Paul advises lenders, borrowers and project sponsors on the development, financing and acquisition of major energy and infrastructure projects. He has particular experience in offtake agreements and financing large-scale conventional and renewable energy projects.
Paul is currently counsel in the Firm's Melbourne office and a member of the Firm's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group, a global team dedicated to providing business and strategic advice to clients regarding financing transactions, which enable the completion of major projects.
Paul's energy project experience includes advising:
Neoen in relation to the development and financing of the 300MW Victorian Big Battery to be built by Tesla near Moorabool in Victoria, Australia.
Neoen in relation to the negotiation of a power purchase agreement with CleanCo Queensland and the development and financing of the 460MW Western Downs Green Power Hub in Queensland, Australia.
NordLB on its financing of the 112MW Karadoc Solar Farm in north western Victoria.
Neoen in relation to the development and financing of the 128MW Numurkah Solar Farm in Victoria, Australia.
Export credit agencies and financiers in relation to the 640MW Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan.
ESCO Pacific in relation to the development and financing of the 175MW Finley Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia.
Neoen in relation to the development and financing of the 194MW Bulgana Green Power Hub in Victoria, Australia.
John Laing PLC on its acquisition of the 255MW Sunraysia solar farm.
Neoen in relation to the development and financing of the 180MW Coleambally Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Société Générale on the refinancing of the Moree Solar Farm.
Neoen on the development and financing of the Bulgana Wind Farm and Battery Storage Facility in Victoria, Australia.
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures on offtake arrangements and the project financing of the Lilyvale Solar Farm in central Queensland.
Neoen on its joint development with Tesla of what was at the time the world's largest lithium ion battery (paired with the Hornsdale Wind Farm) in South Australia.
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures on offtake arrangements and the project financing of the Clare Solar Farm in north Queensland.
National Australia Bank and EKF on the project financing of the Kiata Wind Farm in western Victoria.
A confidential client on the acquisition of development rights to the Lal Lal Wind Farm in western Victoria.
Hydro Tasmania in relation to the refinancing of the Musselroe and Woolnorth wind farms in Tasmania.
Lenders in relation to financing the Macarthur Wind Farm in New South Wales and the divestment of AGL's 50% interest to the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation.
ANZ on the financing of the Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm in central Victoria.
Various sponsors on the Australian Capital Territory renewable energy feed in tariff schemes.
Lenders on the refinancing of the Millmerran power station in south-east Queensland.
A confidential client in relation to the offtake arrangements of four gas-fired power plants in the Philippines.
Lenders on the two most recent refinancings of the Worsley multi-fuel cogeneration plant in Western Australia.
Sumitomo Corporation and Kansai Electric Power Company on the acquisition of the Bluewaters I and II power stations in Western Australia.
Retail Transformation Consortium on its unsolicited bid to upgrade the Cranbourne-Pakenham rail corridor in Victoria.
QIC and IFM on their bid for the QCLNG pipeline.
Commonwealth of Australia on the Single LEAP 2 defence accommodation project.
Victorian Government on the Ravenhall Prison PPP project.
Victorian Government on the CityLink, Eastlink and Peninsula Link road projects.
Victorian Government on the Bioscience Research Centre PPP project.