Energy

Amy Wanless

Associate Solicitor

12 years qualified

Amy’s extensive experience in the energy sector, and in particular renewable energy, means she has been heavily involved in the negotiation of a number of high-profile and complex transactions across the onshore wind, solar and biomass arenas. Most notably these have included the sale of a 27MW on-shore wind farm to an international private equity house, the completion of the purchase of a 40 MW biomass plant for an international green energy investment fund, and the acquisition of a number of solar project in the UK for an international EPC contractor.

Amy has previously been on secondment to Element Power, where she was their sole legal counsel for Northern Europe, advising on joint-venture investments and project disposals for onshore wind farms and solar projects in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Finland. Before this, she had been seconded to EDF Energy as part of their supply and generation team, dealing with supply agreements, as well as coal and gas projects.

Another, rather more adventurous trip involved Amy spending six months in Uganda where she worked for a children’s rights organisation. While there she had an up-close encounter with gorillas in the impenetrable forest and now dreams of taking a road trip all the way from North Africa right down to Cape Town.

Amy Wanless