Director, Infrastructure, Structured Finance Office for EMEA
MUFG Bank, Ltd
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP; speaker and session chair
James is a Partner in the Energy, Projects and Construction Group and co-heads the firm's Projects Group. He specialises in complex infrastructure and energy projects. He has worked on major infrastructure, energy and PPP projects for over 20 years in the UK, mainland Europe , the Middle East, and South East Asia acting for sponsors, funders and public authority clients. James and the team also provides specialist support on secondary market and M&A transactions in the infrastructure, energy and PPP sectors to our clients including leading infrastructure, pension and sovereign wealth funds.
He is recognsied by clients and peers as one of the leading commercial lawyers in the waste and bioenergy sectors where he has advised clients on the construction, financing and operation of numerous waste to energy, biomethane and biomass facilities in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Singapore, Malaysia, Jordan the Caribbean and the UAE together with disputes related to the design and construction of these types of facilities.
Joe Robinson is ESG Manager at Equitix, a leading investor, developer and long-term fund manager of core infrastructure assets. As ESG Manager, Joe is principally engaged in the development and implementation of the Equitix ESG and sustainability strategy. His remit encompasses the development of tools and processes for ESG integration across the investments and asset management teams, maintaining expertise across key regulatory frameworks and aligning Equitix accordingly, monitoring and reporting on the ESG performance of assets, delivering internal ESG education, and supporting the communication of the Equitix ESG strategy to investors.
Prior to joining Equitix, Joe worked at the Global Infrastructure Investor Association, developing policy and regulatory proposals, advising government, and producing industry research on issues such as decarbonisation, digitisation, and national security laws affecting the infrastructure sector.
Joe started his career in the infrastructure sector at the European Investment Bank where he supported loan transactions across the UK, Netherlands, and Ireland.
Guillaume Le Bris
Associate Director, Senior Banker
EBRD, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Guillaume Le Bris is an Associate Director, Senior Banker, at the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) covering the Sustainable Infrastructure sectors and working on direct lending to local governments, financing of utilities, PPP structuring and financing, as well as policy dialogues in the transport and municipal sectors.
Guillaume joined the EBRD in 2014 to cover Morocco and Tunisia for the Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure team, and he subsequently took the responsibility for the management of the whole portfolio of projects of the team. Since early 2019, Guillaume supervises EBRD’s infrastructure activities in Serbia, North Macedonia and Greece. In this capacity, he has been involved in several solid waste transactions.
Previously, he worked for 6 years as an urban development and municipal finance specialist at the French Development Agency (AFD), being based in Johannesburg and Paris. Guillaume started his career at Dexia and is a graduate of ESSEC Business School and Sciences Po Strasbourg.