McQuater, Gavin – Hot 100

In just a few years, Lovells’ head of project finance Gavin McQuater has built the practice from nothing into being one of the firm’s most profitable and respected offerings.

In recent times, McQuater has played a key role in Lovells, winning some of the most coveted instructions in the market. Among the group’s key mandates are advising Tube Lines on the London Underground public-private partnership and subsequent refinancing, acting on the Skynet 5 satellite project and, most recently, winning out over a host of firms to advise the Galileo Joint Undertaking on the multibillion-euro Galileo satellite project.

Regarded in the market as a gentleman and a straight-talker, McQuater has also overseen the PFI group’s push into Continental Europe and Canada, going some way to ensuring that PFI remains one of the most significant legal exports to come out of the UK.

Gavin McQuater