Squire Patton Boggs boosts infra team

Nick Helm, who specialises in PPP schemes, joins the firm’s global infrastructure group after 16 years at DLA Piper.

Cleveland-based law firm Squire Patton Boggs has added another infrastructure specialist, appointing Nick Helm as a partner working out of the firm’s Manchester office.

Helm, who will serve as an infrastructure project finance specialist for the firm’s real estate practice, joins Squire Patton Boggs after 16 years at London-based DLA Piper. His infrastructure experience includes work on PPP schemes, social and energy infrastructure and mergers and acquisitions.

Robin Baillie, who leads the firm’s infrastructure team in the UK and Europe, said Helm will strengthen the firm in the energy, healthcare and transport industries. “Coupled with the recent additions of Henry Davey from Herbert Smith and Andrew Herring from DWF, the European Infrastructure practice continues to go from strength to strength,” Baillie added.

The move comes as the firm continues to expand its global infrastructure industry group in the US, UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Earlier this month, PPP specialist Tatjana Misulic joined Squire Patton Boggs as a council in the firm’s Washington, DC office.

“We see opportunities to continue to build our profile as the firm to advise on infrastructure and policy, marrying our public policy capability with deep-seated relationships across the region,” said Rob Elvin, managing partner at the firm’s Manchester office.