Editorial Blog

16 April 2015 - Softly spoken

For all the high-viz jackets and hard hats, the parties’ manifestos are short on any new infrastructure plans Comments: 0Read more...

13 March 2015 - Busy times

Three deals reaching financial close in two days would have been remarkable in the boom times. But what does it say about today’s market? Comments: 0Read more...

6 February 2015 - Clarity at last?

Lord Adonis’s willingness to use private finance offers the potential of a coherent infrastructure financing policy after the election Comments: 1Read more...

6 January 2015 - Silly season begins

Recent claims and counterclaims over the Green Investment Bank look likely to be the first salvo in a long election battle, in which infrastructure is set to be in the firing line Comments: 0Read more...

15 December 2014 - What Would Ed Do?

A recent comment on a young people’s forum has raised further questions over how a Labour government might use private finance in infrastructure projects Comments: 0Read more...

4 December 2014 - A maturing plan

This year’s Autumn Statement has been met with the usual industry scepticism, but may yet offer some positives. But has PF2 become the coalition’s in-joke? Comments: 0Read more...

14 November 2014 - Banking bonanza

Multilateral infrastructure banks appear to be the new big thing Comments: 0Read more...

11 November 2014 - Aggregate score draw

The aggregator model has reached commercial close, but is it too late for PF2? Comments: 0Read more...

29 October 2014 - Stuck in the past

Eighty-five years to the day since the event that triggered the Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression, the global economy is far from secure Comments: 0Read more...

29 September 2014 - Lacking inspiration

Party conference season has yet to shine any light on what a new government might do in infrastructure come next May Comments: 0Read more...

24 September 2014 - Water relief

The recent New Zealand election result spells good news for the PPP industry, with the water sector potentially the next to benefit Comments: 0Read more...

11 September 2014 - Indian summer

It’s been a long, dark winter for many in the UK PPP market, but as we head into autumn there are signs of progress at last Comments: 0Read more...

27 August 2014 - No education

A new report into what schools are doing with their capital budgets shows how little has been learned from the PFI experiment Comments: 0Read more...

22 August 2014 - Less talk, more action

Turkey’s presidential elections offer the foundations for the country to get some deals done Comments: 1Read more...

15 July 2014 - Scotland’s Big Question

Why a ‘no’ to independence in September could have untold consequences for the country’s infrastructure pipeline Comments: 0Read more...

1 July 2014 - Feeling the heat

The Philippines continues to tender ever-bigger PPP projects, but is it in danger of overheating the market? Comments: 0Read more...

19 June 2014 - A private argument

The political consensus on PF2 has been lost, but has anyone noticed? Comments: 0Read more...

3 June 2014 - A local health service?

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens’ call for less centralisation may be supported by many in the sector, but we’ve heard this talk before Comments: 0Read more...

27 May 2014 - We need to talk about EU

The infrastructure industry needs to respond to the recent European elections, or we will all see costs rising Comments: 0Read more...

20 May 2014 - Playing DARTs

The return of one of Ireland’s flagship projects of the boom years is the latest signal that the country is on the up once again Comments: 0Read more...

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Softly spoken

For all the high-viz jackets and hard hats, the parties’ manifestos are short on any new infrastructure plans

League Tables

Rank Name Total
1 Pinsent Masons 976 mill
2 Ashurst 953 mill
3 Allen & Overy 745 mill
4 Norton Rose Fulbright 745 mill
5 Shepherd & Wedderburn 745 mill