Peter Wright is an energy lawyer who has been advising on international energy and infrastructure projects for over 20 years. He specialises in advising on power generation projects, oil and gas transactions, and the acquisition of energy and infrastructure assets. His experience has been genuinely international, advising sponsors, lenders and host governments on projects in the UK and Europe, Africa, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

    Peter has had the benefit of undertaking a number of secondments over the course of his career, including time at two of the leading international oil and gas supermajors. He was recommended for Projects and Energy by The Legal 500 UK and for Energy & Infrastructure by IFLR1000.

    Peter has advised on a wide range of energy and infrastructure transactions, including early-stage LNG projects in Europe and Africa, a number of proposed energy sector M&A transactions (including due diligence exercises), IPPs in India, the UK, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia, numerous planned power projects in the UK, Europe, India and Africa, water treatment plants in Africa and China, and various energy sector disputes.

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    Power

    • Advising the government of Swaziland and the African Legal Support Facility on the introduction of PPPs into the Swaziland energy sector.
    • Advising Swaziland Electricity Company on the development of the Lower Maguduza Hydro Power Project.
    • Advising Mitsubishi Corporation and TEPCO as developers on the US$3 billion Facility D IWPP in Qatar, a 2,520 MW gas-fired power plant and 136.5 million gallons per day associated desalination plant, which reached financial close on 11 April 2016.
    • Advising Mainstream Renewable Power Limited on its joint venture in Africa with pan-emerging markets investor Actis, including on the sale into the joint venture of various projects and the development of a platform for financing investment in African renewables projects.
    • Advising Absa Capital and the lenders on a number of solar pv and wind projects developed by Mainstream in South Africa as part of the Renewable Energy IPP Program (REIPPP).
    • Advising a leading international oil and gas supermajor on its acquisition of a minority stake in a European gas-fired IPP and the restructuring of the related project bond finance arrangements.
    • Advising The AES Corporation on the Dibamba and Kribi IPPs, the first two IPPs to be developed in Cameroon.
    • Advising a leading US-based developer on the acquisition and development of eight solar pv projects in the UK (total capacity 110 MWp) and on the separate development of three solar pv projects in Japan, with a combined output of 50 MWp.
    • Advising a German developer on the €250 million South West Devon energy from waste combined heat and power PFI Project in the UK, with a captive 25 MW energy from waste generation plant.

    Oil and Gas

    • Advising a leading European utility company on a variety of matters, including their reservation of regasification terminal capacity in the UK and the preparation of their anti-hoarding secondary capacity arrangements (“use it or lose it” mechanism) in relation to that capacity and on the sale and purchase of a number of LNG cargoes for delivery into Western Europe.
    • Undertaking a secondment to a leading international oil and gas supermajor’s in-house legal function, advising the LNG and gas trading teams on capacity reservation, LNG trading master agreements and confirmation documentation, early-stage dispute resolution and other day-to-day issues to advise on their LNG trading contracts.
    • Advising Petronas as developer on the structuring and subsequent development of a North America shale gas to LNG project.
    • Advising a leading international oil and gas supermajor on secondment as part of the in-house legal function attached to the commercial LNG team, tasked with the development, structuring and documentation of its proposed LNG import terminal in Baja California, Mexico and concurrently on its negotiations for capacity at Sempra’s competing Costa Azul terminal.

    Education

    • Guilford Law School
    • University of Bristol, B.A., honors

    Admissions

    • England and Wales

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