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Partner and Head of Decarbonisation, UK
Digital Transformation Knowledge Lawyer
Senior Manager for Sustainability, Climate Change and Natural Resources
Public Policy Manager, UK
He specialises in the energy sector and supporting funder, investor and developer clients in developing, investing in and financing projects in the renewables (solar, onshore wind and hydro), demand-side response/Capacity Market, energy storage, waste resource management/waste to energy (including RDF/SRF supply and export, AD and biomass), combined heat and power and defence sectors. James has a keen interest in decarbonisation and helping businesses achieve their net zero goals. His areas of focus are supporting the development of sustainable infra, challenges connected to funding the transition to net zero carbon, the decarbonisation of transport and tackling the carbon challenge.
He also advises on funding options, security packages, risk management, supply chain structuring, grid connection, power offtake and supply arrangements, renewable incentives, embedded benefits, interface issues and legal documentation development and completion.
In addition, James advises on the early development and structuring, bidding, contracting, negotiating, financing, closing and post-completion and post-completion matters arising on complex infrastructure projects. He has acted for sponsors, funders, investors, sub-contractors and public authorities.
He is a member of The City of London Law Society Energy Committee and the Association for Decentralised Energy.
James joined Osborne Clarke in August 2011, having spent nine years in the projects team at Pinsent Masons in London. Prior to that he was at Clifford Chance, where he qualified.
Recent experience includes advising the sponsors on the financing of a large onshore wind farm, the borrower on its acquisition facility (for the purpose of acquiring solar projects), the lenders on a private wire biomass plant and various sponsors on their acquisition and development of university student accommodation (including by way of a bond financing). Previous experience includes advising the borrower on the financing of the design, construction and operation of a bioethanol plant, helping a borrower obtain the funding to acquire an oil and gas asset portfolio, and advising lenders in respect of numerous reserve based lending facilities.
Caroline's experience has been truly international, dealing with companies, assets and lenders in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, as well as the UK. Caroline also has in-house experience, having previously undertaken secondments to two different banks.
Caroline joined Osborne Clarke in Bristol in January 2013, after nearly nine years of working at a Magic Circle firm in London (including six months in their Singapore office).