Evan has over 25 years’ experience advising on the financing, development and acquisition of energy projects. Throughout his career, Evan has been at the forefront of developing cutting-edge, innovative structures that have helped to shape industry standards.

Evan advises lenders, ECAs, institutional investors, renewable energy companies, investment firms and pension funds on financings, M&A, joint ventures and other strategic combinations. He brings considerable experience in wide range of renewable energy portfolio deals, as well as gas and power transmission and distribution projects and he has a market-leading offshore wind practice.

Chambers Global 2020 notes that clients say Evan is a “leading figure who has secured incredible and loyal clients because he does an excellent job.” He has also been named to The Lawyer’s Hot 100.

  • Evan's experience prior to joining Orrick includes:

    • Cover Providers and Finance Parties on the USD 3 billion Chnagfang and Xidao offshore wind financing in Taiwan.
    • Institutional investors on a £1.3 billion Investment-grade bond in relation to the acquisition by leading Danish pension funds PKA and PFA of a 50% stake in 659 MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm from Orsted (formerly DONG Energy). The deal is valued at £2 billion, of which £1.3 billion is being funded through the Issuance of the bond.
    • Club of commercial lenders on the proposed project financing of the Kincardine floating offshore wind project in the UK.
    • Pension Denmark as the co-lender on the £1.9 billion project financing of the 600MW Beatrice Offshore wind farm in the UK
    • DONG Energy as co-lender and offtake on the project financed Lincs offshore wind farm.
    • PGGM of the acquisition of an interest in and project financing of the EnwB Baltic offshore wind project in Germany.
    • Advising finance parties, ECAs Euler-Hermes and EKF and EIB on the €900 million financing of the second and third phases of the Thornton Bank offshore wind fram in Belgium.
    • CIP on the proposed mezzanine facility for the Cape Wind offshore wind project in the USA.
    • Belwind N.V. on the arrangements for the €600 million financing, construction and operation of the 165 MW first phase of the Bligh Bank offshore wind farm located 47 km off the Belgian coast near Zeebrugge.
    • PNG AG on a €102 million bond financing for a portfolio of eight wind farms totaling 140 MW with investment grade rating. The bond was wrapped by a monoline insurer.
    • PKA, one of Denmark's leading pension funds, on its acquisition and financing of a 50% stake in the Teesside Renewable Energy Plant in the North East of England. The investment bank Macquarie Capital holds the remaining 50%, and the total investment in the plant is anticipated to be in the region of £900 million.
    • DONG Energy 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.
    • DONG Energy on the £644 million sale of a 25% stake in the London Array 1 offshore wind project to a special purpose vehicle owned and controlled by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.
    • DONG Energy on its sell downs to Marubeni Corporation of a 49.9% stake in the Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm and to Scottish and Southern and PGGM of a 49% stake in Walney 1 and Walney 2 offshore wind projects.
    • DONG Energy on the sale of the transmission system assets relating to the Gunfleet Sands 1 and Gunfleet Sands II offshore wind farm projects and the Walney 1 and Walney 2 offshore wind projects.
    • Siemens Project Venture on its acquisition of a 10% stake in the Gwent y Mor offshore wind project.
    • Pension Denmark on the acquisition of a 49% stake in Falck Renewables' onshore portfolio in the UK.
    • Galileo Green Energy, LLC (“GGE”), a recently formed renewable energy platform headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Infratil will invest in GGE in conjunction with the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (“CSC”), the New Zealand Superannuation Fund (“NZ Super Fund”) and the Morrison & Co Growth Infrastructure Fund (“Co-Investors”).
    • Advising a global renewable investor and asset manager on the development of its investment portfolio into the Italian solar PV market.
    • DONG Energy on the acquisition of the 800 MW Severn CCGT power station from Welsh Power.
    • Velocita Energy Developments Ltd  (Riverstone portfolio company) on the disposal of two onshore wind farms in Scotland — the operational 11.5 MW Ardoch and Over Enoch project in East Renfrewshire and the construction-stage 35 MW Airies project in Dumfries and Galloway, to NTR Wind 1 Fund, a vehicle backed by Irish developer NTR, Legal & General Capital, Strathclyde Pension Fund and the Irish Strategic investment Fund. The two wind farms are being developed, constructed and operated by 2020 Renewabies, VelocIta's UK development business, which is continuing to develop projects in Scotland.
    • Velocita Energy Developments Ltd on the disposal of its French business, consisting of a 14 MW operating onshore windfarm in France and its French development portfolio, to Chinese turbine manufacturer Envision Energy. The pipeline consists of circa 500 MW of projects at various stages of development, primarily located in eastern France near Besancon. Envision is also set to acquire Velocita's French development team.
    • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, through the fund Copenhagen Infrastructure II K/S, on a US$61 million mezzanine loan for the construction of the onshore wind farm Fluvanna I in Scurry County, Texas (“Fluvanna I”). Fluvanna I is owned and will be operated by Terna Energy S.A. (“Tema”). The total investment in Fluvanna I will be US$251 million.
    • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition, on behalf of its Copenhagen Infrastructure II fund, of two onshore wind projects in Texas, Bearkat Renewable Energy Project (366 MW) and Blue Cloud Renewable Energy Project (150 MW), from TH Global Energy.
    • Siemens Project Venture on its acquisition of a 10% stake in the Gwent y Mor offshore wind project.
    • DONG Energy on the acquisition of the 800 MW Severn CCGT power station from Welsh Power.

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