Infrastructure expert rises to partner

Iain Duncan has been made a partner at law firm Simmons & Simmons in London. Duncan is experienced in areas such as energy and surface transportation.

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has promoted London-based infrastructure attorney Iain Duncan – hired in 2002 as a trainee – to partner, according to a press statement.

Newcastle Law School alumni Duncan “qualified into” the projects group in 2004, according to his curriculum vitae.

Simmons & Simmons, via its projects group, offers project finance, concession and consortium agreement advice and negotiation, environmental impact assessment and construction contracting. The firm has been an adviser to Citadel Capital and Deutsche Bank, and helped Waste Recycling Group in its 2007 bid to provide waste management to Derby city council.

Duncan is versed in energy and surface transportation infrastructure. He has provided legal counsel to London Stock Exchange-listed E.ON UK as well as Transport for London, or TfL, which is responsible for running the transportation system for Greater London. Duncan did not respond to a request for additional comment.

Simmons & Simmons has a 750-person office in London.