Claire Edwards

Knowledge Of Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 2072
London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 2072
Claire Edwards

Claire Edwards

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Biography

Claire Edwards is a senior knowledge lawyer providing know-how and thought leadership support for the infrastructure, mining and commodities team in the banking and finance group in London.  Claire is a member of our IBOR transition team, developing AI and machine learning tools to assist with IBOR transition in the loan market.

Claire provides bespoke legal training internally to lawyers and externally to clients, keeps lawyers and clients up to date on current legal issues/developments, drafts legal documentation and provides assistance with legal queries.

Prior to joining the practice, Claire worked as a transactional lawyer for leading international law firms in both London and Sydney. Claire has advised financial institutions, sponsors and government departments on the legal aspects of complex project finance transactions, mainly in the infrastructure sector.

Claire is an active member of the City Finance PSL network and is involved in the project on reform of the English law of security by the City of London Law Society.

Claire is a committee member of our Family Matters network, which supports working parents and carers within the firm.


Professional experience

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  • BA Hons Jurisprudence, St Anne's College, Oxford University

 

  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales 2003
  • Solicitor, qualified in New South Wales 2006
  • Barclays and EKF as funders - £90m funding of the Cramlington Biomass project
  • Green Investment Bank and ESB as sponsors - £100m funding of the Tilbury Biomass project
  • Shanks and Scottish and Southern Energy as sponsors - £88m Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham Waste project
  • Education Funding Authority - £700m financing of the Priority School Building Programme
  • Infinis and Terra Firma as sponsors - £300m refinancing of a wind farm portfolio
  • Assured Guaranty as financial guarantor - £83m bond financed Brunswick social housing project
  • Skanska and other sponsor parties - SEK9.3bn (£820m equivalent) financing of the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Skanska, Balfour Beatty and other sponsor parties - £1bn financing of the M25 road widening project
  • OMV as developer - €300m financing by EIB for the development of the Samsun power project in Turkey
  • Barclays Bank, RBS and Lloyds TSB as funders - £118m Greenwich BSF project
  • Barclays Bank and National Australia Bank as funders - £26m Blackpool street lighting project, £21m Oldham street lighting project and £21m Rochdale street lighting project