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Nicole Guglielmi

Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Nicole is a lawyer in the Melbourne office who advises on project delivery and infrastructure transactions. She has particular expertise in renewable energy projects and public-private partnerships (PPPs), including structuring, risk allocation, construction and facilities/operation management.

Nicole has assisted in advising sponsors and contractors on the development and ongoing operation of renewable energy projects such as wind and solar farms, and PPP and other infrastructure projects such as toll roads, prisons, and other project financed infrastructure assets both in Australia and New Zealand.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Nicole was a solicitor at a leading national law firm.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • International Project Finance Association member
  • Advising Zen Energy on PPA's for the Clermont and Wemen Solar Farm projects.
  • Advising a bidder on a Pumped Hydro project in South Australia.
  • Advising Belectric on the Limondale Solar Farm project.


Experience gained prior to joining K&L Gates includes:

  • Advising Transurban in relation to various operational and construction matters on its NSW assets.
  • Advising Programmed Facility Management in relation to its role as Facility Management provider on various student accommodation projects, the Waikeria Prison PPP Project (NZ) and the New Zealand Schools III Project.

Energy Infrastructure

  • Advising RATCH-Australia Corporation Limited in relation to the successful financial close of the AUD300 million, 226MW Collector Wind Farm.

Experience gained prior to joining K&L Gates includes:
  • Advising ESCO Pacific and Palisade Investment Partners in relation to the successful financial close for the development of the AUD225 million 148MW Ross River Solar Farm.
  • Advising ARENA in relation to various renewable energy projects, including the successful financial close of the AUD28.7 million Longreach Solar Farm and the AUD47.5 million Oakey Solar Farm.
  • Advising Elecnor on various matters in relation to their Australian projects, including in relation to the 25MW Barcaldine Solar Project and 300MW Bungala Solar Project.