Lis Blunsdon

Counsel, London



Lis is a counsel who recently joined our Project Development and Finance Group in London. She has more than 25 years' experience in the energy sector and specialises in the regulation, operation and optimisation of energy assets in the renewables, gas and thermal generation sectors.  

Lis advises project developers, energy and utility companies, banks, funds, commodities trading houses and governments on connection, offtake, fuel supply, renewables subsidies and support regimes and REMIT.  She has particular skill and expertise in developing complex route to market arrangements and in recent years she has been involved in negotiating many of the key corporate PPAs in the European market, both physically and financially settled.  

She has spent several extended periods in house on secondment to large energy companies in structured trading and development roles and brings a highly practical approach to navigating the complexities of the energy sector.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Bachelor of Arts
Corpus Christi College


Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts
Corpus Christi College


Advanced European Law
King's College London


Dogger Bank A and B 2020
Representation of an offtaker on a 15 year PPA for the Dogger Bank A and B Offshore wind project, including advice to the offtaker on the CfD arrangements applicable to the wind farm.*

Route to Market 2020
Representation of a trading entity on the development and negotiation of a complex structured trading and route to market agreement relating to a CCGT in GB.*

Energy from Waste 2018
Representation of the developer of an energy from waste gasification project on connection and offtake arrangements and on the CfD awarded to the project, including close co-operation with the Low Carbon Contracts Company on the Milestone Delivery requirements under the CfD.*

Corporate PPA 2020
Representation of a wind developer on Corporate PPAs with a utility and a financial institution.*  

Solar 2018
Representation of a solar energy find in the acquisition of several solar generation assets, including detailed due diligence and connection arrangements and offtake arrangements.*

Gas peaking plants 2020
Representation of a utility offtaker on gas peaking plant offtake contracts.*

*Experience gained prior to joining White & Case

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport  Forum Policy Conference November 2020

Speaker/Panellist, Future of Energy Seminar, Future Economy Network 2019

Speaker and session chair,  Solar and Storage Live 2019

Speaker, European Renewable Investors Council April 2017


Contributor to "Solar Power: A Practical Handbook"

"Energy storage post-Brexit: How will it fare?"  Energy Industry Times March 2017

"Corporate PPAs" the European Renewable Investors Council April 2017

Awards and Recognition

Leading Individual (power) Legal 500 UK