Andrew Newbery Partner


Speaks:  English

Qualified: 1994 - Solicitor of England & Wales


Primary office:  London




Andrew Newbery

Andrew's diverse legal and commercial experience - including running his own businesses and being the original co-founder of the £1.5 billion NeuConnect (https://www.neuconnect.eu ) HVDC interconnector project - uniquely position Andrew in the project finance and project development world.

Immediately prior to joining Gowling WLG, Andrew co-operated with many 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 Project.

Andrew has practised as a partner at two other major law firms - latterly based in the Middle East where he earned 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 and set up his own project development and consultancy businesses. Some examples of Andrew's extensive experience is listed below.

As well as being heavily involved in almost every aspect of major project development and financing, Andrew is the Gowling WLG partner heading our successful Nuclear Sector Group.

  • Advising Highways England on the procurement of the £1.5+ billion A303 Stonehenge PF2.
  • Advising PIDG ( a multi-donor organisation substantially funded by the UK's DIFD) companies on a number of financings throughout Africa and other emerging markets.
  • Advising on the development and financing of a power generation project in Armenia.
  • Advising a Japanese / French consortium on its bid for a circa US$1.2 billion desalination project in Abu Dhabi where financing is being arranged on a mini-perm basis.
  • Co-originator of NeuConnect interconnector project (UK-Germany).
  • Head of Commercial to Thames Water on £4.2 billion Tideway Tunnel project.
  • Senior Consultant to Local Partnerships (JV between LGA and Treasury) advising Home Office on the renegotiation of various police and local authority deals PFI deals on behalf of the public sector.
  • US$1.5 billion Shuweihat S3 power project - led team for Sumitomo-KEPCO consortium's successful bid for US$1.5 billion project financing in Abu Dhabi.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

    • Rankings & Awards
       2018
      Chambers UK 2019 (Energy and Natural Resources: Power) - Band 4
  • 2016

    • Career
       2016
      Gowling WLG, Partner
  • 2015

  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
       2014
      Who's Who Legal Business Lawyers
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
       2013
      Who's Who Legal Business Lawyers
    • Career
       2013
      VN Consulting Ltd, Director
    • Career
       2013
      Thames Tideway Tunnel Project, senior consultant/commercial adviser as Thames Water's Head of Commercial
    • Career
       2013
      Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Advanced Certificate in International Arbitration
  • 2008

    • Career
       2008
      Herbert Smith, Managing Partner, Abu Dhabi Office
  • 2006

    • Career
       2006
      Herbert Smith, London, Partner
  • 2001

    • Career
       2001
      Norton Rose Group, Partner
  • 2000

    • Career
       2000
      New York Bar
  • 1994

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       1994
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
    • Career
       1994
      Norton Rose Group, Associate
  • 1992

    • Career
       1992
      Norton Rose, London and Singapore, Articled Clerk
  • 1991

    • Career
       1991
      Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York, Paralegal
    • Education
       1991
      College of Law, York