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James Pay

James Pay


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James Pay

James Pay specialises in power, renewables, mining and metals, energy infrastructure transactions, including project and minority stake financings, commercial contracts and M&A and joint venture work.

James is head of Clifford Chance's Global Renewables Group and co-head of our Mining and Metals Group.

  • Advising Actis on all elements of their renewable energy joint ventures with Mainstream for investments in Chile and Africa
  • Advising RWE in relation to all aspects of their development, equity sell down and pre-construction limited resource financing of the UK Galloper Offshore Wind Farm
  • Acting for PGGM and Ampere on the hybrid refinancing of their JV stake in a windfarm
  • Advising Vale in relation to the Simandou iron ore project in Liberia and Guinea including in relation to a new port and railway
  • Advising lenders on solar and wind farm financings in South Africa, UK, Spain and Poland
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Career and qualifications

  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1995
  • Partner since 2003

Professional bodies

  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators - AIPN

Awards and citations

  • James is ranked in the top 30 lawyers globally by 'A Word About Wind' for his groundbreaking work on some of the world's leading renewable wind energy projects