I am a partner in our Corporate & Projects and Energy & Utilities Groups in Sydney, where I am an energy and infrastructure specialist with a focus in innovative transactions in clean energy, from solar and onshore wind, to waste-to-energy, anaerobic digestion, storage and energy efficiency.

Having operated at the forefront of the renewable energy industry in the UK and Australia since 2011, I have extensive experience advising developers, energy & infrastructure funds, equity investors, EPC contractors, off-takers and asset managers in renewable energy transactions both in Australia and in the UK. My legal expertise gained from working at the top end in both private practice and in-house internationally enables me to cross over between project finance, investment funds and corporate matters in equal measure.

I advise on a broad range of corporate, commercial, finance and investment matters in the energy & infrastructure sector internationally, including infrastructure funds, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, project finance and structured finance.

I have a depth of experience in investment fund work in the UK, Australia and offshore jurisdictions such as the Channel Islands and BVI, including advising on the establishment, structuring and offering of hedge funds, private equity investment funds and alternative investment vehicles.

I also offer extensive capital markets expertise, having both Australian and international experience advising on IPOs, right issues, capital reductions, share buy-backs and advising in relation to private equity and venture capital fundraisings.

Before joining Bird & Bird, I worked for UK-based Ingenious Infrastructure and Golden Square Energy Limited, where I was Director of Legal & Business Affairs. I have also worked as Senior Legal Counsel for a global aerospace and defence conglomerate in London and in private practice for leading law firms in London and Australia. I am dual qualified and admitted to practice in England and Australia.

Education
  • University of NSW, LLM, Corporate & Commercial Law
  • University of New England, LLB (Hons)
  • University of Sydney, BCom, Commercial Law & Marketing
Admissions
  • The Law Society of New South Wales (NSW) in 2004
  • The Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (UK) in 2010