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30 November - 2 December 2021
The CircleZurich

Catherine Workman
Partner, Head of Middle East at Pinsent Masons LLP


Catherine is a partner with the international law firm Pinsent Masons LLP and Head of the Middle East Region. Catheriine is an acknowledged PPP Expert and has over 25 years’ experience in advising all levels of stakeholders on large scale projects where the main feature involves a partnership between the public and private sectors.  Catherine has worked on PPP Projects in Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Nigeria, Oman, Poland, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the UK.  She has advised Governments, Sponsors and Lenders on Projects giving her an appreciation of what it takes to achieve a balanced project which delivers much needed infrastructure which is investable both for equity and debt.  Catherine has experience in a wide range of PPP markets including hospitals, schools, roads, street lighting, ports and island redevelopments. She has a particular specialty in Airport PPP Projects and has worked on the following Projects: Larnaca & Pafos Airports, Zagreb Airport, Ajman Airport, Cote D’Ivoire Airport, Montenegro Airports, Vlora Airport, Sofia Airport and Pristina Airport.

Chambers and Partners note that "Catherine Workman maintains a wide-ranging projects practice that spans social infrastructure, waste and energy PPP projects.  In addition to her technical qualities, she is very good in a client relationship" [notes a client], continuing: "She has a good commercial sense and is a very good team player."

Agenda Sessions

  • Airport concession models 2022