UK PPP expert joins Chatham Partners

15 February 2017 Hamburg-based law firm Chatham Partners has appointed a former head of infrastructure at Freshfields as Of-Counsel.

Nicholas Bliss has joined the firm, which was launched last year to focus on international infrastructure and energy projects including PPPs.

Bliss joins his former Freshfields colleagues Dr Michael Schäfer and Felix Fischer, as well as Angar Porthun and Dr Marco Núñez Müller, who joined the firm from Latham & Watkins.

Schäfer said Bliss’ “keen understanding of project development and financial structuring, the complex interplay of regulatory issues, the nuances of infrastructure M&A as well as the evolving nature of global markets make Nick an ideal complement to our team and to a principal area of Chatham Partners’ coverage, the infrastructure sector.”

Partnerships Bulletin understands, Bliss will continue to work in other positions and keep his seats on boards.  He is an adviser to UK investor Oxford Capital.

Bliss was a partner at Freshfields for over 20 years, where he specialised in the planning, financing and delivery of infrastructure projects worldwide.

His transactions include the D/R7 Bratislava motorway PPP, the Thameslink rolling stock programme, Belgium’s A11 PPP, the Thames Tideway Tunnel and the Ministry of Defence on Allenby Connaught.

Bliss was also a member of the Greater London Authority’s Infrastructure Investment Advisory Group, which developed a London Infrastructure Plan to 2050, and was an adviser to the London Infrastructure Advisory Board.

Chatham Partners advised the Hochtief-led consortium on the A6 highway PPP in Baden-Württemberg which closed in December

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20 November 2017.

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