Senior Knowledge Lawyer
Kathryn Emmett is a knowledge lawyer in our London energy group. She advises on both finance and regulatory aspects of energy projects, with particular experience in renewable energy projects.
Kathryn qualified in January 2006 having trained at the practice. Kathryn completed a Masters degree in Energy and worked in-house at a UK renewable energy generation company in a dual role as part of the legal and wind energy development teams. Kathryn returned to the practice in February 2011.
Kathryn’s experience includes advising lenders, sponsors and governments on international project financings. She has conducted due diligence in relation to energy project portfolio acquisitions and yieldco listings. Kathryn regularly advises clients in relation to Electricity Market Reform in the UK, and the introduction of Contracts for Difference, the new support regime for low carbon generation in Great Britain.
- MSc in Environmental Technology and Energy Policy at Imperial College London (2009)
- LLB in Law at Sheffield University (2003)
- Cross-cutting advice in relation to UK government policy on the Renewables Obligation and Electricity Market Reform
- Due diligence in relation to the regulatory regime for electricity interconnectors in the UK
- Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy in relation to financing of the first phase of a concentrating solar power complex in Ouarzazate, Morocco
- Greencoat Capital on project aspects relating to the listing of its renewable infrastructure fund on the main market of the London Stock Exchange
- UK bioethanol developer on issues relating to ethanol offtake and energy services for a UK bioethanol project
- EBRD, Bankia and PEKAO banks in relation to English law financing aspects of the 38MW Golice wind farm in Poland
- Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland in relation the financing aspects of the CoRDe Biomass CHP project in Scotland developed by Helius Energy, which is partly fuelled by bi-products from an adjacent Scottish whiskey distillery
- Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
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