Toby Smith has been a practising solicitor for over 14 years. Toby has extensive experience in advising on and implementation of infrastructure projects and transactions, gained both in leading law firms and in industry. Toby’s experience covers a broad range of jurisdictions and infrastructure sectors, including transport, energy and PFI/PPP.
Toby is the General Counsel for Arcus, with responsibility for all legal matters in relation to Arcus and the Fund. Toby was closely involved in the founding of Arcus in 2009 and in putting in place robust governance processes. He is also actively involved in all transactions entered into by the Fund (including the successful Forth and Brisa take private transactions), the ongoing management of the Fund's assets and in key business initiatives such as further fundraising.
Toby was the Head of Legal for the European Infrastructure Division at Babcock & Brown (2007-2009). Prior to that, Toby worked as senior legal counsel for Amey plc (2003-2007). His private practice experience was gained in the Corporate Division (Projects) at Herbert Smith (2000–2003) and at Wragge & Co (1997-2000). Toby worked for a biotechnology company (including on its IPO) for three years before commencing his training contract as a solicitor in 1997.
Toby graduated in 1992 with a degree in history and politics from Keele University. He then undertook a law conversion course and Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Chester.