Gavin is a project finance lawyer specialising in debt financed infrastructure and decarbonisation, and the management of complex projects.
After gaining experience in a broad finance practice over a number of years, Gavin is now a project finance focussed senior associate.
Specialising in debt financing of infrastructure project. Gavin has worked on numerous large and complicated projects. Often in the renewable energy space, his practice includes both established and new technologies - be it solar and wind, battery storage and hydrogen, or the next decarbonisation technology on the horizon.
Gavin typically works for institutional investors, national and international banks, and debt funds. His projects are often multi-jurisdictional with large corporate structures and several significant work streams. Aside from the delivery of legal advice, Gavin is also focussed on the efficient management and delivery of projects.
Gavin is also co-chair of Osborne Clarke's LGBTQ+ network, OC Pride. Gavin was also recognised in the top 100 global OUTstanding LGBT+ Future Leaders Role Model list for 2020.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
To make in-roads in carbonisation, it's crucial to find structures and technologies that are not only innovative but also debt fundable. Working with clients, I relish the challenge of making the new become the norm as debt investment transforms our energy sector and drives carbon emissions to net zero.
A fair world is a world of equal opportunity for all – regardless of background. As I identify as a gay man, I am naturally invested in LGBTQ+ inclusion. I've been co-chair of OC Pride since its inception. Through this, I work within Osborne Clarke in the UK and internationally, with our clients and in various industry sectors to encourage inclusion, diversity and equality with an LGBTQ+ focus. Everyone is on their own diversity journey, and I want to share with you in our collective experience to make equality a reality for all.
Gavin has been an inspiration to all the people that work at Osborne Clarke. He never tires in his quest to ensure that the LGBT+ group’s messages are properly aired within the firm. We are extremely proud of the group and in particular Gavin who has provided incredible, selfless leadership which has raised the profile of OC Pride and the issues concerning the LGBT+ community effectively over the last few years (David Powell, partner, Osborne Clarke)
advised Bayerische Landesbank (BayernLB) on a new debt facility, which has enabled the Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP) to complete a £86 million long-term refinancing for a 32MW portfolio of onshore wind assets, read more.
Advising Aberdeen Standard on the £57 million refinancing of Albion Capital's Albion Community Power renewable energy portfolio.
Scottish hydro energy funding deal
Advised Aberdeen Standard Investments’ infrastructure debt team on its loan of over £43m to finance six operational hydro-electric schemes in Scotland.
Arlington and Equitix
Advised Arlington and Equitix on the joint acquisition of two student bed portfolios for £280M.