Edward Johnson


Edward Johnson


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7424 | +44 20 7184 7001


Edward Johnson advises on development and project financing, construction and public private partnerships (PPP). He has over 20 years’ experience advising on complex infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on mixed used developments, renewable energy, healthcare, transport and social infrastructure projects. 

Mr. Johnson advises sponsors and lenders on the construction aspects of complex infrastructure projects funded by development and project finance, adopting recognized standard form construction contracts (JCT and FIDIC) and bespoke project specific construction contracts.

Mr. Johnson has advised on complex infrastructure projects in the UK, US and throughout the Middle East, including Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman.



  • Advising an international project integrator for the Hanhikivi 1 Nuclear Power Project in Finland. The project involved the  the negotiation of a US$300 million Main Instrumentation and Control Contract with a joint-venture consortium between Siemens AG and Framatome SAS.
  • Advising an international EPC and O&M contractor on the construction and operation aspects of the Mafraq and Empire Solar Renewable Energy Project in Jordan. The contract structure for the project was a market first, with the solar module supply contract being outside the scope of the EPC contract, which introduced new interface and complex risk issues never encountered on a solar renewable project before.
  • Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) on the US$1.8 billion Um-Al Hayman Waste Water Project.
  • Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) on the US$1.4 billion Az-Zour North 1500MW Independent Water and Power Project.
  • Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) on the Kuwait Schools PPP Project - the first social infrastructure PPP project in Kuwait.
  • Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities/MODON on the implementation of a legal framework and form of project agreement for the development of industrial cities and mixed-use residential communities.


  • A UK REIT on the £1 billion redevelopment of a major retail development complex in West London.
  • A mezzanine fund on the £200 million redevelopment of a luxury mixed-used development project in South West London.
  • The sponsors and equity funders of primary care community hospital facilities in Cumbria (Tranche 1 and Tranche 2).
  • The sponsors of a senior living real estate investment fund and joint venture between a UK developer and US investment fund.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • University of Liverpool, LL.B., 1994
  • England and Wales