Ashurst boosts US transit and infrastructure offering with partner relocation

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    Jonathan's practice is focused on transit and infrastructure projects, particularly rail projects, advising both the public and private sectors. He has extensive experience advising on the structuring and running of major procurement exercises and developing bespoke project documentation, including arrangements relating to construction, operations, maintenance, P3 projects, development, financing, capacity enhancements, network extensions and rolling stock procurements.

    Co-Head of Projects for Americas, Anna Hermelin, commented: "Jonathan has an impressive transport and infrastructure track record and we are thrilled to have him join us on the US projects team. His work on innovative transit and rail projects in the UK and Europe means that he is well-placed to bring our global experience into the local context here in the US."

    Jonathan added: "I am delighted to join the Los Angeles office. It is an exciting time to have a transit and infrastructure focus in the US, made up of some of the fastest growing markets in the world. I look forward to working with Anna Hermelin and the team, and having the opportunity to deploy the experience I have built up over 15 years working in the market-leading Global Projects team at Ashurst."

    Jonathan is admitted to practice in England & Wales; his application for admission to the California State Bar is pending.

    Ashurst is ranked Band 1 for Projects: PPP in Chambers USA 2021 and has a dedicated team located in Los Angeles and New York advising on major transport and social infrastructure projects delivered under alternative delivery and innovative financing models in the United States. Ashurst advised on the award-winning Fargo Moorhead project, which was recently named "Americas P3 Deal of the Year" at the PFI Awards 2021.