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Jason Lovell, Partner

Jason Lovell

Partner

Practice areas

  • Commercial and IT
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Project and infrastructure finance

Practice notes

Jason is a partner in our corporate and energy & infrastructure groups. He has an international corporate practice comprising a wide range of transactions and projects with a particular focus on the energy sector. Jason has significant experience in advising on the sale and purchase of generating assets, energy efficiency companies, energy service companies and the development of bio-methane projects. He has worked extensively for both state owned and privately owned energy companies. In addition he works on a number of high profile international joint ventures in the energy and infrastructure space.

His experience extends through the full length of the energy chain, including traditional oil and gas transactions, power generation, interconnectors, renewables, shale gas, bio-methane projects and coal bed methane. 

A selection of Jason’s relevant experience includes acting for:

  • CGN EE on the million acquisition of a portfolio of 14 operating (and near operating) onshore wind farms from Gaelectric Holdings plc and Lanber Holdings, which operate at approximately 228MW in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.   
  • CGN EE on its first ever renewable energy investment in the UK, the acquisition of an 80% stake in 3 UK Onshore Windfarms from EDF Energy Renewables for more than £100m.
  • AES Corporation on the sale of 100% of its equity stakes in four UK wind projects for $160m to a joint venture of Greencoat UK Wind and Swiss Life Funds (Luxembourg) Global Infrastructure Opportunities. The agreement covered the Sixpenny Wood, Yelvertoft, North Rhins and Drone Hill wind farms, which have a total generation capacity of 87.5MW.
  • the Forewind consortium in relation to the development of what is potentially the world’s largest offshore wind farm at Dogger Bank with total capacity of 7.2 GW. Acting for the consortium (made up of SSE, Statkraft, Statoil and RWE) he continues to assist in structuring using the unincorporated joint vehicle and rolling it out across 8 project areas.
  • a joint venture for the provision of renewable power directly to industrial hosts within the UK, negotiating and agreeing projects for the provision of renewable power directly to industrial hosts and the development of bio-methane projects.
  • a multinational chemicals company in its acquisition of the Seal Sands cogeneration scheme from RWE npower. He also acted for an international utility company on the sale of Corby Power Limited (a gas-fired power station joint-venture).
  • on a number of thermal plant acquisitions and divestitures, including assisting a major U.S. corporation in the consideration of a cogeneration power plant in the U.K. and assisting a large energy company in its disposal of two of the U.K.’s largest coal powered generation stations at Fiddlers Ferry and Ferrybridge to a U.S. conglomerate.
  • a major Chinese corporation in the consideration of the acquisition of oil field interests in Nigeria.
  • a confidential client in the proposed sale and purchase of upstream and pipeline interests in Russian and the Caspian region.

Jason has participated in the Offshore Wind Task Force's cost reduction initiative and also advises and speaks on CfD and Investment Agreements. He has also worked on secondment with British Gas, Centrica.

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