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Project Finance Push

Posted by Geoff Wynne on Sep 21, 2018 10:30:15 AM

I am very pleased to tell you that Robert Franklin has joined the firm. Robert is a former colleague and joins us as senior counsel in the finance team in London, where his role is to expand and help lead the project finance practice.

With nearly 20 years’ experience advising sponsors, lenders, investors and public authorities in relation to infrastructure and energy projects, Robert has worked across renewable energy, power, social infrastructure, telecommunications, transport and natural resources.

Robert Franklin photoHe has advised on numerous projects outside the UK, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, complementing well the firm’s existing finance practice.

Robert’s advice in relation to debt products and capital structures includes greenfield and brownfield assets, as well as other limited or non-recourse financing techniques, such as acquisition finance, asset finance and reserve-based lending; as well as secured and unsecured corporate lending.

Since 2015, Robert has been an advisory board member of Invest in Africa, a not-for-profit organisation which promotes SME development in Ghana, Kenya and Senegal through a range of market interventions including web-based platforms and capacity-building training.

Please find further details about his practice here and please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Robert on or your usual contact at the firm.

Topics: Project Finance

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Simon Cook is a partner in the Trade & Export Finance Group in Sullivan & Worcester’s London office. He has experience in a wide variety of banking and finance transactions, including structured trade and commodity finance, project finance, warehouse finance, supply chain finance, ECA finance and borrowing-base facilities. He advises on transactions across emerging markets for both lenders and borrowers notably in the oil, telecoms, soft commodities and metals sectors in Africa and the Middle East, where he was based for four years. Simon also acts for industry bodies and is a member of ITFA’s Africa Regional Committee.


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