Simon Caridia | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Simon Caridia
Simon Caridia

Simon Caridia

Partner, London

“he always makes the best of opportunities and advises not just from a legal perspective but also from the corporate and strategic side.” (Ranked Band 4 for Projects, Chambers UK 2019) “Simon is an exceptional lawyer. He manages to be all over the detail without getting bogged down and provides the commercial advice to get the job done.” (Chambers UK 2018, Projects)

Overview

Simon Caridia is a partner in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group in London.

He focuses his practice on debt financings for infrastructure M&A and private equity transactions. He advises industry sponsors, infrastructure and private equity funds, commercial bank lenders, multilateral agencies, institutional investors and host governments on brownfield transactions and greenfield projects, including acquisitions, refinancings, restructurings, project finance and public-private partnerships.

Bars and Courts

  • Law Society of England and Wales

Education

  • College of Law, London
  • Worcester College, University of Oxford

Languages

  • English

Experience

Representation of Ancala in relation to its acquisition of International Energy Group from Brookfield.*

Representation of Viridor Laing, as the project company, in relation to the complex restructuring and refinancing of the Manchester Waste project.*

Representation of the six commercial banks and the European Investment Bank in relation to the €800 million Ijmond Sea Lock PPP project in the Netherlands.*

Representation of L1 Energy on its $2.3 billion hybrid acquisition/reserves based lending facility for its acquisition of Dea from RWE.*

Representation of the lenders on the acquisition by Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners, 3i and Ilmarinen of Elenia Oy, the Finnish electricity distribution and district heating business.*

*Experience gained prior to joining White & Case

Awards & Recognition

Band 4 Lawyer, Chambers UK 2019

Projects: PFI/PPP

Named a Star Lawyer, 2018 Acritas global survey of in-house counsel