JUDGES

Michelle T Davies

Partner

EY

Biography

Michelle T Davies is the Global Head of Sustainability for EY Law and has been engaged in the clean energy/renewables and wider sustainability sector for over 20 years.  Michelle set up and founded the first dedicated renewable energy and sustainability legal team which were some of the first ever legal advisors on renewables projects in the UK market. Michelle and her team (many of whom are now at EY Law) have advised globally on over 30GW of offshore wind, over 70MW of onshore wind and over 50MW of solar projects. Michelle has also advised on numerous biomass and biofuel projects (over 1GW) utilising many technologies and feedstocks as well as Energy from Waste projects.  Increasingly she and the team are now advising on hydrogen, CCUS and other emerging technologies.  The team Michelle runs advises across all aspects of renewable energy projects from development advice (real estate, planning, grid connection), construction contracts, offtake arrangements, debt financing, equity investments, joint ventures and M&A.  Michelle and the team also advise on all aspects of Sustainability including regulatory compliance and advice, ESG due diligence and contractual frameworks, climate and sustainability dispute management, sustainability in governance and transition planning and many other areas.