Michelle T Davies > Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
1 CALLAGHAN SQUARE
CARDIFF
CF10 5BT
Wales

Work Department

Michelle T Davies heads the International Clean Energy and Sustainability Group which has advised on over 50GW of clean energy projects.

Michelle advises across the entire energy transition globally. Michelle's focus is on corporate strategy within the sector including M&A, equity raising and investment and exit mechanisms. Her clients include Governments, institutional investors, funds, utilities, IOCs and developers. Recent transactions include the world’s largest private PPA, M&A in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Finland, Italy and projects in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Chile and Tunisia.
Michelle is actively involved in policy and regulation on clean energy. She sits on the advisory boards of MESIA, Climate Bond Initiative, DII Desert Energy, is Chair of REA Finance Forum and Africa Renewable Energy Association and many others. She was recently asked to join the UK Government’s Task Force for Electric Vehicles.

Michelle is qualified as a lawyer in the UK and the US (New York Attorney) and has a First Class Honours Degree from University College London and an Honours Masters Degree from UC Berkeley. She is a Fulbright Scholar and a John Rankin Scholar.

Position

Partner

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Corporate and commercial

With three partners focused on handling corporate work from the firm’s Cardiff office, and also able to leverage a significant national and international presence, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is particularly strong at handling upper/mid-market transactional work, often without a connection to the Welsh market. The firm is particularly strong at handling investments by private equity sponsors in the financial services and renewable energy sectors. Team head Paul Pugh has an excellent reputation for handling fintech M&A, while Michelle Davies and Charles Reynard  regularly lead on the firm’s energy-related M&A matters.

Wales > Projects, energy and natural resources > Project finance and PFI

(Hall of Fame)

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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP ‘s Cardiff team forms a key component of the firm’s multi-disciplinary/office offering to developers, investors and an increasing roster of financiers engaged in energy, transport and social infrastructure projects including those structured on a PFI/PPP basis. The team is particularly well-known for its renewable energy projects expertise, where it is able to provide corporate, real estate, regulatory and financing input on many large international mandates handled by the firm. Corporate partner Michelle Davies is noted for her clean energy projects expertise, work which regularly sees her involved in global deals, including in the Middle East. Iwan Walters  recently relocated to the firm’s Dubai office.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

The energy team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP stands out for its work on projects in emerging markets, transactional work for Chinese state-owned enterprises and ‘whole lifecycle’ nuclear work. Michelle Davies, who set up the firm’s international clean energy and sustainability Group 17 years ago, continues to lead that group from the Cardiff office, working in tandem with energy and infrastructure co-head Robert Pitcher in London. Stephen Hill recently led the firm’s team on one of Europe’s largest solar transactions during 2018 – infrastructure fund Greencoat Solar Assets II’s purchase of 24 solar farms across the UK. Construction and engineering expert Jessica Neuberger joined the firm from Ashurst while Conrad Purcell left for Bird & Bird LLP .