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NEW ARRIVAL: IAN JACKSON

Ian Jackson is a nuclear consultant and author at Prospect Advisory with 30 years experience working in both the public and private nuclear sectors. Ian joined Prospect Advisory from the UK National Nuclear Laboratory where he was Head of International Business.

Prior to that Ian was a nuclear regulator at the Environment Agency. Ian recently negotiated and secured funding for the £50 million UK-China nuclear Joint Research and Innovation Centre (JRIC) announced by British Chancellor George Osborne in 2015.

Ian developed and negotiated China’s first-ever commercial nuclear contracts in the UK on Small Modular Reactor (SMR) design and research. Ian also negotiated additional contracts for virtualisation and computer simulation of Chinese nuclear reactor designs. Ian is a Fellow of the Society for Radiological Protection and a Chartered Radiation Protection Professional.

Ian’s books and publications include “Nukenomics: The Commercialisation of Britain’s Nuclear Industry” (Nuclear Engineering International), “Nuclear Energy and Proliferation Risks: Myths and Realities in the Persian Gulf” (Chatham House), “Siting New Nuclear Power Stations: Availability and Options for Government” (UK Department of Trade and Industry) and “Effluent Release Options from Nuclear Installations: Technical Background and Regulatory Aspects” (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development).

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NEW ARRIVAL: JONATHAN LEECH

Jonathan Leech joins us from law firm Dentons where he was a partner in their energy and infrastructure practice.

Jonathan is a solicitor specialising in project and infrastructure work, with particular emphasis on the energy, nuclear and utility sectors. His work includes advising on legal and contracting strategies and regulatory issues associated with major nuclear development, decommissioning, waste and reprocessing projects, energy infrastructure and other utility and infrastructure related projects.

Jonathan also works extensively on procurement strategies for development and renewal of UK electricity and gas network infrastructure, including development of multi-party alliance structures and innovative incentive models, as well as broader energy and construction projects.  He blends regulatory, commercial, construction law expertise to provide effective solutions for clients.

Prospect Law and Prospect Advisory provide a unique combination of legal and technical advisory services for clients involved in energy, infrastructure and natural resource projects in the UK and internationally.

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NEW ARRIVAL: JOHN FAULKS

John Faulks is a commercial lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in a wide variety of roles in private practice, the not-for-profit sector and in-house as General Counsel.

John qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and has a law degree from Oxford University, as well as a Masters in Environmental Law from King’s College, London. He was General Counsel at Solarcentury for 15 years and a key player in taking the business from start-up in the UK to a £200m turnover group active across 4 continents.  This gives him a deep knowledge of what it takes to make renewable energy projects commercially successful, and an excellent understanding of what it takes to keep a fast growth company profitable. John has advised on a wide range of commercial law matters including utility scale energy projects, multi building portfolios and high volume residential programmes, as well as on product development and commercialising innovation.  He has had a specific focus on construction and supply chain contracts; sales, marketing, distribution and licensing agreements; and contract manufacturing and joint ventures.

Prospect Law and Prospect Advisory provide legal and business consultancy services for clients involved in the infrastructure, energy and financial sectors.

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NEW ARRIVAL: GEMMA SHORE

We are pleased to have expanded our Real Estate team.

Gemma Shore trained at Trowers & Hamlins and qualified in 2007 when she moved to Oxford and worked at Blake Lapthorn as part of the development team in the commercial property department. She advised on a wide range of general commercial property work, including landlord and tenant transactional work; and acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold commercial and industrial premises, industrial estates, office buildings and retail units. She also advised on transactions involving land development. Gemma acted for individuals, partnerships, banks, retailers, investor landlords, corporate users, universities and charities. She also provided support on corporate transactions and has managed large-scale real estate project work involving financing, acquisitions and disposals of commercial property portfolios and the preparation of certificates of title.

From 2011 to 2012, Gemma worked as a commercial property manager at Genesis Housing Association. She was employed to review and report on the commercial property portfolio owned by Genesis, reporting on the terms of Leases and Licence Agreements; setting up a database for the commercial properties; advising on Lease renewals and assisting with the management of one of the residential portfolio teams.

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NEW ARRIVAL: ED AUSTIN

We are pleased to have expanded our Real Estate team.

Ed Austin is a Commercial Real Estate Solicitor with over 25 years’ experience.

After getting a first class honours degree in Law from Manchester University, Ed trained with a major City law firm and then worked for a large regional practice in the South-West of England. During this period he undertook a great deal of commercial property and estate management work for a major port operator and for a national tyre retail chain.

Ed also advised on property secured lending for one of the big four banks and landed estate work for the National Trust. He went on to become General Counsel of the former Birmingham Midshires Building Society, dealing with its entire property portfolio and its large commercial lending and securitisations book. Ed managed the legal aspects of BM’s acquisition by HBOS, becoming divisional company secretary. More recently he was an equity Partner in a high street law firm.

Ed has also worked with and advised public authorities, particularly on development proposals, EU procurement law, commercial contracts, community asset transfers to charitable trusts, and general estate management.

Ed has contributed to Butterworths ‘Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents’, authoring the ‘Sales of Leaseholds’ Section, and frequently publishes articles on topical legal issues.

