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Public-Private Partnership 2008 (2)

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ProjectThe UK's Military Flight Training System (MFTS): the £6bn project to train the UK's military pilots.
Award LevelHighly commended
Originality4
Creativity9
Impact3
Total16
The lawyers' innovationPartner Kim Walkling devised the innovative integrator model that enables this project to encompass bolt-on additional PFI contracts. Set to influence future UK government practice, it has been described as "the next step in PPP / PFI".

Public-Private Partnership 2008

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ProjectThe UK's Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA): £13bn project to procure and run the UK's air-to- air refuelling capability worldwide.
Award LevelStandout
Originality6
Creativity8
Impact4
Total18
The lawyers' innovationThis deal will last for the next 27 years and contained many of the firm's small innovations. The firm worked on the project for 10 years and had to juggle the interests of the MoD with the need to make the deal bankable. The licensing regime is very innovative and the firm had to negotiate with governments on three continents. The project has moulded the future framework for UK private finance initiatives.