Katy Norman

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Katy is an associate in the Project Development and Finance Group in the London office. Her primary focus areas are project development and finance matters in respect of both renewable and conventional energy. Katy joined the Firm as a trainee in August 2012 and qualified in August 2014, after spending six months overseas in our Singapore office working on corporate transactions in Southeast Asia. Before joining White & Case, Katy worked for the United Nations in the international environmental law and policy fields.

Katy is committed to pro-bono work and contributes significant time to pro-bono projects per year. Katy was awarded the overall pro bono contribution award in 2014, a Volunteer Leadership Award in 2017, and a Volunteer Leadership Award and the Global Citizenship Cup in 2018.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
LLB (Hons)
College of Law
Legal Practice Course
College of Law
Graduate Diploma in Law
College of Law
MSc
Environmental Science and International Development
University College London
BSc
Geographical Sciences
Bristol University
Languages
English

Experience

UK Wind Farm
Representation of an international energy fund in relation to the financing of the 1.1GW Seagreen wind farm that, when completed, will be the largest wind farm in Scotland.

African Power Assets
Representation of a African government in renegotiating and converting its take-or-pay power purchase agreement arrangements with independent power producers to take-and-pay arrangements, and other wider, sustainable, energy sector reform measures.

Turkish Power Assets
Representation of EnerjiSA Enerji Uretim A.S. in connection with the development of up to 5 GW of merchant power assets in Turkey (including hydro, CCGT, wind and lignite), which has raised €1.9 billion of project debt to date through a portfolio financing, including international and domestic syndicated banks, DFIs, export credit agencies, EBRD, IFC and EIB.

UK Power Assets
Representation of lenders to a project company in connection with the proposed financing of a coal-to-biomass conversion project.

Representation of a project company in connection with its proposed acquisition of 100% shares in an energy company owning CCGT assets.

Representation of the lenders in connection with the refinancing of a 1200MW CCGT in the UK.

Finnish Power Assets
Representation of the lenders in connection with amended contractual arrangements for the development of a combined heat and power plant in Finland due to delays in construction.

Romanian Wind Farm
Representation of a sponsor in connection with the project financing of the development of a 108 MW wind farm project in Romania.

Mozambique LNG
Representation of the financiers on a landmark US$20 billion project financing of Mozambique's first onshore LNG development, Mozambique LNG, one of the largest ever foreign direct investments into Africa.

Canadian Port Financing
Representation of a syndicate of seven US and European commercial banks on a secured facility extended to Prince Rupert Port and the Port of Vancouver (both 100% owned by DP World Limited) for the purposes of expansion of the Prince Rupert Port and refinancing of the existing debt in connection with both Prince Rupert Port and Port of Vancouver.