Jeremy Connick specialises in advising clients operating in the fields of energy, natural resources and infrastructure. Jeremy has a particular focus on UK power generation (including renewable energy), energy, natural resources and infrastructure transactions in Africa and European and African development.
Jeremy provides advice on a broad range of transactions including commercial contracts, joint venture arrangements and various forms of lending (including project and acquisition finance).
- Represented Lenders on the financing of Phase 1 of DP World's GBP£1.6 billion London Gateway port
Deal of the Year Global Award, The Infrastructure Journal Awards 2011
- Advising Aviva Investors in relation to the acquisition of the 23MW Homesun portfolio (comprising privately owned rooftops) for approximately GBP£100 million
- Represented the developers on the first private sector wind farm development in sub-saharan Africa, a series of developments in Cape Verde
- Represented Lenders or Sponsors on the financing of a number of UK power generation plants including the Severn Power CCGT, Rugely Power Station and the Saltend CCGT
News and client work
Career and qualifications
- Leeds University (LLM) 1985
- Joined Clifford Chance 1986
- Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1988
- Clifford Chance Hong Kong 1993
- Partner since 1995
- Clifford Chance New York 1998
- Clifford Chance Washington 1999
- Returned to London 2003
Awards and citations
- The "remarkable" Jeremy Connick continues to impress clients with his "great leadership skills and detailed understanding of banking and project finance issues". Commentators appreciate his vast experience within the sector and the way in which he "has the capability to grasp the big picture and steer very complex transactions".
Chambers UK 2013
- Jeremy Connick's "strength in reviewing documents and assisting in negotiations was invaluable" according to one impressed client, and positive reviews of his work abound: "I've heard good things from clients saying how highly they think of him", reports one solicitor. He recently advised a consortium of banks on lending to a project to install solar panels on social housing units.
Chambers UK 2013
- Jeremy Connick continues to impress with his expertise in energy and infrastructure transactions. Clients are hugely enthusiastic, describing him as "an inspiring individual who is very knowledgeable, smart and solution-oriented and is always trying to solve problems rather than create them."
Projects, Chambers UK 2012
- Jeremy Connick … add[s] substantial weight to the projects team. Connick's infrastructure expertise is a vital component of the practice's sterling reputation; sources say that his long-standing relationships with a good range of clients and his "pragmatic and commercial approach" to potential project pitfalls mark him out as a "go-to lawyer".
International Infrastructure, Chambers Global and UK 2009
- A "brilliant lawyer". Clients appreciate that he "understands the risks involved in project work" but also "provides great solutions", ensuring they "wouldn't think twice about retaining him".
Top Tier, Africa (Projects and Energy), Chambers Global 2009