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Timm Smith is an associate in the Project Finance and Projects and Infrastructure practices. He is based in the Abu Dhabi office of King & Spalding. Prior to joining King & Spalding, Timm trained and qualified with an international law firm in the UK where he practiced as a commercial projects, infrastructure and procurement specialist.

Timm has also advised clients on a wide-range of projects (including public-private-partnerships (PPPs)) within the defence, transportation, energy, utilities and social infrastructure sectors.

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Credentials

L.P.C., The College of Law, UK, with distinction

LL.B., The College of Law, UK, Second Class Honours (Upper Division)

G.D.L., The College of Law, UK, with merit

B.A. Political Science and History, The University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Second Class Honours (Upper Division)

Law Society of England & Wales

Law Society of England & Wales (admitted 9/15/2014; Reg # 542393)

English

French

Matters

Represented a Saudi Arabian government-owned investor in relation to an accommodation PPP involving the design, build, finance and operation of a permanent residential facility to accommodate over 2,000 employees.

Represented a Saudi Arabian government-owned investor in relation to a social infrastructure PPP involving the design, build, finance and operation of a government security residential compound.

Acting as international counsel to global power project developers as sponsors during a competitive tendering process for a 300 MW solar PV project.

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Represented a Saudi Arabian government-owned investor in relation to an accommodation PPP involving the design, build, finance and operation of a permanent residential facility to accommodate over 2,000 employees.

Represented a Saudi Arabian government-owned investor in relation to a social infrastructure PPP involving the design, build, finance and operation of a government security residential compound.

Acting as international counsel to global power project developers as sponsors during a competitive tendering process for a 300 MW solar PV project.

Advising a Dubai Government owned entity on a district cooling PPP to support infrastructure at Dubai EXPO2020.

Advising the sponsors of a district cooling build-operate-transfer project financing supporting the US$6 billion Akoya Oxygen project, UAE.

Advising the sponsors of a district cooling build-operate-transfer project financing supporting the US$1 billion Mirdif Hills project, UAE.

Advising a Saudi Government ministry in relation to the procurement of seven municipal solid waste management PPP projects, a monitoring services outsourcing provision and a construction and demolition waste PPP.

Advising a master developer in relation to its procurement of a private sector partner to deliver a district cooling project in Saudi Arabia on a build-operate-transfer basis.

Advising a GCC master developer on a suite of four captive utilities (district cooling, water, power, STP) to support the proposed development of one of the world’s tallest towers.

Advising the world's largest package delivery company and provider of supply chain management solutions in relation to an exclusive logistics supply and sponsorship partnership agreements relating to Dubai EXPO2020.

Advising an UAE Emirate-government owned enterprise in relation to regulatory issues arising from a potential restructuring of its healthcare operations in the UAE.

Advising a US-based healthcare technology company in relation to the regulatory and licensing issues arising from the establishment of a new entity to deliver remote diagnosis and treatment services to patients in the UAE via telecommunications technology.

Advised a Middle-East oil and gas company on construction law issues relating to its suite of standard contractual documents.

Assisting a Middle East public service electricity and water company on the establishment of a free zone to promote the growth of companies with a renewable energy and cleantech focus.

Advised the sponsors on the design-build-finance-operation of a hazardous and medical waste treatment facility in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Acted for a private medical insurer in relation to the construction of a medical clinic in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Assisted a Saudi Arabian pension fund with commercial due diligence with regard to its potential acquisition of a polysilicon manufacturing business.

Advising a Middle East railway franchisee in relation to contractual issues arising from its suite of operation and maintenance contracts.

Acted for a Fortune 100 listed company on the drafting and negotiation of a significant supply of goods and services agreement with a UAE counterparty.

Advising an oil and gas production company on the construction contract for a floating LNG storage and regasification unit, jetty and related civil works in Indonesia.

Represented UK Central Government on a multi-billion pound PPP project to upgrade, finance and operate an aviation traffic management control system and to maintain multiple air bases.

Represented a private sector contractor on a PPP scheme let under the Scottish Non-Profit Distributing (NPD) model, to develop, upgrade, extend, operate and maintain a fundamental section of Scottish highways.

Acted for a UK local authority on the PPP procurement of a private sector partner to enter into a multi-billion pound joint venture to develop a mixed-use urban regeneration and social housing project.

Represented a major UK housing association on an innovative partnership project with a leading educational institution and special educational needs provider

Advised a collaboration of UK local authorities on the establishment of a large-scale municipal solid waste “household reuse and re-cycling centre” PPP, and on the outsourcing of waste and grounds maintenance services.

Advised a municipal waste authority on a major joint PPP procurement for a multi-million 25 year residual waste treatment provision, including a waste to energy facility.

Advised a municipal waste authority on the procurement of waste collection and environmental arrangements. Including a combined contract for the outsourcing of waste recycling, street cleaning and grounds maintenance services.

Acted for a private sector contractor on its successful bid for a multi-million pound 23-year partnership agreement contract to provide of waste collection, street cleaning, highways, upgraded street lighting and property services for a major UK local authority.

Advised a UK local government body on the procurement of an outsourced service provider for a long-term operation and maintenance contract.

Represented two real estate developers on district energy schemes for three different multi-million pound regeneration projects situated in central London.

Acted for an infrastructure fund on the due diligence aspects of a multi-million acquisition of 7 NHS Lift companies.

Advised a UK real estate developer on the drafting and negotiation of two transport operation and maintenance contracts to service new housing developments.

