Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen:

Partner: Head of Energy

Jonathan Cohen is an industry recognised solicitor with vast experience in the energy sector with a particular focus on renewables and low carbon energy transactions.

Jonathan has advised on many high profile transactions in the energy sector both in the UK and internationally. This includes advice across all technologies including energy storage, offshore and onshore wind, solar PV, CHP, district heating, geothermal, tidal as well as traditional power generation. Jonathan's clients range from utilities, project developers, large industrial consumers, property developers, funders, sponsors and energy services companies (ESCOs).

Recent work

  • advising Stratford City Business District (a joint venture between Lend Lease and London & Continental Railways) on the London Olympics district heating and cooling scheme serving The International Quarter, Stratford;
  • advising on the £5.8bn sale of EDF Energy plc’s electricity distribution networks business to UK Power Networks part of the Cheung Kong Infrastructure group;
  • acting for a US hedge fund on the acquisition of the then largest offshore wind farm in the UK, the 100 wind turbine, 300MW Thanet wind farm including advising on the refinancing and the subsequent sale to Vattenfall AB;
  • drafting the first energy storage power purchase agreement (PPA) in the UK for a leading offtaker; and
  • developing novel solar PV business models for leading renewables developers.

Random fact

Jonathan is a keen Manchester United fan having travelled extensively around the world to watch them play.