Bill Napier

Bill Napier is a leading practitioner in the fields of infrastructure development and procurement, project debt and equity finance, and utility mergers and acquisitions, including privatization. His multidisciplinary practice includes assignments for private sector developers, institutional investors, financiers, and government entities on complex and high-profile infrastructure and procurement projects. He also has extensive experience in commercial negotiations for, and with, governments. He has lived and practiced law in Singapore, New Zealand, Melbourne, and Sydney.

Bill's representative projects prior to joining Jones Day include the A$2.3 billion privatization of the Sydney Desalination Plant; the A$2 billion New Royal Adelaide Hospital PPP Project; the development and then acquisitions or sales of equity interests in three of Sydney's toll roads; the A$1.4 billion purchase, refinancing, and above rail on-sale of the Australian Railroad Group rail freight business (a nominee for the Australasian Legal Business 2007 "M&A Deal of the Year"); the development of Sydney's first industrial water recycling PPP; reforms to the coordination of commercial bank supervisory policies by Australian and New Zealand central banks; and the development of the three privately financed venues for the Sydney 2000 Olympics (Stadium, Athletes Village, and Multi-Use Arena). [1]