We Are Investing in the Energy Sector Too!

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We have extended the expertise within our Energy Team with the appointment of a specialist Corporate Energy lawyer.

Welcome Amy Wanless

The appointment of Amy Wanless is a sign of our confidence in the North East energy sectors and adds depth to the expertise already available to our clients.  She brings a wealth of national and international experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, joint venture agreements and commercial agreements, with particular expertise within the energy sector.

Amy has worked extensively on large projects within the renewable and low carbon energy sectors, particularly in biomass, onshore wind and solar.

She advised BNP Paribas Clean Energy Fund on the completion of the purchase of the 40MW Sleaford straw-fired Renewable Energy Plant – the first project financed UK biomass deal at that time for five years.

On solar energy, she has set up joint venture agreements with international investors looking to develop UK projects, as well as advising these clients on the onward sale of their projects.  She has also advised on the purchase of solar projects for clients looking to acquire and build out the solar farms, including REC Solar Germany on its acquisition of projects in the UK.

Previous to her appointment at Muckle LLP, Amy was seconded to Element Power (a global renewable company backed by US private equity house Hudson Capital) as sole interim legal counsel.  Whilst at Element Power, Amy advised on joint venture investments and project disposals for wind farms and solar projects in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Finland.

Sector wide experience

Amy’s experience is not only in the renewable and low carbon energy sectors.  She has also worked on gas and coal projects.  The work in this sector included a six-month secondment at EDF Energy; negotiating high profile and complex transactions as part of their generation supply team.  Amy has also advised National Grid on gas metering contracts.

We welcome Amy to our team and she hopes to be able to work with you sometime soon too.

Please contact Amy on 0191 211 7978 or email [email protected].