Laura Waterford

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Sydney
Australia
T:+61 2 9330 8658
Sydney
Australia
T:+61 2 9330 8658
Laura Waterford

Laura Waterford

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Biography

Laura Waterford is an energy and environment and planning lawyer based in Sydney.

She advises private sector clients on environmental assessment and development pathways for major projects, particularly in relation to wind and solar energy projects.

Laura also acts for private sector clients on the negotiation of corporate power purchase agreements in relation to offtake arrangements for renewable energy projects and conducts environmental and planning due diligences for corporate transactions involving real property.

Her recent PPA experience includes advising on a number of infrastructure projects and renewable offtake transactions in Australia, for wholesale and retail market participants. Laura has a strong understanding of the quickly evolving power purchase agreement market in Australia.


Professional experience

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  • High Court of Australia 2016
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales 2015
  • Advising Transport for NSW on its PPA in relation to the Sydney Metro Northwest project.
  • Advising a large property investor with NEM-wide assets on its contractual arrangements with its preferred retail provider on a sleeved basis to provide renewable electricity and enable surrender of green products procured under alternative arrangements with the sleeved retailer of choice.
  • Advised the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority on the property aspects of the redevelopment of the IMAX Theatre on Darling Harbour, including negotiating and drafting the Agreement for Lease.