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David Wyles

Partner

David has over 25 years of experience, acting for lenders and sponsors on infrastructure and energy financings.

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Experience

He advises on transactions across a wide range of assets, including airports, seaports, roads, rail, renewables, gas and electricity transmission and distribution, TMT, water and PPP. 

He is listed as a leading individual for Infrastructure in Chambers and Legal 500.

David has advised:
 

  • Allianz/ Amber Infrastructure/ Dalmore Capital/ DIF on the platform financing for their successful consortium bid for the £4.2bn Thames Tideway Tunnel project in London (European Infra Deal of the Year 2015 Project Finance International/ European Social Infrastructure Project of the Year 2016 Infrastructure Journal Debt Awards for Excellence/ Project Finance Deal of the Year 2016 IFLR European Awards/  Projects Grand Prix 2016 Partnership Awards)
  • Aena Desarrollo Internacional and First State Investments on their bid for Sofia Airport in Bulgaria, on its privatisation
  • GIC on the financing of the proposed acquisition of North Sea Midstream Partners in the UK and on the subsequent equity sell down by Wren Capital
  • Lenders on the holdco financing for the proposed acquisition by the QIC/ DIF/ Capstone consortium of Elenia, the Finnish electricity distribution business
  • A confidential bidder on the midco financing for the proposed acquisition of 51% of National Grid's gas distribution networks business in the UK including the staple platform financing
  • Lenders on the midco financing for the acquisition by Dalmore Capital/ Equitix/ Rock Rail/ JII of an interest in Agility Trains 
  • Amber/ Dalmore Capital/ Local Pensions Partnership on the midco platform financing for the proposed acquisition of High Speed 1
  • Lenders on the financing for the acquisition by the DIF/ Aberdeen Standard/ LPPIL of Elenia Heat, the Finnish district heating business
  • Transmission Capital Partners on the bond financing of its acquisition of the Dudgeon OFTO in the UK
  • Brookfield Infrastructure Debt Fund on the holdco financing for Oaktree Capital in respect of Eolia SCR, the Spanish renewables company
  • Abengoa Water and Sojitz Corporation on the MIGA-backed project financing of a 60,000 m3/d reverse osmosis water desalination plant in Accra, Ghana
  • Al Shoula Consortium (which includes a group of Spain's leading rail and construction companies) on its successful bid for the concession in respect of Phase 2 of the Haramain High Speed Railway Project between the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah in Saudi Arabia