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Andrew S. Davies


Andrew Davies advises public and private sector clients on long term strategic joint ventures, outsourcings and infrastructure projects, particularly with regards to project financing.

He has significant experience across a number of sectors including health, education and transport, with particular knowledge in the waste and energy sector as well as structuring innovative contractual solutions.

Within the waste and energy sector, Andrew has a broad range of clients in the private sector and funder community. Andrew advises large corporate clients on significant waste and energy projects, but also has experience in assisting innovative start-up businesses.

Providing advice over a number of years to the waste PPP sector has allowed Andrew to develop strong experience as a Project Finance energy lawyer, understanding the allocation of risks necessary to ensure a transaction is bankable, whilst also ensuring that sponsors only cede ground where required.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • Advising the Alauna Renewable Energy Limited joint venture as the successful preferred bidder on the Edinburgh Food Waste Project procured by the Councils of Edinburgh and Midlothian. The project involved the design, finance, construction and operation of a state of the art facility for recycling food waste. The project was an innovative project in the green energy sector providing for the recycling of food waste in Edinburgh.
  • Advised Transport for Greater Manchester on its integrated Smart Ticketing Scheme.
  • Advised Shanks Group plc on the procurement of Cumbria Waste PPP, a 25 year concession for the treatment of residual waste and management of household waste recycling centres.
  • Advised the Olympic Delivery Authority in relation to the procurement of a number contracts for the delivery of the London 2012 Olympics. This involved the delivery of more than 20 procurements across a broad range of sectors (e.g. IT, logistics, goods, services).
  • Advised Senior Lenders and Hedging Banks in closing the $490m financing for the Long Beach Court House in California; the first social infrastructure project in California.
  • Advised Balfour Beatty in relation to the outsourcing by North East Lincolnshire of its regeneration services.
  • Manchester University, LLB (Hons), First
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, Legal Practice Course, Distinction


Andrew received the award for ''Legal Week Intelligence Client Partner of the Year at the 2015'' British Legal Awards

Prior Experience

2012 to date, Partner, DLA Piper
2008 to 2012, Associate, DLA Piper
2006 to 2008, Associate, London based corporate law firm
2003 to 2008, Assistant, DLA Piper
2001 to 2003, Trainee Solicitor, DLA Piper