Deryn Rees

Partner - Commercial / Projects 

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Professional Background
Deryn graduated from Oxford University (Exeter College) in Modern Languages. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloittes, London, and worked for four years for the Fountainhead Commodities Group in Geneva before moving into law. After training with Morgan Cole, Cardiff, she moved to Eversheds as an associate in 2001 and to Acuity as a partner in 2007.

Area of Practice
Deryn has acted for the public and the private sector on a large variety of commercial schemes (including PFI / PPP schemes) in health, police authority, fire authority, residential care services, waste handling, recycling and disposal services, central government (MOD), highways infrastructure provision and highways maintenance services, university and school accommodation, urban regeneration and leisure facilities.

Deryn also has considerable experience in the waste sector. She was one of the two main legal support advisers to West Sussex County Council in relation to their Waste Handling and Recycling Contract, possibly the first dedicated recycling scheme to be completed under the PFI, involving the outsourcing of waste management and recycling services under a 25 year contract.  She has particular experience in a variety of innovative funding structures on PFI / PPP schemes, including the use of Prudential Funding and various “hybrid” structures involving both Prudential Funding and bank finance.