Andrew Newbery Partner

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 1994 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  London

Andrew Newbery

Andrew's long and diverse experience - including being the original co-founder of the £1.5 billion NeuConnect HVDC interconnector project - uniquely position Andrew in the project finance and project development world.

Andrew was recently shortlisted by Legal 500 for team and individual awards in the Projects, Energy and Natural Resources category. He was also part of the team that recently won Partnership Awards 2019: Best Legal Advisor.

Immediately prior to joining Gowling WLG, Andrew negotiated with UK and German government stakeholders to originate the NeuConnect project - building-on his previous experience as Head of Commercial to Thames Water on the successful procurement of the £4.2 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel - the delivery model for which is now being adopted in Nuclear and for PR19 water projects.

Andrew leads the firm's relationship partner with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Andrew has practised as a partner at two other major law firms - latterly based in the Middle East where he continued to build a reputation advising on significant EMEA infrastructure, energy, mining and project finance transactions. Andrew returned to the UK in 2013; successfully studied for arbitration exams before then getting involved in Tideway and then starting the NeuConnect project in 2015.


  • Advising UK central government department on the expiry of a major real estate PFI.
  • Advising Japanese consortium on the project financing aspects of its bid for a power project in the United Arab Emirates - his ninth 'Abu Dhabi model' I(W)PP since 1999.
  • Advising on energy storage projects in UK and overseas.
  • Advised a Siemens' consortium on a power generation project - the first successful greenfield project financing in Armenia which achieved financial close this year (2017-19).
  • Advised Bacanora on Eurobond project financing of Lithium mine in Mexico which reached financial close in July of last year (2019).
  • Part of team advising Highways England on the procurement of the £1.5+ billion A303 Stonehenge tunnel (2018-19).
  • Advised GuarantCo (part of PIDG, a multi-donor organisation substantially funded by the UK's DIFD) on the first dual listing of Ghanaian corporate debt (2018).

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2018

    • Rankings & Awards
      Chambers UK 2019 (Energy and Natural Resources: Power) - Band 4
  • 2016

    • Career
      Gowling WLG, Partner
  • 2015

  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      Who's Who Legal Business Lawyers
  • 2013

    • Career
      Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Advanced Certificate in International Arbitration
    • Career
      Thames Tideway Tunnel Project, senior consultant/commercial adviser as Thames Water's Head of Commercial
    • Career
      VN Consulting Ltd, Director
    • Rankings & Awards
      Who's Who Legal Business Lawyers
  • 2008

    • Career
      Herbert Smith, Managing Partner, Abu Dhabi Office
  • 2006

    • Career
      Herbert Smith, London, Partner
  • 2001

    • Career
      Norton Rose Group, Partner
  • 2000

    • Career
      New York Bar
  • 1994

    • Career
      Norton Rose Group, Associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 1992

    • Career
      Norton Rose, London and Singapore, Articled Clerk
  • 1991

    • Education
      College of Law, York
    • Career
      Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York, Paralegal