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Katy is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance (EIPAF) Group in the London office. Her primary focus areas are project finance and energy and environmental matters, having previously worked for the United Nations in the international environmental law and policy fields. 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.
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.
Representing 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.
Representing EP UK Investments Limited on its £318 million acquisition of two combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations from Centrica plc, one of the UK’s leading energy and services companies.
Representing UPM Kymmene in the planning of, and negotiating contractual arrangements for and financing in relation to, a proposed new pulp mill and related infrastructure in Uruguay.
Advising several major Export Credit Agencies on a major US$ multi-billion LNG project in Africa.
Representing Puma Energy in connection with a suite of bitumen supply agreements allowing for the supply of product into various US locations.
Representing the lenders to Lynemouth Power Limited in connection with the proposed financing of a coal-to-biomass conversion project at the Lynemouth Power Station.
Representing 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.
Representing Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) Limited and its shareholders, Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) on its US$4.7 billion syndicated loan facilities. The new loans partially refinance shareholder funds used for the construction of YASREF's grassroots full conversion oil refinery located in Yanbu Industrial City, Saudi Arabia that has the capacity to process 400,000 barrels of heavy crude oil per day and produces a full range of refined products. The financing combined a US$3.1 billion conventional facility and a US$1.6 billion shari'ah compliant murabaha facility.
Representing Saudi Aramco (as sponsor, alongside co-sponsor Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd) on the development and financing for the US$8 billion expansion of an existing, world-scale petroleum refining and petrochemicals complex in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia.
Representing Saudi Aramco, in its joint venture with The Dow Chemical Company, on the project financing for Sadara Chemical Company to build and operate a US$20 billion world-scale integrated chemicals and plastics complex located in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. The US$12.5 billion multisourced financing was the largest ever project financing in the chemicals sector, with loans amounting to US$10.5 billion provided by a combination of the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, seven export credit agencies and a diverse range of commercial banks and Islamic financial institutions. A further US$2 billion was raised by way of a sukuk issuance. This Project was selected as Middle East Petrochemical Deal of the Year 2013 by Project Finance Magazine, Project Finance Deal of the Year 2013 by IFLR and Global Finance Deal of the Year 2013 by the American Lawyer.