Edward is an experienced commercial and projects lawyer, specialising in projects in the infrastructure, transport, and energy sectors.

He has significant domestic and international experience advising a wide range of market participants (including public bodies, banks, institutional investors, sponsors, developers, corporates and investment funds) on project structuring, and the commercial, funding and financing elements of projects and project finance transactions.

Edward also has in-depth expertise advising public sector and private sector clients on complex commercial contracting and procurement matters, with a particular focus on transactions in the transport sector.

Work Highlights

Lodestone Energy Limited

Advising Lodestone Energy Limited in connection with the holdco financing provided to it by funds managed by IFM Investors Pty. Ltd in respect of its $300 million procurement and construction of five solar farms in New Zealand.

The Treasury

Advising The Treasury on Wellington City Council’s $400 million funding for its sludge minimisation facility utilising financing provided by various funders pursuant to the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Act 2020 model.

Eastern Porirua Regeneration Project

Advising Porirua City Council on the funding and delivery of infrastructure in connection with the Eastern Porirua Regeneration Project, the first project to benefit from the Crown’s Housing Acceleration Fund.

Infrastructure Acceleration Fund

Advising Kāinga Ora on the funding and housing outcomes agreements entered into with multiple territorial authorities in respect of the funding of infrastructure projects from the Infrastructure Acceleration Fund.

Infrastructure Holdings Limited

Acting for Nelson City Council, Tasman District Council and several of their council-controlled organisations on the establishment of a new council-controlled organisation (Infrastructure Holdings Limited) and accession of Infrastructure Holdings Limited to the Local Government Funding Agency finance programme.

Public transport contracts

Advising various regional authorities on matters relating to their bus services contracts with public transport operators.

UK West Coast Rail

Advising Rock Rail West Coast Plc (joint venture between Rock Rail and Aberdeen Standard Investments as sponsors) on £350 million financing, procurement and leasing of rolling stock manufactured by Hitachi Rail Limited for the UK West Coast rail franchise.

UK Military Flying Training Service

Advising Affinity Flying Training Services on financing and commercial elements of the UK Military Flying Training Services fixed wing PPP transaction, delivering fixed wing training capacity to the UK Ministry of Defence.

Areas of Expertise

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