Andrew Lane
Senior Associate


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Summary Open

Andrew is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Energy & Infrastructure group, based in London.

Andrew advises lenders and sponsors on a number of project, corporate and other structured financings. He has worked on a number of project financings in the energy, infrastructure, mining and petrochemical sectors in the UK, Middle East, Asia, Australia and Africa. Andrew also spent 2017 seconded to the Natural Resources Department of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) in Tokyo.

Experience Open

    Andrew’s experience includes advising:
    • JBIC, as internal counsel, on its participation in the Yamal LNG project (US$27bn project financing).
    • The successful consortium on the acquisition of the Green Investment Bank.
    • The borrower and sponsors on the acquisition and financing of a UK solar farm.
    • The borrower and sponsors on the £580m refinancing of the London Gateway port facility, which was awarded IJGlobal European Refinancing Deal of the Year 2016.
    • The purchaser of a portfolio of debt assets of onshore wind-farms located in the UK.
    • The financiers of the winning WESTADIUM consortium bid for the AUS$870m Perth Stadium PPP in Perth, Australia.
    • The winning consortium for the AUS$7.05bn acquisition of the Queensland Motorways Group, owner and operator of toll roads in Brisbane, Australia.
    • As Australian counsel for a Chinese mining company’s financing of the US$820m purchase of Rio Tinto’s 80% interest in the Northparkes underground copper mine in New South Wales, Australia.
    • A West Australian diversified mining company on the establishment of a secured AUS$170m multi-option facility agreement for the construction and development of the Tropicana gold project in Western Australia.

Education Open

  • University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Laws
  • University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Commerce

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Law Society of New South Wales

Employment Record Open

  • 2018 – present: Senior Associate, Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2015 – 2018: Associate, Allen & Overy
  • 2011 – 2015: Solicitor, King & Wood Mallesons (formerly Mallesons Stephen Jaques)