Ravinder Sandhu



Named to A Word About Wind's Top 100 Legal Power List and to AWAW’s Women’s Power List (2017 and 2021) recognizing the leading 100 women in the wind sector globally, Ravinder counsels on corporate and commercial energy and infrastructure matters. Ravinder also has extensive knowledge of the OFTO tender process run by Ofgem. She is recommended by Legal 500 UK, Chambers and Partners and IFLR 1000. Ravinder has also been ranked in 2024 for Chambers: Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy

Ravinder represents a wide range of clients in connection with large scale renewable (including onshore/offshore wind, solar and biomass) M&A, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and regulatory matters, as well as in respect of infrastructure and conventional energy assets. She is widely recognised as a leader in wind energy.

Ravinder is a member of Orrick’s Finance and Audit Committee, providing oversight of its financial reporting and audit process, its internal controls, and global compliance with laws and regulation.

  • Ravinder's experience includes advising:

    • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, a global leader in renewable energy, through its flagship fund CI V, on the acquisition of a majority stake in the 15GW Elgin Energy solar PV and battery storage portfolio in the UK, Ireland and Australia.

    • Kyuden International Corporation and Development Bank of Japan Inc. on the acquisition of minority interests in Viridor Energy, one of the largest waste treatment and power generation companies in the UK with 11 energy-from-waste facilities in operation, and related joint venture arrangements with Equitix.
    • A joint venture owned by Ørsted (50%) and AXA Investment Managers (AXA) and Crédit Agricole Assurances (CAA) (50%) on its £1.141 billion sale of the transmission assets of the Hornsea Two offshore windfarm to Diamond Transmission Partners (DTP). Ørsted will provide DTP with operations and maintenance services for the transmission assets under a long-term agreement.
    • Ørsted on its divestment of its remaining 25% interest in the London Array Offshore Wind Farm to funds managed by Schroders Greencoat.
    • A leading renewable energy developer on the sale of a 49 percent stake in three offshore wind projects in Finland to Ingka Investments. The Halla, Laine and Tyrsky offshore wind projects have a combined potential capacity of approximately 6,000MW, meaning total production could amount to up to 29 TWh once operational, corresponding to more than one third of the electricity consumed in Finland in 2022.
    • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners on the sale of 100% of its 49% interest in a joint venture with Falck Renewables S.p.A. comprising an operational onshore wind portfolio in Scotland and Wales to Infrastructure Investment Fund, an infrastructure fund advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
    • AIP Management on the sale of PKA’s 25% stake in the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm to Greencoat for approximately £400 million.
    • BlackRock’s Global Renewable Power platform on its membership of the NextGen consortium together with Quaybridge Scotland Ltd, Parkwind NV, Maple Power Ltd and Sumitomo Corporation. The NextGen consortium has participated in Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind leasing process.
    • Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (a joint venture owned by SSE Renewables (40%), Red Rock Power (25%), Equitix (17.5%) and The Renewables Infrastructure Group (17.5%)) on the sale of the Offshore Transmission Assets of the 588MW Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, Scotland’s largest operational offshore generation asset.
    • Ørsted Onshore A/S on its agreement to acquire Brookfield Renewable’s Irish and UK onshore wind business. The agreement is based on an enterprise valuation of EUR 571 million as of 31 December 2020 (subject to customary adjustments) and marks Ørsted’s entry into the European onshore market. With the acquisition, Ørsted is acquiring one of Europe’s leading integrated renewable energy platforms, including 389MW under construction and in operation, 149MW in advanced development and more than a 1 GW development pipeline in Ireland and the UK.
    • Hornsea 1 Limited, a joint venture owned between Ørsted (50%) and Global Infrastructure Partners (50%), on the £1.175 billion sale of its transmission assets to a partnership between Diamond Transmission Corporation Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation) and Chubu Electric Power Company Netherlands B.V. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.). This represents the largest offshore transmission transaction by size and value to date.
    • Walney Extension Limited, a joint venture owned by Ørsted (50%) and Danish pension funds, PKA (25%) and PFA (25%), on its £447 million sale of transmission system assets relating to the 659MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm to Diamond Transmission Partners Walney Extension, a partnership between Mitsubishi subsidiary Diamond Transmission, HICL Infrastructure and Chubu Electric Power. The divestment took place in accordance with tender round 5 of the offshore transmission owner (OFTO) regime, with Diamond Transmission Partners Walney Extension selected by Ofgem, following a competitive tender.
    • An investor in relation to setting up a platform to invest in development stage solar assets across Europe.
    • Race Bank Wind Farm Limited (a joint venture between Ørsted, Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund, a fund established by Sumitomo Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Development Bank of Japan, and Arjun Infrastructure Partners and Gravis Capital Management) on its £472.5 million sale of transmission system assets relating to the 573 MW Race Bank offshore wind farm to Diamond Transmission Partners (a consortium between a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation and HICL Infrastructure PLC).
    • Burbo Extension Ltd, a consortium of Ørsted A/S (previously DONG Energy A/S), Danish pension provider PKA and KIRKBI A/S, on the sale of transmission assets valued at approximately £193 million to Diamond Transmission Partners BBE Limited pursuant to the OFTO regime.
    • Statkraft on the sale of (i) its 40% stake in the 317 MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm to the UK fund manager Equitix for a value of £558 million and (ii) a 30% share in the 402 MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm to a consortium led by China Resources (Holdings) Company Ltd, a state-owned Chinese enterprise, for a value of £555 million.
    • Vattenfall on its acquisition of UK gas and electricity supply business ISupplyEnergy.
    • PKA, one of Denmark’s leading pension funds, on its acquisition of a 50% stake in the Teesside Renewable Energy Plant in the North East of England. Macquarie Capital holds the remaining 50%, and the total investment in the plant anticipated to be in the region of £900 million.
    • Ørsted on its sale of a 50% stake in the 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension UK offshore wind farm project to Danish pension provider PKA and KIRKBI A/S, parent company of the LEGO Group.
    • Ørsted on the £644 million sale to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) of a 25% undivided interest in the unincorporated joint venture established in relation to the London Array offshore wind farm project.
    • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners on its acquisition of a 25% stake in the Beatrice Wind Project in Outer Moray Firth in Northern Scotland.
    • Velocita Energy Developments on its divestment of the Maerdy onshore wind farm project in South Wales to Greencoat UK Wind.
    • ScottishPower Renewables SSE, Marubeni Corporation, UK Green Investment Bank Plc, Centrica, PKA and KIRKBI A/S in relation to the divestment of their respective interests in the offshore transmission assets on six UK offshore wind farm projects as part of the offshore transmission asset disposal regime regulated by Ofgem.
    • Ørsted on its acquisition of the 800 MW Severn gas-fired power station project in Wales and the power engineering business Carron Engineering & Construction from Welsh Power Group.
    • WHAM Energy Plc on its takeover by Venture Production Plc, effected by way of a scheme of arrangement.
    • Technip on the sale of Perry Slingsby Systems, the manufacturer of remotely operated vehicles and other subsea equipment, to SCF Partners.
    • Kenexa Corporation, the US employment services group, on its acquisition of Quorum International Holdings Ltd.
    • A French electronics manufacturer on its acquisition of a UK electronics manufacturing business.

    Please note: Ravinder's experience includes that prior to joining Orrick.