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Michelle T Davies, Partner

Michelle T Davies

Partner

Practice areas

  • Corporate
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Practice notes

 Michelle T Davies heads the Eversheds Clean Energy and Sustainability Group and advises with the team across all clean energy and sustainability projects. 

Examples of Michelle's recent renewable energy experience include:

  • Advising developers and debt and equity funders across all technologies including on shore and offshore wind, biomass, biofuels, geothermal, solar, hydro, tidal and wave. 
  • Advising on some of the market's largest renewable energy transactions.
  • Providing advice on numerous onshore wind farm transactions.
  • Providing advice on equity investments for various private equity investors and sponsors in relation to their equity fund raising for wind, solar and biomass projects.
  • Advising on clean energy projects in the emerging markets including China, India, the Philippines, Thailand and Africa. 
  • Providing advice to numerous clients in the sector on competitive and non competitive acquisitions and disposals.

Michelle writes regularly on the opportunities and challenges facing the sector and is a regular speaker at conferences including the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi RenewableUK, REFF India, REFF China, BGCC Biomass conference, IMECHE Renewables Conference, REA biomass conference, Financing Carbon (London), Climate Finance (London), Environmental Green Bonds Conference, Westminster Energy Forum and Government Round Tables.

Michelle is also actively involved in policy and regulation on clean energy and is Chair of the REA Finance Group which brings together lenders investing and developers.  Michelle is on the Panel of CBI Climate Change London, is a member of the Consultation Board of PLC Environment and is a member of the RenewableUK Offshore Strategy Group and the RenewableUK Finance sub-group.  Michelle is also a member of the Low Carbon Economy Advisory Group, is on the Advisory Panel to the Climate Bonds Initiative and has recently been appointed to the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force.

Michelle has been appointed to the board of the Emirates Solar Industry Association (ESIA), being the first woman to serve as a board member.

Michelle is rated as one of the leading lawyers in the renewable energy sector in Chambers  as "rounding out the renewable energy practice with her corporate finance skills" and is held out by commentators as a "market leader".  Michelle is also listed as "a leader in renewables" by The Lawyer Hot 100 Lawyers 2012. Michelle is also qualified in New York and is a Fulbright Scholar.

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