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About Tom

Tom Swarbrick advises clients in relation to construction and related contracts in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He has represented governments, developers, funders and contractors in relation to major projects across the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Tom Swarbrick is extremely reliable and solution oriented.
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Al Ansar Hospital PPP — advising lenders to a consortium of Tamasuk and Alghanim in relation to the development of the Al Ansar Hospital PPP in Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Neom Residential Communities, Wave 2 — advising Vision International Investment Company-led consortium regarding its bid for up to 21 construction villages at NEOM

Neom Residential Communities, Wave 1 — advising lenders to the Tamasuk-led consortium regarding its successful tender for and winning of two out of six construction villages at NEOM

Rabobank — project financing the 49.5 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) project to be developed by Cero Generation and Enso Energy and co-located with the 49.9 MW Larks Green solar farm located in Gloucestershire, England

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures — limited recourse project financing of the 34 MW Contego and 99 MW Clay Tye battery energy storage projects in the United Kingdom

Hellas Gold Single Member, S.A. — €680 million project financing facility for a subsidiary of Eldorado Gold Corporation for the development of the Skouries gold and copper mine in Northern Greece  

Eni S.p.A. — £140 million acquisition of a 20 percent interest in the Dogger Bank (C) 1.2 GW offshore wind farm project from Equinor and SSE

Clay Tye Battery Storage Project — Fotowatio Renewable Ventures in connection with the development of a 99 MW/198 MWh utility battery storage project powered by Tesla Megapack lithium-ion batteries in the UK

Eni S.p.A. — £405 million acquisition of 20 percent interest in the Dogger Bank (A and B) 2.4 GW offshore wind farm project from Equinor and SSE

Al Kharsaah IPP — Marubeni Corporation and Total regarding the development, implementation and financing of the 800.15 MW Al Kharsaah Solar PV Independent Power Project in Qatar

REPDO 2 Category B 1.4 GW solar PV IPPs — Marubeni Corporation and Al Jomaih Energy and Water Company consortium as the winning bidder for the Rabigh 300 MW solar PV IPP, tendered under the second round of the Saudi Arabian National Renewable Energy Program

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures — development of a 34 MW/ 68 MWh utility scale battery storage project, to be constructed and operated by Tesla in the United Kingdom

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures — development of the 55 MW Masrik Solar PV plant in Armenia

Premier Oil Exploration and Production Limited — construction elements of the proposed project financing of the Sea Lion offshore oil field development in the North Falkland basin

Hillwood International Energy — EPC contract and other construction and services contracts for an onshore oil development in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Eni México S. de R.L. de C.V. — construction and services contracts (auxiliary drilling services; drilling rig; fuel supply; helicopter services; line pipe supply; oil spill response; onshore receiving facility; transport and installation; vessels) in relation to the development of the Amoca field, offshore Mexico

Ophir Energy plc — upstream and midstream EPC and O&M contracts and implementation of project mutual hold harmless arrangements in relation to $2 billion floating LNG project, offshore Equatorial Guinea

Anglo African Oil and Gas plc — Tilapia field operations in the Republic of Congo

EOG Resources, Inc. — various contract packages, including transportation and installation and fabrication and installation contracts, for EOG's offshore developments in Trinidad and Tobago

Helium One Limited — drilling contract in relation to a globally significant discovery of helium in Tanzania

Credentials

Education

Nottingham Law School,
L.P.C.
2005
Nottingham Law School,
G.D.L.
2004
The University of Manchester,
B.A.
2002

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

News

News

GCC Social Infra PPP Steps Up

Mena Faces Energy Storage Troubles

The Middle East Legal Awards 2021: Who Won What and Why

Bracewell Named Finalist for Three IFLR Europe Awards

Insights

Insights

Power Steering Saudi Bus Rapid Transit PPP

In anticipation of a wave of bus rapid transit (BRT) projects across Saudi Arabia, Bracewell's Andrej Kormuth, Tom Swarbrick and Bagya Nambron look at the key features of BRT systems from a PPP structuring perspective and the question of technological choice: battery and hydrogen as two competing ‘clean’ fuel technologies and the factors that may determine their bankability.

Performance Bonds – Call Me?

On-demand performance bonds are commonly used in international energy construction projects. They take the form of an undertaking by an issuing bank or financial institution, on behalf of an obligor, typically the contractor, to pay on demand a specific amount to a named beneficiary, typically the employer. Read the factors that an employer should consider when deciding whether to call a bond.

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Chambers Global
UAE - Construction: Non-Contentious, 2024
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa
Infrastructure and Projects (Including Project Finance), 2022; Construction, 2021 - 2023
The Legal 500 United Kingdom
Real Estate - Construction, 2017 - 2018-19 (Next Generation Lawyer, 2017)
Delinian Limited
IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate and M&A Guide
Project Development, 2023; Project Finance, 2023
Portfolio Media, Inc.
Law360
Construction Rising Star, 2020

Events

Past Events

Dubai Week

May 17, 2022 - May 19, 2022