Orrick adds regulatory expert to London energy practice

Another top energy partner from Hogan Lovells is transferring to Orrick where she joins its growing practice.

Elisabeth Blunsdon, former counsel at Hogan Lovells, has joined Orrick as counsel in its London energy team. 

With a focus on energy transactional and regulatory work in the gas and power (conventional and renewable) sectors, Blunsdon has extensive experience in UK and European energy regulation, in addition to working on energy project transaction documents, such as power purchase and gas sales agreements. 

Blunsdon won an award for her work on the Shah Deniz gas pipeline project, one of the largest gas developments in the world.

Three partners also joined the firm from Hogan Lovells last month, including Matthew Williams, former global co-head of Hogan’s Energy & Natural Resources Group, John Deacon, former global co-head of Hogan’s Renewable Energy Group, and Edward Humphries, former counsel.

The San Francisco-headquartered law firm focuses on companies in the energy and infrastructure, finance and tech sectors, and has been actively strengthening its practice in Europe. Now, it has more than 120 energy and infrastructure lawyers located in 16 offices around the world. 

The new London team has hit the ground running and advised on the acquisition and/or disposal of over 300MW of renewable energy projects in the UK covering solar, wind and biomass technologies, over the past 12 months.