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DLA Piper projects partner Alex Guy is to join the firm’s Australian alliance partner DLA Phillips Fox alongside Dubai head Tony Holland.
Guy, who has been at DLA Piper for about 14 years, has been working with DLA Phillips Fox advising the New Zealand Government on a new PPP framework agreement over the last year.
Guy’s move out to DLA Phillips Fox follows news that Dubai head Tony Holland is to become the new CEO of the Australian firm (30 October 2009).
Former Mallesons partner Holland is a project finance specialist and the simultaneous move of the two DLA Piper partners marks DLA Phillips Fox’s drive to increase its PPP capability.
“Australia has the feel in terms of PPP that the UK had eight or nine years ago and is about to take off,” commented Guy. “I’ll be helping to develop their finance and projects expertise generally and raise the firm’s profile in the project finance market.”
Guy will become an equity partner at the Brisbane office of DLA Phillips Fox as of 1 January 2010. His appointment will be for a minimum of three years.
He is an expert on rail projects and has advised on London Underground and the Docklands Light Railway. He has also worked closely on the Nottingham Express Transit System on which he will continue to advise after moving down under.