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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: 04 DECEMBER 2019

IT and operational failures: financial services in the spotlight

There is unprecedented demand for and use of technology in the financial services sector.  However, greater reliance on technology brings with it increased levels of risk.  In particular, IT incidents and even brief disruptions to digital services may have a significant impact on clients and the markets.

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News: 28 NOVEMBER 2019

Financing role for A&O on LVMH's acquisition of Tiffany & Co

Paris/New York: Allen & Overy has advised the banks on one of the largest deals ever in the luxury sector. A EUR15 billion equivalent loan facility is being used to finance the agreed acquisition by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (“LVMH”), the world’s leading luxury group, of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) (“Tiffany”), the global luxury jeweller, making it one of this year's flagship deals in the European loan market.

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Middle East International Law Firm of the Year

News: 28 NOVEMBER 2019

Chambers Middle East Awards 2019

A&O wins Middle East International Law Firm of the Year plus UAE Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year at the inaugural Chambers Middle East Awards.

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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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