AN EXPERIENCED projects lawyer who worked on some of the earliest public-private partnership schemes has joined law firm Ward Hadaway.
Christopher Causer has 20 years’ experience advising on a wide variety of projects and regeneration schemes across the public and private sectors and he was head of projects at a London law firm for nine years.
He has particular expertise in advising on infrastructure projects, including public-private partnerships (PPP), and his PPP work has included advising the World Bank and overseas governments such as the Governments of Mexico and Bhutan.
His clients have included contractors, facilities management companies and other bidders for large infrastructure projects including roads, schools, universities, hospitals and scientific research facilities. He has also advised a range of central government bodies and local authorities on projects from initial planning stages through to implementation.
Projects he has worked on include the UK Government’s synchrotron research facility near Oxford, the University Hospitals Birmingham PPP and the New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh PPP. He also advises on projects in the energy and regeneration sectors.
Causer, who joins Ward Hadaway as a consultant in the firm’s commercial department, said: “The firm is already very well respected for the high quality of its work advising on projects that cut across the private and public sectors. Even in the current economic climate, there are still large and innovative projects going on and Ward Hadaway is well positioned to assist on some of the major schemes in the pipeline.”
Colin Hewitt, Partner and Head of Commercial at Ward Hadaway, said: “Christopher’s experience and track record speak for themselves - he is a top notch operator in the projects and infrastructure field and has advised on a variety of schemes with national standing.
“As such, it is fantastic to welcome him on board and I am sure his skills, expertise and understanding will be of great value to our clients going forward.”