James Durnall

James Durnall Partner KL Gates Sydney
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Professional Biography

James Durnall is a partner in our Energy, Infrastructure and Resources practice area in Sydney.

As a leading lawyer advising the renewable energy industry in Australia and the UK for more than a decade, he has built a reputation for his work on complex and innovative transactions in clean and renewable energy.

James advises on all aspects of utility scale solar, onshore wind, waste-to-energy, biomass (including gasification, combined heat & power and anaerobic digestion), battery storage and innovative energy efficiency projects. His range of legal specialism includes project development, joint development and financing arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, connection arrangements and energy regulatory matters, corporate and retail PPAs, project / structured finance, construction and O&M, asset management and portfolio management.

His blend of experience working in both private practice and in-house enables him to advise a wide base of clients, including developers, energy and infrastructure funds, equity investors, EPC and O&M contractors, off-takers and asset managers in Australia and overseas.

James also has a wealth of experience in private equity, venture capital and investment funds transactions across the full investment lifecycle.

James is a dual qualified solicitor admitted to practice in both England and Australia and his practice covers both domestic and cross-border projects.

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