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Sandy Hall

Sandy Hall

Partner

Partner
Sandy Hall

Sandy Hall is a Partner in the London Construction Group.

Sandy specialises in the procurement of complex assets across all major industry sectors, with a particular focus on oil and gas, power (conventional and renewable) and major infrastructure projects.

  • Advising the developer of a state of the art CCUS plant on the UK East Coast
  • Advising Paracel on the construction of a 1.8mTpa Kraft pulp mill in Paraguay
  • Advising the sponsors on the development and financing of a significant iron ore deposit in Africa, including the construction of a 630km railway and port
  • Advising the main project sponsor on all the technology and procurement contracts for a three-train LNG liquefaction project in the Russian Federation
  • Advising State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic on its revamps of the Heydar Aliyev oil refinery and Azerikimya projects in Baku
  • Advising the lenders on the financing and development of the 1.3GW Karapinar solar PV project in Turkey
  • Advising the lenders on the financing and development of a 500MW wind farm in Uzbekistan
  • Advising the sponsors of a 8 billion cubic meter LNG import, distribution and regasification terminal in Germany
  • Advising Lukoil on the procurement and construction arrangements for several downstream and offshore projects in the CIS
  • Advising the developer of a 3.2 million sq ft university in Abu Dhabi

News and client work

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Contact details

Career and qualifications

  • Exeter University (Russian and German) 1996
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1999
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2001
  • Dubai and Abu Dhabi 2007 - 2016
  • Partner since 2011

Awards and citations

  • "Sandy Hall is the best in the market."’
    Legal 500 UK 2022, Construction: Non-contentious
  • "Sandy Hall is a very attentive, extremely professional lawyer."
    Legal 500 UK 2022, Construction: Non-contentious
  • "Sandy Hall is a London-based partner who continues to leverage his extensive experience in the Middle East to advise on EPC contracts in the region."
    Chambers Global 2020, UAE: Construction
  • "He [Sandy Hall] has a strong background advising oil and gas clients on the construction and expansion of refineries and petrochemical plants."
    Chambers Global 2020, UAE: Construction
  • "Described by market commentators as someone who 'really knows his stuff'.  He has experience assisting both lenders and developers with issues arising from major construction projects, and has particular expertise in energy and oil and gas."
    Chambers Global 2019, Construction
  • Described by market commentators as someone who ‘really knows his stuff.’ He has experience assisting both lenders and developers with issues arising from major construction projects, and has particular expertise in energy and oil and gas.”
    Chambers Global 2019 Construction
  • "Sandy Hall frequently assists lenders with issues arising from major construction projects. He relocated to London in 2016, but continues to be highly active in construction matters in the UAE and across the Middle East."
    Chambers Global 2018 Construction (Expertise Based Abroad)
  • "Practice head Sandy Hall relocated to the London office, but continues to lead on large transactions, particularly in the oil and gas industry"  
    Legal 500 EMEA 2017: UAE – Construction
  • "Clients can rely on Hall to ‘steer them through complex procurement and technology licensing issues, providing robust but commercially oriented advice'"  
    Legal 500 EMEA 2017: UAE – Construction
  • "Clients say of Sandy Hall that he "can lead any negotiation on behalf of the client perfectly." He spent a decade in the Middle East, forming roughly half of his career, before returning to London in 2016
    Chambers Global 2017: UAE – Construction
  • "He [Sandy Hall] continues to lead the Middle East construction practice and act on mandates in the region. He has considerable experience advising developers and contractors on a wide array of complex matters"
    Chambers Global 2017: UAE – Construction
  • Ranked Band 1 for Construction in the UAE
  • "At Clifford Chance, practice head Sandy Hall gives ‘accurate, precise advice that provides a clear way forward’."
    Chambers Global 2016, UAE: Construction
  • "Head of practice Sandy Hall is active on large project financings and high-value developments, especially in the oil and gas sector. According to sources, he is 'always responsive and provides excellent practical advice'."
    Chambers Global 2016, UAE: Construction
  • "Head of practice Sandy Hall is active on large project financings and high-value developments, especially in the oil and gas sector. According to sources, he is "always responsive and provides excellent practical advice.""
    Chambers Global 2016: UAE – Construction
  • "The eminent Sandy Hall handles the construction aspects of major oil and gas and infrastructure projects throughout the region. Clients are impressed by his in-depth knowledge and dedication, while peers affirm his high levels of activity in the market."
    Chambers Global 2015, Real Estate & Construction: Construction
  • "The eminent Sandy Hall handles the construction aspects of major oil and gas and infrastructure projects throughout the region. Clients are impressed by his in-depth knowledge and dedication, while peers affirm his high levels of activity in the market."
    Chambers Global 2015: UAE – Real Estate and Construction: Construction
  • "Head of construction Sandy Hall is singled out by international commentators for his strength in non-contentious matters. He is a key point of contact for clients including Mubadala and IPIC."
    Chambers Global 2014, Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate
  • Sandy Hall is described as "very supportive, detail-oriented and a superb negotiator."
    Legal 500 2014: UAE – Projects and energy