance services - strategically important for the Council as it forms part of the overall revision of its future service delivery model.
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