People

Tim Burbury is a partner in the Firm's Corporate Finance and Investments practice. Tim is co-deputy of Global Energy & Project Finance and Global Infrastructure. He is a member of the Firm’s AEC Committee. Tim has extensive construction and infrastructure experience. For nearly 25 years, Tim has represented sovereign wealth funds, State-owned entities, giga and master developers, energy and utility companies and strategic infrastructure clients and infrastructure funds  on their construction transactions and infrastructure & PPP projects and project financings.

Tim has led teams on many high profile infrastructure projects, including 6 of Saudi Arabia’s Vision2030 PPPs (solar, wind, desalination, wastewater); the DEWA, Sharjah and Fujairah 3 I(W)PPs in the UAE, the Saadiyat Island Mega Project in Abu Dhabi and several confidential giga projects in the Middle East.

Tim is a leading district energy lawyer. He has advised on 50+ district energy (cooling/cogen/trigen) projects in the Middle East and Asia, included projects and project financings in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain and Qatar.  He has advised Governments on establishing water and district cooling regulatory regimes.

Tim also has significant PPP experience, having advised governments and sponsors since the early 2000s during the Australia PPP boom. Tim helped write the PPP commercial principles guidebook for one government client. He is currently advising on a number of schools, accommodation and transport PPPs in the UAE and Saudi Arabia as part of those countries’ PPP programs.

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Credentials

B.Com, LLB, University of Tasmania, with honors

High Court of Australia

Hong Kong

Tasmania

Victoria

Australian Business Group

International District Energy Association

Society of Construction Law

"Leading Individual", Tier 1, Saudi Arabia Projects & Energy


Legal500 EMEA, 2018-2020

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Projects & Energy


Chambers Global, 2010–2020

Leading Lawyer, United Arab Emirates: construction (the only Band 1–ranked lawyer)


Chambers Global, 2010–2020

Who's Who Legal Construction


2017 - 2020

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Energy & Infrastructure


Legal 500, 2010–2020

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Construction


Legal 500, 2014–2020

"Absolutely first class—the best non-contentious lawyer in the UAE."


Chambers Global

"Exceptionally competent projects transactional lawyer”…with “…deep experience on non-contentious construction matters,


Chambers Global

"Noted for his experience in utility PPPs and the firm's high-profile matters, he is the guy to go to for developers or


Chambers Global

"The perfect combination of very strong background and very strong skills in legal matters regarding M&A and projects"


Chambers Global

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Recognition

"Leading Individual", Tier 1, Saudi Arabia Projects & Energy


Legal500 EMEA, 2018-2020

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Projects & Energy


Chambers Global, 2010–2020

Leading Lawyer, United Arab Emirates: construction (the only Band 1–ranked lawyer)


Chambers Global, 2010–2020

Who's Who Legal Construction


2017 - 2020

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Energy & Infrastructure


Legal 500, 2010–2020

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Construction


Legal 500, 2014–2020

"Absolutely first class—the best non-contentious lawyer in the UAE."


Chambers Global

"Exceptionally competent projects transactional lawyer”…with “…deep experience on non-contentious construction matters,


Chambers Global

"Noted for his experience in utility PPPs and the firm's high-profile matters, he is the guy to go to for developers or


Chambers Global

"The perfect combination of very strong background and very strong skills in legal matters regarding M&A and projects"


Chambers Global

Matters

Recent Power & Utilities (Solar, Wind, Waste, Water, District Cooling)

Advising the Masdar/EDF consortium on its winning bid for the 400 MW Dumat Al Jandal Wind IPP PPP, the first utility scale wind project in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030, which won PFI Renewable Deal of the Year 2019.

Advising a consortium on its bid for the multi-utility (14 plants) Red Sea Utility PPP, in Saudi Arabia.

Advising an international consortium on its bid for the 1GW Tanajib IWPP in Saudi Arabia.

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Recent Power & Utilities (Solar, Wind, Waste, Water, District Cooling)

Advising the Masdar/EDF consortium on its winning bid for the 400 MW Dumat Al Jandal Wind IPP PPP, the first utility scale wind project in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030, which won PFI Renewable Deal of the Year 2019.

Advising a consortium on its bid for the multi-utility (14 plants) Red Sea Utility PPP, in Saudi Arabia.

Advising an international consortium on its bid for the 1GW Tanajib IWPP in Saudi Arabia.

Advising an international consortium on its bid for the 1GW Jafurah IWPP in Saudi Arabia.

Advising an international consortium on its bid for Facility E IWPP in Qatar.

Advising an international utility major on its successful bid through to financial close for a 400MW IPP in Guam.

Advised an international consortium on its bid for the 2GW gas -fired F3 IPP in Fujairah, UAE.

Advised a Sovereign Wealth Fund on all aspects of its investment, through to financial close, in the 1.8GW gas -fired Hamriyah IPP in Sharjah, UAE.

