Ben Powell

Name: Ben Powell
Position: Legal Director
Location: Edinburgh
Services(s):Construction, Projects
Phone: 0131 248 2292

Ben is an established and experienced project finance lawyer, who has specialised in the area for over a decade.  Having begun his career in corporate finance in the City, Ben focussed on banking and finance issues and transactions on moving to Scotland.  His broad financing background laid the foundations for his increased focus on project finance which has seen him advise on many large scale infrastructure projects in Scotland and throughout the UK.  Notable projects on which Ben has advised cover the education, transport, healthcare and waste sectors and Ben is experienced in acting for all stakeholders in such projects, as well as on secondary market transactions in these sectors.

Ben has in recent years developed and applied project finance techniques into the renewable energy and social housing markets.  His renewable energy experience has encompassed on and off shore wind, ground mounted and roof top solar, biomass, CHP and hydro projects.  He has also been at the forefront of developing and working on new delivery models including:

  • NPD – Ben advised on all the initial projects in Scotland to utilise this model in the education sector;
  • Hub – Ben has advised funders on two separate territories; and
  • NHT – Ben was part of the team that devised and initiated this Scottish mid-market housing structure.


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