Danny Perera



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Danny is an Associate in the firm’s Corporate group in the London office of Watson Farley & Williams.

Danny joined Watson Farley & Williams in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Danny worked at an international law firm, including time spent on a client secondment to Thomson Reuters.

Experience Open

    Danny’s experience includes advising:
    • Vattenfall, the Swedish state-owned utility, on its acquisition of UK gas and electricity supply business ISupplyEnergy.
    • Velocita Energy Developments Ltd on its £191.5m disposal of a portfolio comprising three under-construction onshore wind projects in eastern France to Canada’s Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. and Desjardins Group Pension Plan.
    • Mariana Resources Limited, the AIM and TSXV listed mining exploration and development company, on its £166.85m combination with Sandstorm Gold Ltd, a gold streaming and royalty company listed on NYSE MKT and TSX. This was the largest M&A transaction on AIM in 2017.
    • Velocita Energy Developments Ltd on the disposal of its French business, consisting of a 14 MW operating onshore windfarm in France and its French development portfolio, to Chinese turbine manufacturer Envision Energy. The pipeline consists of circa 500 MW of projects at various stages of development, primarily located in eastern France near Besançon.
    • PKA,  one of Denmark’s leading pension funds, on its acquisition of a 50% stake in the Teesside Renewable Energy Plant in the North East of England. The investment bank Macquarie Capital holds the remaining 50%, and the total investment in the plant is anticipated to be in the region of £900m. The deal was awarded European Power Deal of the Year 2016 by PFI magazine.
    • North River Resources plc on a US$5.6m conditional investment by its majority shareholder Greenstone Resources LP.
    • Madagascar Oil Ltd on the delisting of the company from AIM and on a subsequent secondary fundraising.
    • DONG Energy on its sale of a 50% stake in the 258 MW Burbo Bank Extension UK offshore wind farm project to Danish pension provider PKA and KIRKBI A/S, parent company of the LEGO Group.
    • Vattenfall, one of Europe’s leading electricity generators, on its disposal of a 49% stake in the 150 MW Ormonde offshore wind farm in England to Swedish pension group AMF for £237m (circa SEK 3bn).
    • Noy Waste to Energy 2 LP with their investment in an energy from waste development project.

Education Open

  • Kaplan Law School: LPC
  • The College of Law: GDL
  • Bristol University

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