Baker McKenzie appoints Katie Hicks for brownfield infra

Baker McKenzie has appointed Katie Hicks as counsel, leading the firm’s brownfield infrastructure finance team.

Hicks has joined the company after spending seven years at Clifford Chance.

She has experience in infrastructure acquisition financings and refinancings, and has worked on deals involving bank lending, European institutional funding, US private placements and structured financing.

Hicks advised on deals including the Allianz, Amber, CIC, Dalmore, Hermes, Macquarie and QIA acquisition of a 61% stake in the gas distribution business of National Grid, and the refinancing of Bristol Airport and subsequent debt raisings.

She is replacing Paul Hibbert, who who joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges in April 2017.