Sullivan Expands Project Finance Practice in London

Press Release
September 17, 2018

London, UK, September 17, 2018 – International law firm Sullivan is pleased to announce that Robert Franklin has joined the firm as a senior counsel in the finance team in the London office to expand and help lead its project finance practice. He joins the firm from Clyde & Co in London.

Robert is a project finance lawyer with broad experience advising sponsors, lenders, investors and public authorities in relation to infrastructure and energy projects. Industry sectors in which he has experience include renewable energy, power, social infrastructure, telecommunications, transport and natural resources. He has advised on numerous projects outside the UK, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, complementing well the firm’s existing project finance practice.

Robert advises on a wide range of debt products and capital structures for both greenfield and brownfield assets, as well as other limited or non-recourse financing techniques (including acquisition finance, asset finance and reserve-based lending) as well as secured and unsecured corporate lending.

Since 2015, Robert has been an advisory board member of Invest in Africa, a not-for-profit organisation which promotes SME development in Ghana, Kenya and Senegal through a range of market interventions including web-based platforms and capacity-building training.

"We are pleased to welcome Robert to Sullivan’s growing finance practice in London. With nearly 20 years' experience advising sponsors, lenders, investors and others in relation to the development and implementation of projects, often in Sub-Saharan Africa, his practice will add real depth to our existing project finance capabilities, in particular in telecoms, energy and renewables," commented Geoff Wynne, head of Sullivan’s London office.

Robert Franklin added: "I am delighted to join Sullivan’s dynamic London office, and I look forward to playing my part in helping lead and further developing the project finance practice across Sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere."

About Robert Franklin
Robert received his LLM from New York University in 1995, attended the College of Law in London in 1991 and qualified as a UK solicitor in 1993. He received his LLB from the University of Birmingham in 1989.

About Sullivan

Sullivan is a leading law firm advising clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging businesses. With 200 lawyers in Boston, London, New York, Tel Aviv and Washington, D.C., the firm offers services in a wide range of areas, including corporate finance, banking, trade finance, project finance, securities and mutual funds, litigation and dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, tax, real estate and REITs, private equity and venture capital, bankruptcy, environment and natural resources, climate change, renewable energy and water resources, regulatory, employment and benefits law. Its trade and export finance practice is a recognised market leader, ranked tier 1 by the legal directories.

Sullivan's London office is located at Tower 42 in the heart of the City of London. For more information, please visit and @sullivanlaw.

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