Charles Ford

Charles Ford


Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 2178

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

'Superb at complex contracts'

Legal 500

Described in Legal 500 as 'superb at complex contracts', Charles Ford, advises governments, funders and developers addressing the infrastructure needs of the future.

Charles works on the development of PPP and regulatory based infrastructure models as well as acquisitions and disposals of infrastructure investments. In addition, Charles works on fund establishment and co-investments and alliancing in the sector.

Particular areas of recent focus for Charles have been mega transport projects as well as renewable energy projects, water and economically regulated infrastructure models.

Education and admissions


LL.B., University of Southampton

LPC, The University of Law, London


The Law Society

Representative experience

Managing the team advising the Department for Transport on the £2.7bn East Coast and the £2.4bn Great Western rolling stock projects.

Advising the consortium led by Infracapital Partners and Morgan Stanley on the £1.2bn acquisition of Affinity Water.

Advising Aéroports de Paris on its $923m investment in TAV Airports and TAV Construction with airport holdings across the globe.

Advising on the establishment, LSE main market listing and seeding of John Laing Infrastructure Fund Limited and on numerous subsequent acquisitions.

Advising a number of infrastructure funds on whole fund exits including the sale of assets and the distribution of proceeds to investors.

Advising an investor on the Aus$3bn New Royal Adelaide Hospital project in Australia.

Advising Aéroports de Paris on its involvement in the Zagreb airport PPP.

Advising Cross London Trains on the refinancing of the £3bn Thameslink trains project.

Advising an infrastructure investor on its participation in the Denver Fastracks PPP project.

Advising Infracapital Partners on its acquisition of a major stake in the Zephyr/Beaufort wind farm portfolio.

Advising Infracapital Partners on the £3bn public to private takeover of Kelda Group plc (Yorkshire Water).

Managing the team advising Cross London Trains on the refinancing of the £3bn Thameslink trains project

Advising the MLAs and EIB on the financing of four of the first round of UK offshore windfarm transmission projects with a combined capital value of £670m.

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