Elsey, Mark – Hot 100

In recent years, Ashurst’s head of projects Mark Elsey has overseen the growth of the practice into one of the most respected and high-profile projects and PFI teams in the market.

And while the group may have built its name advising government bodies on the accommodation and transport PFI megadeals, Ashurst’s PFI group is now firmly established for its work advising sponsors and funders too.

On Elsey’s watch, the group has secured some of the UK’s most coveted mandates including scooping the funder’s role on the £1bn St Barts and London NHS PFI ahead of the seemingly more natural choice of Linklaters.

Last year Elsey scored another coup after fighting off fierce competition from a host of firms, including Herbert Smith and Denton Wilde Sapte, to advise Transport for London on the construction of the controversial Thames Gateway Bridge, all the while maintaining his characteristic charm and composure.

Mark Elsey