Advised the Project Company on the development and operation of Phase III 800MW Solar IPP in Dubai.

Advised a Middle Eastern SWF on confidential outbound power PE investments.

Advised a Japanese sponsor on an O&M contract for an Asian wind project.

Advised a private equity fund on two (2) x 10MW solar IPP acquisitions in Jordan.

Advised a sponsor on the EPC Contract for a Solar CSP project in the Middle East.

Advised one of the world’s largest wind turbine OEMs in relation to its standard form TSIA agreement to be used globally (based on FIDIC Yellow Book).

Advised sponsors on the EPC and O&M arrangements associated with a suite of IPPs in Kenya.

Advised UAE government-owned entities on EPC contracts for power substation packages and power distribution network packages.

Advised a global management consultant and a Middle Eastern Government on the establishment of a new “Green Free Zone.”

Advised a consortium on its bid for a 600,000 m3/day Rabigh 3 IWP PPP, the first concession based standalone water project in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030 PPP.

Advised a consortium on its bid for a 450,000 m3/day Shuqaiq 3 IWP PPP, the second concession based standalone water project in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030 PPP.

Advised a consortium on its bid for a 450,000 m3/day Yanbu 4 IWP PPP, the third concession based standalone water project in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030 PPP.

Advising a consortium on its bid for a 570,000 m3/day Jubail 3B IWP PPP, the fifth concession based standalone water project in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030 PPP.

Advised a U.S. infrastructure fund on a U.S. desalination project.

Advised a global management consultant and a Middle Eastern Government entity on its national water strategy program, and its environmental standards and regulations.

Advised a consortium on the 330,000 m3/day Dammam ISTP PPP, the first STP in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030.

Advised Veolia on aspects of the BOOT structured 300,000 m3/day expandable to 500,000 m3/day Jeddah Airport 2 ISTP, the second ISTP in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030.

Advised a Saudi Government-owned entity on seven waste PPPs.

Advised a UAE government-owned entity on multiple utility concessions, including a sewage treatment, district cooling and power.

Advised a UAE government-owned entity on multiple waste water treatment concession projects.

Advised the project company on a Middle East industrial effluent treatment PPP project.

Advised Keppel Seaghers on the Barwon Biosolids PPP in Australia.

Advised Hastings Infrastructure Fund on the Eastern Creek Waste PPP in Australia.

Advised on 50+ district cooling/trigeneration projects including for: MiSK City, Masdar City, Dubai EXPO2020, Lusail City; Riyadh Avenues, KFUPM Business Park; Jeddah Tower; Saadiyat Island; King Abdulaziz Road, New York University; Eastern Mangroves; TDIC Headquarters; ADNEC Capital Center; Danet Cit; Abu Dhabi World Trade Center, Yas Island, Palm Jebel Ali, Jimi Mall, Palazzo Versace, Mina Rashid, Dubai Maritime City, Bahrain World Trade Center, Zayed University, Reem Island, City Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport, Presidential Palace, Dubai Sports City, Akoya Oxygen, Mirdif Hills, ICT Tower, Danat Hospital, Jabal Omar, Maryah Island, Raha Beach, Raha Gardens, Prince Sultan Cultural City, Jeddah Headquarters, Al Mamoura, Confidential acquisitions in Malaysia, UAE, Saudi Arabia.

Advised a global management consultant and a Middle Eastern Government on the establishment of laws and regulations for the regulation of district cooling.

Recent O&G / LNG / Natural Gas

Advised a European energy major on a petrochemical project in Abu Dhabi.

Advised a major O&G global entity on its standard form international EPC contract for use in O&G projects as well as a "wrap around guarantee" for splitting EPC contracts.

Advised a Middle Eastern SWF on its bid for an upstream O&G acquisition.

Advised the ADB in relation to the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan to India (TAPI) pipeline project.

Advised an international O&G company on its bid for a gas processing facility in Croatia and on their standard international EPC contract.

Advised an international O&G company on an EPCM contract for an Asian LNG Receiving Terminal.

Advised an O&G service company on construction contracts for onshore drilling rigs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Advised a subsidiary of the Qatar Investment Authority on centralized gas infrastructure arrangements for master planned projects in Qatar.

Advised UAE government-owned entities on synthetic natural gas processing and storage facilities, including the gas sales contracts, EPC and concession arrangements; on gas distribution network contracts and on multiple gas concession projects including under concession, DBO and EPC contracting models.

Recent PPP - Transport, Healthcare, Education, Housing, Infrastructure

Advising on several confidential Middle Eastern giga infrastructure PPP and construction projects.

Advising a Middle Eastern Government on education and transport PPPs.

Advised the winning bidder on the first project financed workers’ accommodation PPP in Saudi Arabia.

