Jessica Lever



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Summary Open

Jessica is an Associate in the firm’s Energy & Infrastructure group in London.

She trained at Watson Farley & Williams in 2013 and qualified as a solicitor in 2015. She works on various aspects of international and domestic energy projects including M&A, project finance and general project development transactions in the renewable energy and oil and gas sectors. Since joining the firm, Jessica has worked in both the London and Athens offices and on secondment at OMV (U.K.) Ltd.

Experience Open

    Jessica’s experience includes advising:
    • OMV AG, on the sale of two wholly-owned subsidiaries comprising its upstream exploration and production business in Pakistan to Dragon Prime Hong Kong Ltd for a consideration of €157m.
    • OMV AG and OMV Exploration & Production GmbH on the sale of 100% of the shares in its wholly owned subsidiary OMV (U.K.) Ltd to Siccar Point Energy Ltd (backed by Blackstone Energy Partners and Blue Water Energy) for a consideration of up to US$1bn.
    • OMV AG and OMV (U.K.) Ltd, a subsidiary of OMV, on the divestment of a 30% interest in the Rosebank Field and related Licences (the “Assets”) to Suncor Energy UK Ltd for a consideration, subject to adjustments, of up to US$215m (US$50m at completion and up to US$165m upon the final investment decision on the development of the Rosebank Field). OMV UK has retained a 20% interest in the Assets.
    • Ørsted on the 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.
    • PNE Wind AG on issues relating to the sale of its UK wind farm project pipeline with a capacity of 1,130 MW.
    • A range of banks including RBS, Bayerische Landesbank and Barclays on both finance documents and also bankability issues arising under project contracts for various solar projects in the UK.
    • Roundshield Partners LLP on the construction financing to Greenheath Energy Ltd for the 12.5 MW Toggam Farm solar park near Lakenheath Suffolk, UK.
    • Ørsted on construction, finance and corporate issues relating to the transfer of transmission assets to the offshore transmission owner for various offshore wind farms.

Education Open


  • 2012 – 2013: BBP Law School, Legal practice course, London
  • 2011 – 2012: BBP Law School, Graduate diploma in law, London
  • 2007 – 2010: University of Durham, BA Hons, Geography

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)

Employment Record Open


  • 2015 – present: Associate, Watson Farley & Williams, London
  • June 2016 – February 2017: Secondment to OMV (U.K.) Ltd
  • 2013 – 2015: Trainee, Watson Farley & Williams, London

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