Lauren Vallender

Associate, London



Lauren is an associate in the Project Development and Finance Group based in London. Lauren acts for sponsors, lenders and governments on a range of financing and project development matters across the natural resources, renewables, energy, power and infrastructure sectors. Lauren joined the firm as a trainee in 2018 and has since spent 6 months on secondment to our Singapore office.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School
London School of Economics and Political Science


Menengai 35MW geothermal power project in Kenya
Representation of African Development Bank (AfDB), Trade and Development Bank and Finnfund as lenders on the financing of the 35MW geothermal power project in Kenya.

Somoil acquisition and financing of Angolan upstream deep water assets
Representation of Angola's largest oil & gas independent, Somoil - Sociedade Petrolífera Angolana, S.A. (Somoil), on its acquisition of two offshore Angolan blocks from French supermajor TotalEnergies and Japan's Inpex.

World's Largest Onshore Wind Project Bond for Swedish Wind Farm
Representation of MEAG as asset manager, other leading European institutional investors as bondholders and Deutsche Bank and Intertrust as agents on the secured financing of Önusberget wind farm in Northern Sweden, which is currently under construction and part of the wider Markbygden wind farm cluster.

TNOG Oil and Gas on Innovative First of Kind Hybrid Financing
Representation of TNOG Oil and Gas Limited, a related company of HeirsHoldings Oil & Gas Limited and Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), on the highly innovative acquisition financing of a 45 percent participating interest in Nigerian oil licence OML 17 and related assets from the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Total E&P Nigeria Limited and ENI, with TNOG Oil and Gas Limited having sole operatorship of the asset.

Diaverum acquisition of Advance Renal Care Asia
Representation of Swedish renal care services provider Diaverum on its acquisition of Singaporean dialysis clinic chain Advance Renal Care Asia (ARCA) and its subsidiaries, a group engaged in the provision of dialysis services and dialysis centre management services in Singapore and Malaysia.

Brookfield Renewable Partners sale of its solar energy business
Representation of Brookfield Renewable Partners on the sale of its solar energy business in Thailand to Global Power Synergy Public Company.

Secured loan to a UK-based independent power producer
Representation of the secured lender to a UK-based independent power producer that had experienced financial distress and entered administration.

Procurement and service contracts for multinational food and drink corporations
Representation of one of the largest multinational food and drink corporations on a variety of procurement and service contracts.