Gerard Armstrong - Partner

Gerard Armstrong

Key Practice Areas

Charity Law, Corporate - M&A, Project Finance / PPP / PFI

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Gerard is a Partner in the corporate team at Carson McDowell LLP and heads up the firm's projects team. Gerard qualified as a solicitor in 2003, became an associate solicitor in 2007 and was made partner in 2012.

Gerard has particular expertise in PFI / PPP project work, advising parties on all sides of the PFI / PPP matrix, including authorities and local departments, banks and lending institutions, private consortia and major construction organisations. His expertise also extends to a number of sectors including schools and education projects, government administration initiatives and roads infrastructure programmes.

Gerard is also active within the firm’s corporate team, regularly advising on the sale and acquisition of companies, business sales and acquisitions, supply agreements, drafting and advising on terms and conditions of sale, corporate restructuring strategies and shareholder advices. He has also been particularly active in the firm's wind farm practice and has advised landowners, option-holders and developers in relation to the acquisition, sale and development of wind farm projects.

The 2020 Chambers and Partners UK Guide states: "Clients describe Gerard Armstrong as 'a superb corporate lawyer,' who is 'very client-focused and extremely diligent.' He is particularly well versed in handling transactions in the energy, construction and agrifood sectors."

In The Legal 500 UK 2020 Gerard is "noted for his expertise in large-scale infrastructure and PFI/PPP projects."

Gerard attained a first class honours degree in Law from Queen’s University, Belfast 2001.