Adrian Walker

Adrian Walker


Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 5566

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Infrastructure; Projects; Emerging Markets; Mining and Minerals - Leading Individual for each and described as 'excellent'

Legal 500

Adrian Walker wants to make a difference and help his clients do the same. He works with clients to make peoples' lives better. With a focus on global game-changing projects that have the greatest impact, he combines his love of developing physical infrastructure and improving public services, driving social enterprise, and combining both with good, profitable business.

Adrian is the global head of our ESG practice, co-leads our Social Impact and Business Integrity Groups and is a former member of the World Economic Forum's Social Innovation Council. He is a founder of the firm's Infrastructure, Energy, Resources & Projects practice, which he led for 10 years. He is also a member of the firm's board. He has considerable experience advising both the private and public sectors in the most complex projects across a broad range of sectors.

Adrian is recognised as a 'Listed Individual' for infrastructure, projects, emerging markets, mining and minerals, power, and rail in the Legal 500 and is described as 'excellent', and is also recommended in Chambers for PFI /PPP work. His work includes advising on risk structuring, bid submission, and negotiation, together with risk management on on-going projects and dispute resolution. Adrian has substantial experience in Africa and in the mining, road, rail, and ports sectors.

Awards and recognitions


Adrian Walker is excellent
UK Legal 500


Leading individual
Legal 500 UK - Emerging markets

Education and admissions


LL.B., University of Southampton

The College of Law, Guildford


Law Society of England and Wales

Society of Construction Law

Representative experience

Advising European Investment Bank on Phase 1 financing and development of a 500MW solar power project and acting for investors on renewable energy projects worldwide.

Advising a major Russian petrochemical company on the development of a Project financed U.S.$3.5bn ammonia plant in Russia.

Advising on rail and metro projects, including Manchester Metrolink, Croydon, and South Hampshire; Channel Tunnel Rail Link; and Thameslink £1bn+ privately financed rolling stock concession.

Advising on the Cyclamen nuclear screening project, Chernobyl Sarcophagus, and proposed €1bn investment/joint venture between the Turkish Sinop and Hinkley Point nuclear power plant build.

Advising TAQA Generation LLC on the design, engineering, procurement, construction and testing for the expansion of the 330MW Takoradi T2 Electric Generating Facility in Ghana.

Advising Rio Tinto on game-changing Infrastructure and Mining Simandou projects in Guinea and EPCM arrangements and other project documents.

Advising on public accommodation, healthcare, justice, and education projects, including Norfolk and Norwich hospital deals; Kent and Birmingham BSF; and PFI prison projects.

Advising on bankability and deal structuring issues associated with the mining agreement with Government and multiple EPC contracts.

Advising a major mining EPCM contractor on a variety of EPCM and related contracts in a variety of jurisdictions around the world.

Advising on the Ministry of Defence's landmark £120m PFI Joint Services Command and Staff College project; project Armada; and a Flight Simulation PPP refinance.

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