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Sam Tye

Sam Tye

Partner

I am the head of our Green Energy Group and I have been involved in a broad range of private company work including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and shareholder arrangements, corporate finance and debt finance across a range of sectors but with a particular focus on PFI, projects and infrastructure, renewables and project finance.

About

During my career as a lawyer I have been involved in advising across a wide range of infrastructure projects. I have extensive experience of advising on issues that arise on projects and renewable assets during the construction and operational phases including variations to project finance documentation, the termination of projects and defaults occurring under project finance documentation as well as investment and M&A in this sector.

A number of my clients in the infrastructure sector began during the course of the 2010s to invest in and develop renewable and low carbon projects. As a consequence, I have been involved in advising on a range of renewable and low carbon projects. It was through this initial exposure to renewables that I became increasingly aware of, and interested in, the wider green agenda.

I have been able to combine my interest in the green agenda with my career by heading up Fladgate’s Green Energy Group. Climate change is already having a significant effect on the Earth, however, if we take action now, we can avoid the worst effects of climate change that will arise. I hope that through my work with Fladgate’s Green Energy Group I can contribute to the UK’s progress towards Net Zero by 2050 and help to protect future generations.

Expertise

A team with the expertise, track record and resources to service a wide range of domestic and international clients on large-scale transactions, and our clients range from entrepreneurs to quoted multinational corporations, we have particular strength and an established reputation in the mid-market.

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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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Through our extensive relationships with law firms around the world, our clients gain access to teams of lawyers worldwide with a deep understanding of the legal issues faced by businesses in the energy and resources sectors. We have particular experience of energy-related transactions in Africa and Eastern Europe.

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We act across a broad swathe of corporate matters in the UK and internationally on both public and private deals.

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Experience

  • Advised Equitix on the refinancing of the Wern Ddu and Kessingland wind farms with Triodos Bank.
  • Advised John Laing Group on the sale of its interest in the Runcorn energy from waste plant.
  • Advised Equitix on the acquisition of a 50% interest in the Pant Y Wal Extension wind farm.
  • Advised Equitix on the acquisition of Foresight's interests in a portfolio of projects including the Bishop Auckland Hospital project and Sandwell Schools project.
  • Advised various clients on issues arising on PFI and non-PFI projects including early termination, refinancing, defaults under senior finance documents and project variations.

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