Advised the grantor on the first project financed workers’ accommodation PPP in the UAE.

Advised a State owned entity on construction and PPP pass through aspects of NYU University Abu Dhabi PPPZayed University PPP and Paris Sorbonne Abu Dhabi University PPP.

Advised the winning bidder on SkyCity PPP in Hong Kong.

Advised the Victorian Government on the Mitcham-Frankston Highway PPP.

Oman Investment Corporation on a greenfield mega mixed use industrial project in Oman.

Advised MASIC as part of an international consortium bidding on the US$2 billion PPP for the expansion, development, maintenance, operation and finance of the Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including on the concession and EPC arrangements.

Matters

Recent Power & Utilities (Solar, Wind, Waste, Water, District Cooling)

Advising the Masdar/EDF consortium on its winning bid for the 400 MW Dumat Al Jandal Wind IPP PPP, the first utility scale wind project in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030, which won PFI Renewable Deal of the Year 2019.

Advising a consortium on its bid for the multi-utility (14 plants) Red Sea Utility PPP, in Saudi Arabia.

Advising an international consortium on its bid for the 1GW Tanajib IWPP in Saudi Arabia.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Recent Power & Utilities (Solar, Wind, Waste, Water, District Cooling)

Advising the Masdar/EDF consortium on its winning bid for the 400 MW Dumat Al Jandal Wind IPP PPP, the first utility scale wind project in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030, which won PFI Renewable Deal of the Year 2019.

Advising a consortium on its bid for the multi-utility (14 plants) Red Sea Utility PPP, in Saudi Arabia.

Advising an international consortium on its bid for the 1GW Tanajib IWPP in Saudi Arabia.

Advising an international consortium on its bid for the 1GW Jafurah IWPP in Saudi Arabia.

Advising an international consortium on its bid for Facility E IWPP in Qatar.

Advising an international utility major on its successful bid through to financial close for a 400MW IPP in Guam.

Advised an international consortium on its bid for the 2GW gas -fired F3 IPP in Fujairah, UAE.

Advised a Sovereign Wealth Fund on all aspects of its investment, through to financial close, in the 1.8GW gas -fired Hamriyah IPP in Sharjah, UAE.

Advised the Project Company on the development and operation of Phase III 800MW Solar IPP in Dubai.

Advised a Middle Eastern SWF on confidential outbound power PE investments.

Advised a Japanese sponsor on an O&M contract for an Asian wind project.

Advised a private equity fund on two (2) x 10MW solar IPP acquisitions in Jordan.

Advised a sponsor on the EPC Contract for a Solar CSP project in the Middle East.

Advised one of the world’s largest wind turbine OEMs in relation to its standard form TSIA agreement to be used globally (based on FIDIC Yellow Book).

Advised sponsors on the EPC and O&M arrangements associated with a suite of IPPs in Kenya.

Advised UAE government-owned entities on EPC contracts for power substation packages and power distribution network packages.

Advised a global management consultant and a Middle Eastern Government on the establishment of a new “Green Free Zone.”

Advised a consortium on its bid for a 600,000 m3/day Rabigh 3 IWP PPP, the first concession based standalone water project in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030 PPP.

Advised a consortium on its bid for a 450,000 m3/day Shuqaiq 3 IWP PPP, the second concession based standalone water project in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030 PPP.

Advised a consortium on its bid for a 450,000 m3/day Yanbu 4 IWP PPP, the third concession based standalone water project in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030 PPP.

Advising a consortium on its bid for a 570,000 m3/day Jubail 3B IWP PPP, the fifth concession based standalone water project in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030 PPP.

Advised a U.S. infrastructure fund on a U.S. desalination project.

Advised a global management consultant and a Middle Eastern Government entity on its national water strategy program, and its environmental standards and regulations.

Advised a consortium on the 330,000 m3/day Dammam ISTP PPP, the first STP in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030.

Advised Veolia on aspects of the BOOT structured 300,000 m3/day expandable to 500,000 m3/day Jeddah Airport 2 ISTP, the second ISTP in Saudi Arabia under Vision2030.

Advised a Saudi Government-owned entity on seven waste PPPs.

Advised a UAE government-owned entity on multiple utility concessions, including a sewage treatment, district cooling and power.

Advised a UAE government-owned entity on multiple waste water treatment concession projects.

Advised the project company on a Middle East industrial effluent treatment PPP project.

Advised Keppel Seaghers on the Barwon Biosolids PPP in Australia.

Advised Hastings Infrastructure Fund on the Eastern Creek Waste PPP in Australia.

