Ashurst parachutes projects ace into NY

Ashurst will launch its New York project finance team with energy, transport and infrastructure partner Jason Radford, who is ­relocating to the US at the end of the summer.

Radford, a partner since 2009, will join a group of six finance partners ­currently practising in the city. The team’s focus is ­primarily on structured finance transactions.

A PFI and PPP expert, Radford’s move is designed to capture an anticipated boom in project finance infrastructure projects across the US and the rest of the Americas.

“I’m absolutely sold on the whole US infrastructure market,” Radford said. “Because of our experience in the UK and elsewhere, we’ll be looking at public sector work as well as the sponsor side.”

Radford revealed that one associate may relocate with him, but added that the ­ultimate size of the practice has yet to be decided.