Nabarro boosts infrastructure practice

The UK-based law firm has added three new partners to its infrastructure, energy and construction team.

International law firm Nabarro has expanded its infrastructure, energy and construction practice in the UK with the arrival of three new partners from competing firms.

Chris Hallam, previously partner of Pinsent Masons’ transactional construction team, will join Nabarro’s Manchester office, while White & Case senior energy and infrastructure lawyer Lucy Plowright will join the firm’s London office as partner.

According to a Nabarro press release, Hallam’s experience includes working on the $1 billion Wembley Stadium redevelopment, rail infrastructure project CrossRail as well as on Europe’s largest municipal waste scheme in Greater Manchester.

Plowright has extensive experience in international infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships (PPPs). According to the statement, her recent roles include A7 – the first German-based project to benefit from the European Investment Bank’s Project Bond Credit Enhancement initiative (PBCE), which bumped the instrument’s credit rating 1.5 notches compared to the original rating to AAA by Moody’s; the D4/R7 Expressway in Slovakia; the E18 in Finland; and the A1/A6 in the Netherlands.

In addition to transportation, Plowright also focuses on waste and energy.

Hallam and Plowright join Nabarro shortly after David Parton, previously head of construction at Irwin Mitchell, also joined the firm.

“We are very excited about the skills and opportunities they bring to the team which will help us to capitalise not only on major domestic infrastructure projects such as HS2, Thames Tideway and CrossRail 2, but the opportunities we are increasingly seeing to advise clients in Asia and the Middle East,” co-head of Nabarro’s ICE group James Snape said, referring to the three new partners.

In addition to its London headquarters and Manchester office, Nabarro has offices in Sheffield, Brussels, Singapore and Dubai, the latter two serving as hubs for the firm’s Asia- and Middle East-based clients.