Advised a UK local authority on its schools academisation programme, advising on the conversion of more than ten maintained, foundation or voluntary aided schools into academies.

Advised a stated-owned development agency on a series of commercial contractual arrangements relating to a flagship mixed-use development in London.

Matters

Represented a Saudi Arabian government-owned investor in relation to an accommodation PPP involving the design, build, finance and operation of a permanent residential facility to accommodate over 2,000 employees.

Represented a Saudi Arabian government-owned investor in relation to a social infrastructure PPP involving the design, build, finance and operation of a government security residential compound.

Acting as international counsel to global power project developers as sponsors during a competitive tendering process for a 300 MW solar PV project.

See more
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Matters

Represented a Saudi Arabian government-owned investor in relation to an accommodation PPP involving the design, build, finance and operation of a permanent residential facility to accommodate over 2,000 employees.

Represented a Saudi Arabian government-owned investor in relation to a social infrastructure PPP involving the design, build, finance and operation of a government security residential compound.

Acting as international counsel to global power project developers as sponsors during a competitive tendering process for a 300 MW solar PV project.

Advising a Dubai Government owned entity on a district cooling PPP to support infrastructure at Dubai EXPO2020.

Advising the sponsors of a district cooling build-operate-transfer project financing supporting the US$6 billion Akoya Oxygen project, UAE.

Advising the sponsors of a district cooling build-operate-transfer project financing supporting the US$1 billion Mirdif Hills project, UAE.

Advising a Saudi Government ministry in relation to the procurement of seven municipal solid waste management PPP projects, a monitoring services outsourcing provision and a construction and demolition waste PPP.

Advising a master developer in relation to its procurement of a private sector partner to deliver a district cooling project in Saudi Arabia on a build-operate-transfer basis.

Advising a GCC master developer on a suite of four captive utilities (district cooling, water, power, STP) to support the proposed development of one of the world’s tallest towers.

Advising the world's largest package delivery company and provider of supply chain management solutions in relation to an exclusive logistics supply and sponsorship partnership agreements relating to Dubai EXPO2020.

Advising an UAE Emirate-government owned enterprise in relation to regulatory issues arising from a potential restructuring of its healthcare operations in the UAE.

Advising a US-based healthcare technology company in relation to the regulatory and licensing issues arising from the establishment of a new entity to deliver remote diagnosis and treatment services to patients in the UAE via telecommunications technology.

Advised a Middle-East oil and gas company on construction law issues relating to its suite of standard contractual documents.

Assisting a Middle East public service electricity and water company on the establishment of a free zone to promote the growth of companies with a renewable energy and cleantech focus.

Advised the sponsors on the design-build-finance-operation of a hazardous and medical waste treatment facility in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Acted for a private medical insurer in relation to the construction of a medical clinic in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Assisted a Saudi Arabian pension fund with commercial due diligence with regard to its potential acquisition of a polysilicon manufacturing business.

Advising a Middle East railway franchisee in relation to contractual issues arising from its suite of operation and maintenance contracts.

Acted for a Fortune 100 listed company on the drafting and negotiation of a significant supply of goods and services agreement with a UAE counterparty.

Advising an oil and gas production company on the construction contract for a floating LNG storage and regasification unit, jetty and related civil works in Indonesia.

Represented UK Central Government on a multi-billion pound PPP project to upgrade, finance and operate an aviation traffic management control system and to maintain multiple air bases.

Represented a private sector contractor on a PPP scheme let under the Scottish Non-Profit Distributing (NPD) model, to develop, upgrade, extend, operate and maintain a fundamental section of Scottish highways.

Acted for a UK local authority on the PPP procurement of a private sector partner to enter into a multi-billion pound joint venture to develop a mixed-use urban regeneration and social housing project.

Represented a major UK housing association on an innovative partnership project with a leading educational institution and special educational needs provider

Advised a collaboration of UK local authorities on the establishment of a large-scale municipal solid waste “household reuse and re-cycling centre” PPP, and on the outsourcing of waste and grounds maintenance services.

Advised a municipal waste authority on a major joint PPP procurement for a multi-million 25 year residual waste treatment provision, including a waste to energy facility.

Advised a municipal waste authority on the procurement of waste collection and environmental arrangements. Including a combined contract for the outsourcing of waste recycling, street cleaning and grounds maintenance services.

Acted for a private sector contractor on its successful bid for a multi-million pound 23-year partnership agreement contract to provide of waste collection, street cleaning, highways, upgraded street lighting and property services for a major UK local authority.

Advised a UK local government body on the procurement of an outsourced service provider for a long-term operation and maintenance contract.

Represented two real estate developers on district energy schemes for three different multi-million pound regeneration projects situated in central London.

Acted for an infrastructure fund on the due diligence aspects of a multi-million acquisition of 7 NHS Lift companies.

Advised a UK real estate developer on the drafting and negotiation of two transport operation and maintenance contracts to service new housing developments.

Advised a UK local authority on its schools academisation programme, advising on the conversion of more than ten maintained, foundation or voluntary aided schools into academies.

Advised a stated-owned development agency on a series of commercial contractual arrangements relating to a flagship mixed-use development in London.

Credentials

L.P.C., The College of Law, UK, with distinction

LL.B., The College of Law, UK, Second Class Honours (Upper Division)

G.D.L., The College of Law, UK, with merit

B.A. Political Science and History, The University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, Second Class Honours (Upper Division)

Law Society of England & Wales

Law Society of England & Wales (admitted 9/15/2014; Reg # 542393)

English

French