Posts by James Marshall

  • Direct procurement: factors for investors to consider

    This is the second blog in our series on direct procurement. In this blog we consider the rise of investor interest in direct procurement projects and some of the headline legal and regulatory factors which they would do well to bear in mind before getting involved.

  • Direct procurement: the story so far

    Historically, companies in regulated sectors like electricity, water and rail have carried out the design, build, financing and operation of their own projects. Recently, there has been much talk of a concerted shift away from this practice, as regulators look to replicate the efficiencies of competitive markets. Why? Because various sector regulators see the introduction … Continue reading Direct procurement: the story so far