Lee Donovan

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 3161
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 3161
Lee Donovan

Lee Donovan


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Lee Donovan is a climate change and clean energy lawyer in our London office. He works on a wide range of transactions and commercial agreements, both in the UK and internationally, and provides commercial and regulatory advice to developers, investors and regulated utilities in the electricity and renewables sectors. 

Lee advises clients on power and renewable infrastructure projects, regulatory reform in the energy sector and commercial arrangements. He has particular experience of advising on project revenue streams such as subsidy mechanisms and corporate power purchase agreements (PPA).

Lee has completed a secondment to Statkraft, Europe's largest producer of renewable energy, where he acted as senior legal counsel advising on renewable project development and offtake arrangements, including PPAs and flex optimisation arrangements.

Professional experience

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  • United Kingdom
  • GE Capital Limited – advised on a development agreement and debt financing with a Spanish renewable developer for a portfolio of onshore wind projects in Spain
  • National Grid – advised on the EPC contract for the IFA2 1000 MW electricity interconnector between the UK and France
  • Luxcara – advised on its PPAs with Facebook for the Bjerkreim onshore wind project cluster in Norway
  • Encavis AG (formerly Capital Stage AG) – advised on its framework agreement with SolarCentury for the development of solar projects in multiple jurisdictions
  • A UK energy storage developer – assisted with the acquisition of a portfolio of energy storage sites and subsequent advice on the disposal of part of the energy storage developer's business to an investor, including development arrangements.
  • EDF Energy Renewables – advised on the development of its Dorenell onshore wind farm project
  • Kincardine Offshore Wind Limited – advised on the development of its floating offshore wind farm project
  • The owners of a major Round 3 offshore wind project – advised on project reorganisation and implementing future co-operation arrangements between the owners
  • National Grid Carbon Limited – advised on its participation as transportation and storage provider in the UK's demonstration CCS project
  • Tenaga Nasional Berhad (the Single Buyer in Malaysia) – advised on the introduction of the revised New Enhanced Dispatch Arrangements (new wholesale electricity trading arrangements to provide greater competition)
  • The Government of Malawi and the Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority – advised on the introduction of an Independent Power Providers (IPP) programme in Malawi which aims to solicit private sector investments in the power sector and diversify power supply in the country
  • A Round 2 offshore wind farm developer on the UK's Electricity Market Reform program – advised on its FID-ER Investment Contract (early form Contract for Difference)
  • BT Plc – advised on its back-to-back PPA arrangements with renewable generators and a licensed electricity supplier
  • Various renewable developers and investors – advised on a number of onshore and offshore wind M&A transactions including the acquisition of PNE Wind's UK renewable portfolio, the acquisition of a stake in Triton Knoll and the disposal of minority interests in Rhyl Flats and Little Cheyne Court
  • Various solar developers – advised on sales and acquisitions of solar farms and solar portfolios including specific advice on grid connection and renewable support schemes, including the closure and reduction in levels of support of different subsidy schemes following the UK's Electricity Market Reform.
  • English