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DLA Piper LLP (US), Vanessa Wilson, Washington DC, USA

Vanessa Wilson

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Work Department

Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Vanessa Wilson focuses on advising project sponsors and developers, private equity investors, commercial banks and institutional lenders and investors in the development, financing, sale or purchase of independent energy projects, including utility-scale solar projects, wind farms, energy storage facilities, biomass projects and gas-fired and coal-fired power generation facilities, natural gas pipelines, methane-capture projects and other energy-based transactions. She has played a significant role in projects located in California, New York, Louisiana, Texas, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Canada.

 

Vanessa has more than 15 years of experience representing sponsors and developers in connection with project financings, including traditional construction and term loans, 144A offerings and tax equity investments. She also has extensive experience negotiating agreements for the sale or purchase of energy assets and companies. She regularly manages the diligence review of proposed targets and portfolios in connection with such transactions. Vanessa has also spent significant time structuring joint ventures for the development of energy assets.

Education

JD, Tulane Law School; BA, University of New Orleans

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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