Emmanuel Ninos



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Emmanuel is a Partner in the Energy and Infrastructure group in London with a focus on project contract documentation, including construction contracts (including EPC contracts), operation and maintenance contracts, concession agreements and ancillary documentation such as direct agreements and performance security.

Experience Open

    Emmanuel’s experience includes advising:
    • Burbo Extension Ltd, a consortium of Ørsted A/S (previously DONG Energy A/S), Danish pension provider PKA and KIRKBI A/S, on the construction aspects of the sale of transmission assets valued at approximately £193m to Diamond Transmission Partners BBE Limited pursuant to the OFTO regime.
    • European renewables platform Vortex, which is managed by the private equity arm of EFG Hermes, on its acquisition of 365 MW UK solar PV portfolio with an enterprise value of c. £470m from TerraForm Power.  Comprising 24 operational assets, Vortex’s new acquisition represents one of the largest solar PV portfolios in the UK.
    • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition, on behalf of its Copenhagen Infrastructure II fund, of two onshore wind projects in Texas, Bearkat Renewable Energy Project (366MW) and Blue Cloud Renewable Energy Project (150MW), from Tri Global Energy.
    • BlackRock owned project company on the EKF backed construction financing for the 160MW Tellenes wind farm in Norway, including the power purchase arrangements with Google. This deal was listed as one of Inspiratia’s top ten most significant renewables deals of 2016.
    • The potential lenders for a nuclear power station on the construction documentation.
    • The Lenders on the construction documentation for a hydoelectric plant in Honduras.
    • The Lenders to the Milton Keynes waste project sponsored by AmeyCespa and involving construction by AmeyCespa of a 130,000 tpa combined MBT/AD/ATT energy from waste plant.
    • The Lenders on the EPC contract (FIDIC Based), management services agreement and O&M agreements for a solar project in Rwanda.
    • The Lenders supporting a bidder on the M8/M73/M74 motorway improvement project in Scotland.
    • The Lenders on the construction aspects of the development of a number of commercial and residential buildings forming part of the King’s Cross area redevelopment.
    • The Lenders on the structuring of the construction procurement and related documentation (EPC Contracts, PMC Contracts, bonds, guarantees and direct agreements) for an oil refinery in Turkey.
    • The Project Company for an iron ore mining project in West Africa on the procurement of the construction contracts for the port facilities and the rail connection works.
    • The Project Company procuring the construction of a pipeline in South Eastern Europe on the form of contract for the: onshore pipeline construction works; offshore marine works; ancillary onshore construction works (compressor stations, support roads); and contracts for the supply of materials.
    • Different purchasers of onshore wind farms on the residual risk in the construction contracts, turbine supply contracts and operating and maintenance contracts.

Education Open

  • University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Law LL.B
  • College of Law York, LPC

Employment Record Open

  • 2012 – 2015: Allen & Overy LLP, associate
  • 2007 – 2012: Shadbolt LLP and Clyde & Co LLP, trainee and associate
  • 2006 – 2007: AMEY Plc Group Legal, paralegal

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