Lillian Mackenzie heads up the UK Projects practice at DLA Piper and is experienced in advising on complex, high value infrastructure projects from all sides of the transaction, having advised a mix of sponsors, key supply chain members, funders and procuring authorities in the infrastructure sector, over 20 years.

Her experience encompasses projects under a number of different procurement models, including PFI, PPP, NPD and MIM procurement models and spans a range of sectors. Lillian’s experience is particularly strong in the social infrastructure sector, including health and education. She deals primarily with the finance, corporate and project agreement aspects of transactions.

Many of the transactions Lillian has worked on have been innovative pathfinders in the relevant sector. For example, since February 2016, Lillian has led the DLA Piper team advising on various different aspects of the Welsh Government's Mutual Investment Model (MIM) programme. MIM is a distinct form of PPP used in the United Kingdom (Wales). DLA Piper’s role to date has included the successful development of a suite of standard form MIM documents that have been classified as "off government debt" by ONS and EUROSTAT (which is important for additionality of public sector budgets) and advice on the procurement and delivery of three key pathfinder projects across the education, health and transport sectors.