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.
She has advised clients across all levels of the power sector including generators, producers, transmission and distribution network operators, retailers, regulators and consumers. She has extensive experience on the arrangement of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) across a number of jurisdictions globally including the UK, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia and in-depth knowledge of retail (both renewable and conventional) Electricity Supply Agreements (ESAs) in the Australian market.
Her recent experience includes advising on a number of renewables projects in Australia across different States and working alongside large corporate customers on their energy procurement strategies. Kelly has a broad and deep understanding of the independent power producer (IPP), power purchase and retail supply agreement markets that enables her to effectively and efficiently advise clients across the energy value chain. She has over a decade of experience advising clients on project delivery and risk allocation and is at the forefront of structuring delivery of renewables projects and energy procurement strategies.
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.