Kelly Davies is a lawyer focusing on the development, acquisition, and financing of energy projects and energy procurement and sustainability strategies for large businesses. She works closely with clients on all energy aspects of their business and advises on energy transactions both internationally and domestically across the energy sector.
With over a decade spent in the energy sector, her experience spans the energy industry and includes oil and gas (upstream, midstream and downstream), power (conventional (including nuclear) and renewable), energy storage and new fuels (including hydrogen) and related infrastructure delivery in various regions globally.
Outside of the conventional development, acquisition and financing experience, Kelly’s practice also focusses on new technologies and innovative project and transaction implementation in the energy space. With her detailed knowledge and experience across the energy sector, Kelly is currently advising a number of traditional energy clients and non-traditional / non-energy clients on transformational projects in the sector. This includes a broad remit of matters, from those relating to new fuels such as hydrogen across the value chain, through to distributed energy solutions, VPPs and customers looking at sustainability strategies and standards for their business and many more.
Prior to joining the firm in 2021, Kelly worked in the Energy & Infrastructure groups of a large international law firm in Sydney. Prior to that she worked in the Energy & Infrastructure group of a large international law firm in London and the Middle East. She started her career at an international law firm in London in the Projects / Project Finance team. This included a commercial secondment to KBR.
- Legal 500 Asia Pacific, recognised as a key lawyer in Energy (Transactions and Regulatory) (2021)
- Law Society of NSW member
- Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association (AMPLA) member
Kelly regularly presents seminars on energy and resources issues including hydrogen, sustainable finance, energy storage and project regulation. For instance, she will be presenting at the Connecting Green Hydrogen APAC 2021 Conference and Exhibition in Melbourne in July.