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Experienced Project Finance Partner Joins Latham & Watkins in London

August 31, 2021
Arrival of Tom Bartlett will further expand the firm’s cutting-edge practice in the energy, infrastructure, and power sectors.

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Tom Bartlett has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in the Project Development & Finance Practice. Bartlett’s practice focuses on advising developers, sponsors, lenders, buyers, sellers, and other market participants on the development, financing, construction, operation, and acquisition of projects throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and around the world.

“Tom is a highly talented and vastly experienced practitioner with a broad skillset that will further enhance our existing capabilities in Europe and globally,” said Stephen Kensell, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in London. “He brings a stellar track record advising on large and complex financings, and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Bartlett regularly advises on cross-border project finance, acquisition finance, reserve-based lending, Islamic finance, commodity-based financings, export credit finance, and other structured finance transactions across a wide variety of sectors and industries.  He has extensive experience working on upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas, power, and satellite financings, and he also regularly counsels clients on innovative renewable financings and energy transition transactions.

“Tom’s breadth of experience and established connections are highly complementary to our practice,” added Mo Nurmohamed, Co-Chair of the firm’s Finance Department in London. “He brings a combination of deep energy, infra, and power sector knowledge and experience counselling on high profile, complex matters that will add tremendous firepower to our already strong bench in Europe and around the world.”

“Our project finance team enjoys an excellent reputation for being at the forefront of the global market. Adding a practitioner of Tom’s standing is testament to our global growth strategy and underscores our commitment to offering clients the most experienced, uniquely qualified team that can handle a wide range of complex, cutting-edge assignments,” added Jeff Greenberg, Global Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Project Development & Finance Practice. “Tom is a fantastic lawyer with a proven track-record in multiple jurisdictions and across multiple high growth sectors. A strong practice builder, he will be a tremendous asset for our clients operating in all corners of the globe.”

Bartlett joins Latham & Watkins from White & Case. He graduated from Leeds University in 1997 with a BA (hons) and qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2001.

Bartlett follows the recent arrivals of Sidharth (Sid) Bhasin and James Clayton-Payne, who joined the firm as corporate partners in the Energy & Infrastructure Industry Group in Singapore. Finance partner Don Stokes will also join Latham in Singapore in the Project Development & Finance Practice and Energy & Infrastructure industry Group. All three partners have extensive experience in the energy, power, infrastructure, and renewables sectors.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Notes to Editors

1Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Firm of Salman M. Al-Sudairi, a limited liability company, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.