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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance
James Pay

James Pay


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

Awards and citations

  • "James provides excellent advice and support."
    Chambers UK 2023: Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
  • James is ranked in the top 15 lawyers globally (2022) by 'A Word About Wind' for his groundbreaking work on some of the world's leading renewable wind energy projects.
  • "He is good when discussing risks and taking a commercial view on things."
    Chambers UK 2022, Energy & Natural Resources