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David Fennell leads Wragge & Co LLP’s projects practice,
a 10-partner team advising funders, public authorities and
contractors on major private finance initiatives (PFI), public-
private partnerships and other projects in the United Kingdom
and overseas.
Mr Fennell’s team of lawyers have expertise spread across
a range of sectors, including health, waste, education, energy,
defence and rail. Mr Fennell was noted in
Legal 500
2011 as
ensuring “top-tier quality provided by a friendly team”.
Described in
Chambers UK
as “commercial and pragmatic –
a good guy to have on your side”, Mr Fennell is known for his
solutions-focused, ‘can-do’ approach, particularly in relation
to complex infrastructure projects.
A specialist in PFI, rail, energy and infrastructure, Mr Fennell
has been involved in some of the biggest UK infrastructure
projects, including helping Amey to win and deliver a £2.7 billion
project to upgrade and maintain Birmingham’s highways
On the rail side, he advised one particular client in relation
to its interests in the construction of the £14 billion Crossrail
link. He also acted on the introduction of the new suburban
Heathrow Connect service linking London Paddington with
Heathrow Airport. The new service will assist in moving
commuter and leisure traffic from the roads around Heathrow,
contributing to a reduction in air travel’s impact on the
environment. Climate change and the challenges it poses
to governments and businesses are an underlying feature
of Mr Fennell’s work.
He has acted for Covanta on a number of energy from
waste projects, including creating the United Kingdom’s biggest
industrial eco-park, and has advised E.ON on its approach to
the Green Deal, the government’s energy and climate policy.
He is also acting for Amey and E.ON on their bid to provide
Green Deal services to Birmingham City Council.
Mr Fennell’s international work has included advising on
infrastructure projects in Greece, Mozambique, South Africa,
Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Wragge & Co LLP
55 Colmore Row
B3 2AS
United Kingdom
+44 121 685 3882
+44 870 904 1099
Fennell, David
Wragge & Co LLP – Partner |
Winner – Projects & Procurement, United Kingdom
What clients said
“Mr Fennell has an informed, practical and
commercial approach. He looks for solutions while
keeping a firm grip on often complicated legal issues.”
“David has been invaluable in assisting us to develop
both our short-term and longer-term business.”
“Based on my experience I am happy to recommend
David as a legal adviser, particularly on complex
infrastructure projects with a private/public interface.”
ILO Client Choice Guide 2012