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Lucille De Silva is a partner in Dentons’ Energy, Transport and Infrastructure practice, based in London. She focuses on solar, and has over 24 years’ international energy, projects, regulation and privatization experience. Lucille has developed the Firm’s UK solar practice and has led and closed over 200 large-scale solar projects amounting to more than 1.5 GWp and worth in excess of £2 billion.


Assistant lawyer Dentons (formerly SNR Denton) 1992-94, senior lawyer 1994-2000, partner 2000-present. Publications of note: “Legal issues: Renewables – a handbook,” Global law and business, 2010 “The Carbon Reduction Commitment,” New Power Journal, 2009 “Oil and Gas Production Contracts,” Sweet & Maxwell, 2008 “REACH Registrations,” International Energy Law Review, 2008 “The Carbon Reduction Commitment,” International Energy Law and Taxation Review, 2007 “Singapore Gas Market,” Paper for the Petroleum Economist World Gas Book “An international regulatory perspective – Singapore,” Delivering a paper on Singapore’s electricity and gas markets News Editor, International Energy Law and Taxation Review (previously the Oil & Gas Law and Taxation Review), Sweet & Maxwell. Delivering a paper on the legal aspects arising from the liberalisation of the gas industry in Hungary – Budapest, Hungary. Delivering a paper on the legal aspects of gas trading – Dusseldorf, Germany.


King’s College (LLB Hons 1990); College of Law, Guildford (Law Society Final Examinations 1991); University of Dundee (London-based energy law course 1995).

Lawyer Rankings

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

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Dentons’ power practice leverages the firm’s huge international footprint to handle large cross-border energy mandates across Africa and the Middle East. The group has a significant track record of work covering project financing, energy transition and regulatory regimes. Practice head Charles July has over three decades of experience advising on renewable energy across EMEA, and has of late been advising on an offshore wind project in Morocco. Humphrey Douglas handles transactional matters, whilst global energy co-chair Christopher McGee-Osborne is a key name for large-scale power, electric, and oil and gas matters. Solar power specialist Lucille De Silva is another key contact, while Humphrey Douglas can draw on his experience as general counsel for a Middle Eastern state energy company. Senior associate Tom Guilfoyle works across emerging markets on project financings.