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Jason Lovell, Partner

Jason Lovell


Practice areas

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

Practice notes

Jason is a global energy lawyer. He’s built his career advising global energy and infrastructure clients on the financing, sale and purchase of development projects and generating assets.

Jason’s experience extends across conventional and unconventional generation including; offshore and onshore wind; interconnectors; offshore and onshore oil and gas (including coal bed methane and shale); battery storage; energy efficiency; energy service companies; energy from waste and bio-mass projects.

His legal expertise in the energy sector has been recognised by clients and leading industry bodies:

  • Legal 500 has listed Jason as a “Recommended Lawyer” for the past decade. He is currently identified as a “Key Lawyer” in Infrastructure and Power (including Electricity, Nuclear and Renewables)
  • Who’s Who Legal Energy recognise Jason as a “Leading Practitioner” in three separate fields: Oil and Gas; Power and Electricity; and Renewables
  • The Legal Power List has ranked Jason in the “Top 100 lawyers in global wind” since 2020.

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

  • Glennmont Partners on the acquisition and development of Europe’s largest unsubsidised wind farm (211MW) at Piiparinkmaki, Finland
  • a state owned European power generator on the establishment of a joint venture to establish an accredited retail electricity supply business to serve industrial and commercial customers
  • Sembcorp on the acquisition of the UK's largest portfolio of flexible fast response generation (UK Power Reserve Limited)
  • CGN EE on the acquisition of a 75% interest in the 650MW Markbygden wind project (Europe’s largest single site on-shore wind farm)
  • National Grid and Energinet on the joint ownership and operating arrangements in relation to the 1.4GW Viking Link HVDC Interconnector between UK and Denmark
  • 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
  • the international joint venture between Technip and FMC Technologies in relation to their sub-sea oilfield support businesses (Forsys)
  • CGN EE on its first ever renewable energy investment in the UK, the acquisition of an 80% stake in three UK Onshore Windfarms from EDF Energy Renewables for more than £100m
  • Equinor on the co-development of the Sheringham Shoal Extension and Dudgeon Extension offshore wind projects as a “path-finder” project
  • 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.
  • InfraCo Africa on the development of a number of sustainable projects across African jurisdictions including Tanzania, Malawi, Chad and Ethiopia
  • the Forewind consortium in relation to the development of 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, Equinor and Innogy)
  • Developers and investors participating in the FIT rounds for Egyptian solar (advising participants in over 10 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).
  • Camborne Energy on the sale of a 40MW solar portfolio to Primrose Solar
  • Jason worked on secondment with British Gas, Centrica – with a focus on supporting the renewables business, including the development of bio-methane projects

Outside of work Jason is a self-taught artist. His focus is modern media, exploitation, celebrity and the characterisation of heroes and villains. This creative quality lends itself to the innovation required to support the global collective effort to transform the energy industry and achieve a lower carbon future.