Anthony I. Fine focuses his practice on infrastructure & resources, handling economic and social public sector infrastructure projects as well as outsourcing. Anthony is widely recognized as a leading authority in the market, with over 35 years of experience. He acts as trusted counsel for government, public listed and private corporations as well as individuals. He advises at board level, adept in delivering precision legal advice with a keen eye to commercial practicalities and the overarching strategic aims of the business.

Anthony practice is truly global, working in several jurisdictions across a number of sectors including health, prisons & justice accommodation, education, defence, government, services, transport and energy. He has considerable experience in the renewable energy fields and has undertaken market leading nuclear projects in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Recognized as a key advisor in the PPP market, Anthony has been involved in PPP since its inception in the early 1990s, during which time he has worked on various complex and pathfinder projects across a number of sectors throughout Europe. He has innovated at the public/private sector interface and devised new commercial and legal structures to support required outcomes. He has been involved in M&A and regulatory activity globally from both a commercial and legal strategic viewpoint.



  • Advised a major energy services provider in connection with a waste from energy project involving an existing energy centre PFI operated by a north London NHS Trust*
  • Advised an energy services provider in connection with an energy facilities PPP for Addenbrooke hospital*
  • Advised lead arrangers and original lenders in connection with GBP 29 million financing of waste management facilities for Dumfries and Galloway Council*
  • Advised an energy provider on Royal Marsden PPP project for a hospital energy trust*
  • Advised a consortium on Plymouth waste to energy plant and subsequent financing*


  • Advised a consortium in connection with GBP 2 billion 10-year term contract for operation and management of the Nuclear Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston and AWE convoy*
  • Advised a UK Plc in its capacity as a consortium member in connection with the competition held by the Nuclear Decommission Authority (“NDA”) to secure a Parent Body Organisation (“PBO”) for the Sellafield nuclear site*
  • Advised a consortium in connection with Framework Agreement with Magnox relating to decommissioning and other works on Magnox Nuclear Power Stations*
  • Advised a contractor in connection with GBP 350 million contract for the provision of fully integrated facilities management services for British Energy at all UK sites both nuclear, coal fired and administrative, involving detailed advice on nuclear and insurance related issues*
  • Advised a bidding consortium member in connection with the decommissioning of two UK sites (Super Magnox)*
  • Advised a major US nuclear company in connection with its interest in the UK decommissioning market*
  • Advising a contactor in connection with the Hinkley point nuclear build*

Defence & Aerospace

  • Advised a sponsor in relation to the MoD GBP 1 billion Combined Aerial Targets (CATS) PFI Project*
  • Advised a sponsor in connection with the provision of helicopter simulators to the MoD Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training facility*
  • Advised A consortium in connection with MoD GDP1billion PPP project second phase for the provision of single living accommodation (SLAM II)*
  • Advised a sponsor in connection with the UK MoD 20 year PFI contract for the Skynet 5 military communication satellite*
  • Advised an operator on the future provision of marine services contract*
  • Completed 6 MoD PRIME projects (e.g. Regents and SLAM)*
  • Advised a private sector partner in the redevelopment and reorganisation of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory*


  • Advised an operator on the project for the operation and maintenance of the Docklands Light Railway*
  • Advised a consortium on unsolicited bid on building light railway in Miami*
  • Advised a consortium on the A1 and A2 roads project in Poland*
  • Advised sponsors on the London Boris Bike Scheme*

Business Process Outsourcings / Strategic Partnerships

  • Advised a sponsor on the largest public sector BPO/BPP with Glasgow City Council*
  • Advised both sponsor and operator in relation to the first police force back office BPO/BPP*
  • Advised an operator in relation to BPO of the run off business of leading life insurer*
  • Advised a global bank in relation to global outsourcing of its premises facilities management*


  • Advised Barclays Bank plc and The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc in relation to the GBP 370 million financing of the Wolverhampton City Council Building Schools for the Future Programme (BSF) PFI project*
  • Advised inspiredspaces in connection with the GBP 300 million Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council BSF Programme, bringing to successful financial close the first two schemes with a combined capital value of and funding of GBP 88 million*
  • Advised Barclays Bank Plc in relation to its GBP 190 million financing of the Rochdale Building Schools for the Future Programme*
  • Advised funders in connection with Nottingham and Durham BSF Projects*
  • Advised the preferred bidder in connection with the GBP 129 million Avon & Somerset Police accommodation PFI project*
  • Advised the preferred bidder in connection with the GBP 46 million Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service PFI project*
  • Advised a funder on senior debt for the Newbury College of Further Education PFI Project*
  • Advising a funder as senior debt provider and equity participant on behalf of schools at East Ayrshire, Scotland*
  • Advised on senior debt for the Bournemouth Millennium library project which had complex IT features and was linked to (and partially funded by) a retail development with a Council controlled development company*


    • Advised a major European government on privatisation of joint stock company in the energy field*
    • Advised on the privatisation of the National Physical Laboratory


  • Privatisation of the Atomic Weapons Establishment.*
  • Privatisation of the first pathology services unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust*

Justice and Prisons

  • Advised consortium in relation to the Avon and Somerset Police accommodation PFI*
  • Advised sponsors and parent company in relation to the Lowdham Grange Prison PFI*
  • Advised private sector in relation to proposed Strangeways Prison management and operating contract*

*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott


University of Manchester, LL.B, 1977

England & Wales


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