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NEW ARRIVAL: PAUL TOULOUMBADJIAN

Paul Touloumbadjian is a Middle East affairs specialist with 35 years’ experience in Corporate Finance and Asset Management in that region.

He holds a B.A. & M.A. in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University.

Paul acquired his experience at Citibank over 20 years assuming varied responsibilities in Riyadh and London including participating in financing nuclear and conventional energy and other infrastructure projects in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He then briefly headed Private Banking for Ahli Untied Bank in Bahrain before joining Wellington Management to cover its institutional business development in the Middle East for 5 years. He was subsequently invited by JP Morgan Private Bank to set up its Islamic Products platform before joining a prominent Jeddah based family office to help organize and implement its global wealth management strategy. Paul developed particular expertise in structuring investment and financing transactions compliant with Islamic principles. He has also established over the years relationships with and access to most privately and government held institutions in Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf countries.

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NEW ARRIVAL: DOMINIC WHITTOME

We are pleased to have added a further consultant to our team of technical experts.

Dominic Whittome is an economist, and graduated with BA and MA degree qualifications from Exeter University.

He has 25 years of commercial experience in oil & gas exploration, power generation, business development and supply & trading. Dominic has served as an analyst, contract negotiator and Head of Trading with four energy majors (Statoil, Mobil, ENI and EDF), first joining the industry in 1990.

His tasks included the start up and management of UK and European trading activities and handling arbitration & expert determination cases relating to terminated long-term contracts. As a consultant, Dominic Whittome has advised government clients (including the UK Treasury, Met Office and Consumer Focus) and various private entities on a range of energy origination, strategy and trading issues.

Recent assignments have included advising on UK market entry and regulation, and the optimisation of renewable energy assets through storage and direct access to trading markets. Dominic has established a network of government and industry contacts across the oil and gas sector, and he also assists British manufacturers as the elected representative of the Energy Intensive Users Group on the Nord Pool power exchange.

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NEW ARRIVAL: UGO PALAZZO

We are pleased to have expanded our defence team.

Ugo Palazzo is a defence solicitor with an economics background. After graduating from City University London in 1978, Ugo worked for a company accounts department, completing his common professional law examination in 1983 and Law Society finals in 1984, before qualifying as a solicitor in 1986.

After five years practice in property law, Ugo moved into criminal defence work, specialising in high end fraud cases. He has defended cases brought by the Serious Fraud Office, Fraud Investigation Group, the Department of Work and Pensions, the Post Office Prosecutions Department, HM Revenue and Customs, DBERR, Royal Military Police and the CPS.

Ugo’s case experience, inter alia, includes: a major fraud  allegation against the CAP intervention board;  a multi-million dollar US  insurance fraud; an international property money laundering allegation; VAT evasion allegations on the importation of gold; a $30m fraud allegation and extradition to USA; hotel chain VAT fraud allegations; Missing trader (MTIC) fraud allegation; excise duty breaches relating to the importation of alcohol; bonded warehouse duty evasion allegations and both mortgage and banking fraud.

With extensive experience as a Legal Services Commission serious fraud case supervisor and peer reviewer, Ugo has conducted and supervised cases at all levels. Having represented bankers, magistrates, lawyers, teachers and surveyors as well as hundreds of clients from all backgrounds over his extensive career, Ugo fully understands the pressures faced by clients at the critical investigation stage of their case. Ugo also recognises that defence work is a 24/7 job and will always personally attend clients where possible regardless of the location. Ugo is a member of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association and sits on the management committee of the British Italian Law Association. His knowledge of the Italian language means he can comfortably service the needs of Italian clients.

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NEW ARRIVAL: RUPERT COWEN

We are pleased to have expanded our Nuclear team.

Rupert Cowen has joined Prospect Law having been a partner at Hammonds and then Dentons’ London energy practice.

He was admitted as a solicitor in 1986 and has an MSc in Construction Law. For the past 10 years, Rupert has provided specialist advisory services to the nuclear energy and decommissioning industries on nuclear law and licensing, supply, service and outsourcing contracts and environmental and waste regulation.

Rupert has also provided training on legal, regulatory and policy issues for the nuclear energy and related industries both nationally and internationally. He took a leading role in the privatisation of the decommissioning of the UK civil nuclear legacy and has worked with successful consortia including UK Nuclear Waste Management, the owners of Low Level Waste Repository Limited, Nuclear Management Partners, the owners of Sellafield Limited, and the Cavendish Dounreay Partnership. He has continued to work with and advise each of the Site Licence companies.

Rupert has worked in various countries on nuclear projects for the developer vendor and has drafted for and provided ongoing guidance to those creating or revising national legal regulatory frameworks. He is recognised as a leading expert in international nuclear law and regulation; he lectures on a frequent basis around the world and has published papers on various aspects of nuclear regulation, particularly nuclear waste strategies.

He has provided consultancy advice on all aspects of nuclear law and regulation, including: legal/regulatory frameworks; international nuclear law and regulation; global nuclear safety regimes; EU and EURATOM; licensing, oversight, and enforcement with a special focus on the licensing of new nuclear power plants; security, safeguards and export control; nuclear third party liability; nuclear waste and decommissioning; the regulatory aspects of JV’s, mergers and acquisitions; and the regulation of contracts with vendors and suppliers.

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