Dan O'Donnell

Dan is an associate at Gowling WLG's Birmingham office, advising corporates, lenders and sponsors on project and infrastructure finance transactions. Dan's work focuses on the renewable energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors in the UK, Middle East and Africa.

Dan also advises on a range of other banking and finance transactions including term loans, revolving credit facilities, bond issues and royalty financings.

Prior to joining the firm he read Law at Newcastle University, achieving an upper second-class honours.


  • Advised the sponsor on its bid for a HVDC transmission project in the UAE with a projected capex cost of US$3 billion
  • Advised Bushveld Minerals on a US$30 million Production Financing Agreement to finance the expansion of Bushveld's South African vanadium mine. The Production Financing Agreement was structured so that repayments were linked to the production of vanadium, similar to a royalty structure.
  • Advised the borrower on an amendment and restatement of a royalty finance agreement for a gold mine in Mali to allow another investor to earn-in to the mining project.
  • Advised a key government agency on the hand-back of a major PFI property contract.
  • Advised LDC on a significant minority investment in Solid Solutions, a UK-based provider of 3D CAD software, support and training.
  • Advised Sanctuary Group on a £75 million bond issue on the International Securities Market.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2021

    • Career
      September 2021
      Gowling WLG (UK), Associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      September 2021
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2019

    • Career
      September 2019
      Gowling WLG (UK), Trainee
    • Education
      July 2019
      University of Law, MSc Law, Business, and Management
    • Education
      July 2019
      University of Law, PgDip Legal Practice
  • 2018

    • Education
      July 2018
      Newcastle University, LLB (Hons) Law