DWF has announced the appointment of Ben Powell as a partner in the firm’s construction, infrastructure and projects team in Edinburgh. Ben has previously worked at Dundas & Wilson, McGrigors, Hammonds and, most recently, Tods Murray, where he was a partner in the capital projects team and head of the renewable energy practice.
Ben is a project finance lawyer specialising in large infrastructure projects. He brings extensive experience in both the Scottish and UK national markets, having worked in top tier firms across the UK and with clients in a wide range of sectors, including transport, healthcare and education.
Ben also has significant expertise in the renewables sector, recently advising a major bank on a number of small scale renewable energy projects and acting on a referral basis in providing Scots law advice and opinions on a number of onshore wind and hydroelectric projects.
Commenting on his appointment, Ben said: “DWF is a forward-thinking firm with a great opportunity to expand its project capability in Scotland and internationally as it further develops its presence here. The firm’s sector focus, particularly in renewables, is a strong fit for my expertise, and I look forward to working with the team to deliver results for our clients in Scotland and across the UK.”
Paul O'Kane, Head of DWF’s construction, infrastructure and projects team, added: “Ben’s recruitment into the team will complete DWF’s offering in the infrastructure market and allow us to deepen our relationship with key clients in this area. The firm’s strong presence in key regions allows the national team to service clients who are working on projects in any part of the UK, and Ben’s experience and impressive sector knowledge will be of huge benefit to the development of our practice both in Scotland and nationally.”
Ben joins DWF in February 2015; his appointment is the latest in a number of recent strategic hires for DWF including Chris McLauchlan and Gary McDonald, partners in the firm’s corporate and banking practice in Scotland.