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Gillian Thomas

Partner
London

Gillian Thomas

Since qualifying in the early nineties, Gillian has advised on the procurement of domestic and international construction and engineering projects. Based out of our London office, she has worked with companies in sectors as diverse as real estate development to state-of-the-art renewable energy schemes and mining in some of the remotest parts of the planet. Understanding and advising clients on the allocation of that risk is what Gillian enjoys most, especially where a new or unusual situation requires a creative solution to make the deal happen.

She is familiar with the range of procurement approaches adopted for development projects in different sectors and what this means for the developers, contractors and technical service providers who participate in those developments. As a transactional lawyer, Gillian will most often advise on and draft the initial deal documentation but will often continue to assist a client during the development phase of a project to find a way through the impact of practical matters that inevitably arise in construction and engineering projects.

Representative Experience

Advising the developer on the regeneration of London Kings Cross Area, one of the largest mixed use development schemes in Europe.

Advising developers, suppliers and contractors on the development of renewable energy projects, including, offshore wind and solar.

Advising a major international newspaper publisher on the procurement of its state of the art printing press equipment and related construction projects.

Advising a number of major city occupiers on the procurement of their headquarters premises and related fit out projects.

Advising mining companies with the development of their mining projects in West Africa, Mongolia and South America and related plant procurement.

Education and admissions

Education

  • LL.B., The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1989

Memberships

  • City of London Law Society

  • The Law Society

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