Jon Thursby



As a projects and construction lawyer, Jon advises on all aspects of the construction and operation of offshore wind and other large renewable energy projects in established and developing markets.

Jon advises sponsors, financial institutions and contractors on the development of offshore wind, solar and biomass projects across Asia, Europe and the United States. He has a particular focus on the developing offshore wind markets in Taiwan, Japan and elsewhere in the APAC region.

Jon's recent experience includes performing the role of Commercial Director for the Formosa II offshore wind project, which is being jointly developed by JERA, Macquarie's Green Investment Group and Swancor Renewable Energy in Taiwan. Jon also recently advised the lender group on the award-winning Changfang and Xidao offshore wind project, which remains one of the largest offshore wind project financings in Asia.

Prior to relocating to Singapore, Jon was based in London where he advised Ørsted, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and other offshore wind developers, as well as export credit agencies, commercial lenders and other financial institutions, on some of the most complex and innovative offshore wind projects in the UK.

Jon began his career as a construction litigator and continues to advise on both contentious and non-contentious matters.

    • A group of 6 export credit agencies and 25 international and Taiwanese banks and other financial institutions in relation to the USD 3 billion financing of the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind project being constructed in Taiwan.
    • Institutional investors in connection with a £1.3 billion investment-grade bond issued in relation to the acquisition of an equity interest in the Walney Extension offshore wind project in the UK.
    • A Danish pension fund in relation to its acquisition, together with Macquarie, of an equity interest in the Teeside biomass project in the UK.