James is a Partner in our projects team and is international head of the Energy and Utilities sector at Osborne Clarke.
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.
He acted on the successful close of seven waste to energy PPP/PFI projects (acting on other projects in the bid stages).
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.
He is a member of The City of London Law Society Energy Committee and the Association for Decentralised Energy.
In addition, James advises on the early development and structuring, bidding, contracting, negotiating, financing, closing and post-completion and post-completion matters arising on PFI/PPP and other complex infrastructure projects in the defence (leading the firm’s relationship with a FTSE250 defence company), healthcare, regeneration, education, transport and social infrastructure sectors. He has acted for sponsors, funders, investors, sub-contractors and public authorities.
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.