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Tim Scales

Partner

London

Scales Tim
Tim Scales

Partner

London

Tim heads the firm's Africa Group and has been working day-to-day on projects in Africa for over 15 years. 

He has extensive experience of project development and finance, advising sponsors, project companies and lenders in the power (including renewables), infrastructure, oil & gas, petrochemical, telecoms, mining and other industrial sectors and has particular experience of multi-lateral, development finance institution and export credit agency backed financings. In addition to Africa, he has advised on projects in Western and Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle-East.

Expertise

Practices

Banking and Finance

Emerging Markets

Projects

Sectors

Energy

Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as Solicitor, England and Wales, 1995

Academic

Bachelor of Arts, Durham University, 1990

Published work

  • Scales. T, Beaton. S, (2008) "Impact of Fuel Subsidies on IPP Project Financing", African Energy Forum

News & insights

Publications: 27 JANUARY 2020

Updated Equator Principles Finalized

Updated Equator Principles with stronger standards and a broader scope were finalized in November 2019 and are set to come into effect in July 2020. 

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Singapore Legal Update - January 2020

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

MAS consultations on the regulation of digital payment tokens

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued three new consultations each dealing with different aspects of the regulation of digital payment tokens (DPTs) under the Payment Services Act (PSA). It has also recently clarified that where a DPT may be characterized as either a debenture or as e-money, its policy approach will be to regulate it as e-money. Note that the PSA will come into force on 28 January 2020.

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Singapore company wound up in the U.S not allowed to block enforcement of charge over its shares

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

Singapore company wound up in the U.S not allowed to block enforcement of charge over its shares

In a recent case, the High Court had to consider whether to apply a moratorium to the enforcement of a share charge taken over the shares in a Singapore company where that company was subject to insolvency proceedings in the United States. It held that it had no basis to do so under section 259 of the Companies Act which renders void a transfer of shares in company made after the commencement of a winding up by the Singapore Court as that section did not apply to a foreign proceedings.

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Port

News: 29 OCTOBER 2019

A&O advises on Lekki Port - Nigeria’s first deep sea port

Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited (LPLEL) has signed a USD629 million loan from China Development Bank (CDB) for the development of the first major part of Lekki deep sea port in Lagos State, Nigeria. LPLEL is owned by Singaporean conglomerate Tolaram Group and (subject to completion of its equity investment) China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC).

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