Parwana Zahib-Majed has over 13 years of experience in advising on PPPs and public procurement with a focus on infrastructure, health and transport PPP projects.

Parwana has experience of working for public and private sector clients giving her a strong understanding of the commercial and policy drivers of each of the key parties involved in transactions of this nature. Parwana has drafted PPP legislation, policy, and guidelines as well as drafting and negotiating complex PPP contracts.

She advises on all elements of PPP project documentation (including project/concession agreements, operation and maintenance subcontracts and ancillary documents), complex payment mechanisms and project security/enhancement documentation.

Parwana also has significant experience in working with financing documentation and ensuring that the interface between project and financing documentation is properly addressed as well as helping to create innovative structures which allow a transaction to be “bankable” or “fundable”. She also has extensive experience in advising on operational projects which, coupled with her experience of closing deals, means she has an in-depth understanding of the issues and risks associated with a PPP transactions or government outsourcing.

Parwana is Co-Chair of DLA Piper UK's Leadership Alliance for Women.