Fladgate
Flatgate
Flatgate
Kim Fowler

Kim Fowler

Senior Associate

I am a specialist in infrastructure projects providing advice on all aspects of PFI projects including working on variations, terminations and assisting on M&A transactions.

About

I have been with Fladgate for 5 years. I specialise in infrastructure and construction projects. I have been involved in all aspects of the life cycle of an infrastructure project, including drafting project agreements, facility management contracts, construction contracts and providing contract administration advice during the contract period.

I advise both private and public sector bodies on projects including street-lighting projects, student accommodation projects, waste and hospital projects and contracts in the security and defence sector in both primary and secondary markets. I have worked for a range of clients including funders, developers, contractors and consultants.

Expertise

The scale and duration of projects in this sector call for specialist expertise in drafting and negotiating contracts. Our team has extensive experience in contracts for supply, installation, construction and facilities management, appointments, collateral warranties, bonds and parent company guarantee

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Our large dedicated construction team advise a wide range of clients on the legal aspects of construction projects, from contracts and other documentation to navigating EU procurement rules, appointing the appropriate professionals and resolving contractual issues during the construction phase.

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We advise secondary and primary-market investors in a range of sectors, PPPs/PFI and asset-backed vehicles we advise investors and contractors on their involvement with PPPs, PFIs and asset-backed vehicles and are experienced in drafting and negotiating appropriate forms of contract (including standard forms) and associated sub-contracts. We also act for a number of investors and contractors on existing renewable energy and battery storage projects, PPPs and PFIs, including advice to investors on the acquisition of portfolios of PFI/ PPP and renewable energy generation assets.

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Our large dedicated construction team provide non-contentious and contentious construction advice on domestic and international matters. We have acted for many of the leading funds and investors into the UK construction industry as well as a number of suppliers.

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Experience

  • Advising various project companies on streetlight LED upgrades. The upgrade works are all subject to existing PFI schemes for the provision and maintenance of street lighting and illuminated traffic signage.
  • Advised a project company on the termination of a PFI project following service of an authority voluntary termination. Such termination involved the negotiation of a settlement agreement with the local authority and subcontractors and agreeing the repayment of debt with the senior lenders.
  • Acted for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) on the sale of the DSG land business in a regulated tender. DSG is the main provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services of Army vehicles for the MOD, employing approximately 2,400 civilian staff. As part of the transaction, a £900 million 10-year service provision contract was placed with Babcock for the maintenance of the Army’s land vehicles.
  • Acting for a project company in relation to the novation of the sub-contract services during the operational phase of the PFI.

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