Advised on 50+ district cooling/trigeneration projects including for: MiSK City, Masdar City, Dubai EXPO2020, Lusail City; Riyadh Avenues, KFUPM Business Park; Jeddah Tower; Saadiyat Island; King Abdulaziz Road, New York University; Eastern Mangroves; TDIC Headquarters; ADNEC Capital Center; Danet Cit; Abu Dhabi World Trade Center, Yas Island, Palm Jebel Ali, Jimi Mall, Palazzo Versace, Mina Rashid, Dubai Maritime City, Bahrain World Trade Center, Zayed University, Reem Island, City Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport, Presidential Palace, Dubai Sports City, Akoya Oxygen, Mirdif Hills, ICT Tower, Danat Hospital, Jabal Omar, Maryah Island, Raha Beach, Raha Gardens, Prince Sultan Cultural City, Jeddah Headquarters, Al Mamoura, Confidential acquisitions in Malaysia, UAE, Saudi Arabia.

Advised a global management consultant and a Middle Eastern Government on the establishment of laws and regulations for the regulation of district cooling.

Recent O&G / LNG / Natural Gas

Advised a European energy major on a petrochemical project in Abu Dhabi.

Advised a major O&G global entity on its standard form international EPC contract for use in O&G projects as well as a "wrap around guarantee" for splitting EPC contracts.

Advised a Middle Eastern SWF on its bid for an upstream O&G acquisition.

Advised the ADB in relation to the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan to India (TAPI) pipeline project.

Advised an international O&G company on its bid for a gas processing facility in Croatia and on their standard international EPC contract.

Advised an international O&G company on an EPCM contract for an Asian LNG Receiving Terminal.

Advised an O&G service company on construction contracts for onshore drilling rigs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Advised a subsidiary of the Qatar Investment Authority on centralized gas infrastructure arrangements for master planned projects in Qatar.

Advised UAE government-owned entities on synthetic natural gas processing and storage facilities, including the gas sales contracts, EPC and concession arrangements; on gas distribution network contracts and on multiple gas concession projects including under concession, DBO and EPC contracting models.

Recent PPP - Transport, Healthcare, Education, Housing, Infrastructure

Advising on several confidential Middle Eastern giga infrastructure PPP and construction projects.

Advising a Middle Eastern Government on education and transport PPPs.

Advised the winning bidder on the first project financed workers’ accommodation PPP in Saudi Arabia.

Advised the grantor on the first project financed workers’ accommodation PPP in the UAE.

Advised a State owned entity on construction and PPP pass through aspects of NYU University Abu Dhabi PPPZayed University PPP and Paris Sorbonne Abu Dhabi University PPP.

Advised the winning bidder on SkyCity PPP in Hong Kong.

Advised the Victorian Government on the Mitcham-Frankston Highway PPP.

Oman Investment Corporation on a greenfield mega mixed use industrial project in Oman.

Advised MASIC as part of an international consortium bidding on the US$2 billion PPP for the expansion, development, maintenance, operation and finance of the Prince Muhammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including on the concession and EPC arrangements.

Credentials

B.Com, LLB, University of Tasmania, with honors

High Court of Australia

Hong Kong

Tasmania

Victoria

Australian Business Group

International District Energy Association

Society of Construction Law

"Leading Individual", Tier 1, Saudi Arabia Projects & Energy


Legal500 EMEA, 2018-2020

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Projects & Energy


Chambers Global, 2010–2020

Leading Lawyer, United Arab Emirates: construction (the only Band 1–ranked lawyer)


Chambers Global, 2010–2020

Who's Who Legal Construction


2017 - 2020

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Energy & Infrastructure


Legal 500, 2010–2020

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Construction


Legal 500, 2014–2020

"Absolutely first class—the best non-contentious lawyer in the UAE."


Chambers Global

"Exceptionally competent projects transactional lawyer”…with “…deep experience on non-contentious construction matters,


Chambers Global

"Noted for his experience in utility PPPs and the firm's high-profile matters, he is the guy to go to for developers or


Chambers Global

"The perfect combination of very strong background and very strong skills in legal matters regarding M&A and projects"


Chambers Global

Icon close

Close

Recognition

"Leading Individual", Tier 1, Saudi Arabia Projects & Energy


Legal500 EMEA, 2018-2020

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Projects & Energy


Chambers Global, 2010–2020

Leading Lawyer, United Arab Emirates: construction (the only Band 1–ranked lawyer)


Chambers Global, 2010–2020

Who's Who Legal Construction


2017 - 2020

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Energy & Infrastructure


Legal 500, 2010–2020

Leading Lawyer, Middle East: Construction


Legal 500, 2014–2020

"Absolutely first class—the best non-contentious lawyer in the UAE."


Chambers Global

"Exceptionally competent projects transactional lawyer”…with “…deep experience on non-contentious construction matters,


Chambers Global

"Noted for his experience in utility PPPs and the firm's high-profile matters, he is the guy to go to for developers or


Chambers Global

"The perfect combination of very strong background and very strong skills in legal matters regarding M&A and projects"


Chambers Global