James Stanier

Principal Associate
Gowling WLG
James Stanier

James Stanier is a specialist energy lawyer at international law firm Gowling WLG. James has worked in the sector for over a decade and leads Gowling WLG's energy tech practice. He has been ranked as a "rising star" in the Legal 500 for the last two years.

James advises market leading offtakers, major utilities, lenders, energy traders, suppliers, network owners and operators, developers and managers of industry codes.

James has a particular specialism in power purchase agreements (PPAs) and has drafted and negotiated PPAs for a significant proportion of GB's largest renewable projects (including for example for the Seagreen, Dudgeon and Crystal Rig wind farms). James increasingly advises on corporate PPAs and projects proceeding without subsidy support.

07 Dec
11:20
 - 12:00 GMT
Panel Discussion

As subsidies wane across Europe, there is a need for generators to look at their routes to market and much has been said of the merchant model but are investors ready to take on the risk of merchant projects?

  • What’s the cost of capital for these deals going to look like?
  • Which risks are acceptable as you approach a merchant project and which need to be hedged?
  • What hedging mechanisms are in the market?
  • Is the cPPA market deep enough to protect the bottom line?