Angus Foley, will join Ashurst from Clayton Utz, and Harvey Weaver will be relocating from Ashurst's Tokyo office to Sydney. Both will take up their new positions in the Infrastructure and Transport practice in July.
Angus will contribute a diversity of legal and commercial expertise from his time at Clayton Utz and, prior to that, with Credit Agricole CIB, one of the world's leading project finance banks where he led a series of transactions across the infrastructure and transport sectors.
Harvey has extensive international experience in the development of large scale infrastructure projects from working in the UK, Hong Kong and Tokyo. He has worked on PPP and concession-based projects around the world, with particular expertise in transport and energy projects. He advises on both project development and financing.
Angus and Harvey will help drive the team's fast-paced, highly commercial and collaborative approach that many of the firm's infrastructure clients are demanding.
Lee McDonald, head of Ashurst's Transport practice in Australia, stated:
We see a growing global demand for infrastructure and a commitment by governments to adopt clever and innovative delivery models for major projects.Angus will bring a strong, legal and commercial skill base. His experience, including advising on the restructure of the Waratah Train PPP Project in NSW and the Abbot Point Coal Terminal in Queensland, will be a great asset to some of the signature projects on which our team is currently working.With Harvey, we have always had the ability to apply his expertise in large infrastructure projects but having him here in Australia will allow us to more readily draw on his deep experience and combine our strong domestic knowledge with additional international experience.
Mary Padbury, Vice-Chairman of Ashurst, stated:
Our infrastructure team has enjoyed significant success recently and is now working on projects of national significance - from the $8 billion Alpha Coal and $18.5 billion Gladstone LNG projects to the $1.6 billion light rail PPP in Sydney, just to mention a few. There is no doubt that our clients and our infrastructure team will benefit enormously from the arrival of Angus and Harvey.