The Lawyer Awards 2015 - In-house Commerce & Industry Team of the Year

Our legal and corporate services team was awarded the prestigious accolade of In-house Commerce & Industry Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2015. 

Key factors in their success were the part they played throughout the process for the £400m North Yorkshire Waste PPP project - a 28-year project that will reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill – and in the acquisition and integration of Enterprise plc.

The most intense phase of the North Yorkshire Waste project was the six-month period leading to financial close in October 2014 and the judges praised the team for their hands on approach to completing a complex package of project contracts and financing agreements.

Wayne Robertson, Group Legal Director said: “Helping to reach financial close on strategically significant projects, such as North Yorkshire, is a vital part of what we do and helps the company continue its ambitious growth plans.

“We are absolutely delighted to receive this award, and it is testament to the business-focused and collaborative way the team work and recognition of their efforts over the past 12 months.”

The Lawyer Awards celebrate excellence across private practice, the public sector, commerce and industry, and the Bar and is considered to be one of the most influential events within the legal profession.

Previous winners of the In-house Commerce & Industry Team awards include Royal Mail, Shell and Anheuser-Busch.