Stephen C Kenny

Stephen Kenny is a UK based projects partner advising on government and infrastructure projects in the UK and globally. He has over 20 years' experience of advising private sector bidders, funders and government bodies on a wide range of projects including public private partnerships (PPPs), alliancing/partnering arrangements and other complex commercial outsourcing contracts. Stephen's experience covers projects in the defence, transport (including airports, air traffic control, rail), energy/environment and social infrastructure sectors. He has a detailed knowledge of bankable risk positions, government guidance, public  procurement and State Aid issues.

In addition to his projects expertise, Stephen has over ten years' experience advising on high value corporate finance and banking transactions particularly in the advanced engineering sector in the UK and internationally. 

Outside work

Stephen is a Council Member of Newman University, Birmingham.


Stephen's recent experience includes:

  • advising the UK Ministry of  Defence on Project Marshall a £1.6bn outsourcing of the military air traffic control system in the UK, the Falkland Islands and Cyprus
  • advising a major US defence contractor on its contractual arrangements on a major defence equipment programme
  • advising on a significant variation to a serviced accommodation PFI project of a major government facility
  • advising a UK airport operator on the development of it facilities
  • advising a leading global infrastructure fund on its secondary market purchase of primary health facilities
  • advising South London Waste Partnership on an energy from waste PPP

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2022

  • 2021

  • 2020

  • 2019

    • Rankings & Awards
      September 2019
      Legal 500 2019 Leading Individuals - Project finance and PFI
    • Rankings & Awards
      Chambers (UK) 2020 - Projects: PFI/PPP: UK-wide - Band 3
  • 2018

    • Rankings & Awards
      Chambers UK 2019 (Projects PFI/PPP) - Band 4
    • Rankings & Awards
      The Legal 500 United Kingdom Hall of Fame - 2018
  • 2016

    • Rankings & Awards
      Leading individual, Legal 500 - Project finance & PFI
    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, partner
  • 2015

    • Community
      January 2015
      Newman University, Birmingham UK - Member of Council
  • 2014

    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP, Partner
  • 1998

    • Career
      Wragge & Co LLP, Partner
  • 1987

    • Career
      Wragge & Co LLP, Solicitor
  • 1986

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 1984

    • Career
      Bettinsons, Articled Clerk/Solicitor
    • Education
      Chester College of Law, Law Society Finals
    • Education
      Leicester University, LL.B