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Jean-Pascal Boutin, Partner

Jean-Pascal Boutin


Practice areas

  • Brexit
  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Data centers
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Project and infrastructure finance
  • Transport

Practice notes

Brexit and the legal implications for businesses

Jean-Pascal is Head of our Energy Regulation Team and specialises in renewable and conventional energy projects globally. His renewable energy experience includes advising on over 200 PPAs and on over 15GW of projects and is rated globally for his PPA work in growth market as well as the UK. His experience includes advising on subsidy support mechanisms, supply and distribution regulatory and licensing regimes, (including the renewable obligation certificates ('ROCs'), feed in tariffs ('FiTs'), contracts for difference and the offshore transmission regulations ('OFTOs') and associated commercial agreements, such as power purchase/energy supply agreements and connection agreements in the context of onshore and offshore wind, marine, CHPs and wood fired boilers, as the case may be, and developer structures compatible with such regulations in all forms of technologies. He is the only lawyer on the RUK CFD Group and one of two lawyers on DECC’s CFD/PPA Working Group.

A selection of his recent experience includes advising:

  • in relation to the PPA in the MENA and Sub-saharan Africa regions for including leading on the Egyptian FiT PPA, for Round 1 solar PV project in Jordan, PPA and regulations in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Algeria, coordinating comments with IFC and EBRD on PPA terms for a number of countries as well as advising on numerous PPAs in the UK wind, solar and conventional power market
  • numerous private wire and sleeving power purchase agreements both for developers and off-takers
  • numerous energy storage projects, including advising on different structures (including colocation with renewables) and revenue streams (including balancing services, TRIADs and capacity market) and drafting template agreements
  • electricity licensing regimes in terms of ensuring the structures are licence exempt and avoiding supplier levies
  • how best to exploit existing generation assets, including in terms of subsidies and different revenue streams
  • the regulations applying to EV charging structures

He has advised banks, developers, suppliers, funds, offtakers, local authorities and the Cabinet Office in the areas detailed above. Examples include a national airport, GLA, EDF, Blackrock, Canadian Solar, RWE Npower, Forewind, SSE, Smartest, Centrica, Mitsubishi, SunEdison and AES.


The impact of Brexit will not be the same for all businesses. Our Brexit lawyers are working with a number of clients to help them with Brexit planning. We are helping them take steps to put themselves in the best possible position. For some clients, we have analysed the implications of Brexit on their business based on the different potential models of Brexit. We would be happy to discuss the potential implications of Brexit for your business too.

Contact Jean-Pascal for more information on how Brexit may affect your contracts.

View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.

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