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Natasha Luther-Jones

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Finance & Projects

Position

Natasha is Head of Renewable Energy (EMEA). She advises on developments, investments, acquisitions, disposals, and financings in energy. With a varied client base, she leads teams advising lenders, developers, EPC contractors, manufacturers, equity investors, purchasers, sellers and off-takers in respect of energy projects - whether in development, construction or operational. Natasha has extensive experience in renewable energies, as well as advising on battery storage, gas generation sites and smart metering.

Natasha is a leading figure advising in the growing corporate end-user Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) market. She worked on Google's first PPA outside of the US and has been involved with high profile companies in the consumer, telecoms, banking and retail sectors.
Natasha is listed in The Lawyers' Hot 100 2017 for Energy (one of only 3 energy lawyers in the UK).

Member

Law Society

Education

University of Leeds, Joint Honours - Law/French; College of Law, York, LPC (Distinction).


London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

Within: Leading individuals

Natasha Luther-Jones - DLA Piper

Within: Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

DLA Piper recently strengthened its London energy offering with the hires of Sarah Thomas from Pinsent Masons LLP and Martin Nelson-Jones from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. The group is particularly strong when it comes to high-profile, large-scale wind and solar power acquisitions, sales, financings and refinancings, including the development of emergent technologies and trends including corporate PPAs, battery storage, and smart metering. The key partners in the team are the 'exceptional' Natasha Luther-Jones, who co-chairs the global energy and natural resources team, and the 'extremely smart' Dimitri Papaefstratiou.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI)

Energy

Within: Leading individuals

Natasha Luther-Jones - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Energy

DLA Piper UK LLP leverages the firm's global capacity to handle local, national and international energy projects across the wind, solar, energy-from-waste, oil and gas, energy storage and smart metering sectors, including developments, investments, acquisitions, disposals and financing work. The team also has notable experience in corporate power purchase agreements. Renewable energy expert Natasha Luther-Jones is global co-chair of the firm's energy and natural resources group and Teresa Hitchcock focuses on regulatory issues and climate change work. Andrew Batterton handles property and planning-related issues, legal director Laura Gordon is a key name for project finance matters. Ben Peecock was made up in the firm's 2019 partnership round.

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Infrastructure

Within: Infrastructure

DLA Piper UK LLP's cross-departmental team handles the full spectrum of infrastructure work, including projects, finance, litigation, regulatory matters, competition issues, tax, planning and construction. The practice, which operates on a local, national and international level, counts local authorities, infrastructure funders and major corporates as clients. Ian Doig focuses on construction work, while Robert Smith handles transport-related work. Leeds managing partner Allison Page is an expert in highways and street lighting projects, Natasha Luther-Jones leads the energy group, and Andrew Batterton heads up the development and infrastructure planning teams.

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