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Brian is a Partner and head of the Commercial Team and Head of the Energy & Resource Management sector at Ashfords LLP.

Brian has significant experience in advising clients on sub-contracts, service contracts, EPC contracts, joint venture arrangements, corporate governance and M&A arrangements. This experience includes both contentious and non-contentious matters. Brian is recognised as a Leader in his field by Legal 500.

Relevant experience

  • Pennon: Lead adviser to the Pennon in-house legal team on the sale of Viridor Limited for £4.2bn in respect of the commercial and property aspects.
  • Lakeside Energy from Waste: Lead adviser on the possible relocation of the 440ktpa energy from waste facility west of London.
  • Funds/Sponsors: Advising on numerous investments (as lead equity investor) including the acquisitions, sales and developments of energy from waste/biomass, Anaerobic Digestion and solar projects.
  • Developer: Advising a developer on the restructuring and second phase of a distressed biomass project.
  • Viridor: Lead adviser in respect of a Polymers recycling plant including the cross border (USA, France, Singapore) supply of end-products.
  • Urbaser S.A. and Meridiam: Advising Urbaser S.A. in respect of their bid for the Belgrade EFW Project (based on UK PFI standards).
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