Mark Masson


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Summary Open

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

Mark has experience working on both international and domestic project finance transactions with a particular focus on the UK renewables market, including solar and onshore and offshore wind. Mark also works with the Construction and Oil & Gas teams. Since joining Watson Farley & Williams Mark has worked in the firm’s London and Singapore offices.

Experience Open

    Mark’s experience includes advising:
    • Institutional investors on a £1.3bn investment-grade bond in relation to the acquisition by leading Danish pension funds PKA and PFA of a 50% stake in 659 MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm from Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy). The deal is valued at £2bn, of which £1.3bn is being funded through the issuance of the bond.
    • A project company on the EKF backed construction financing for the 160MW Tellenes wind farm in Norway, including the power purchase arrangements with Google. This deal was listed as one of Inspiratia’s top ten most significant renewables deals of 2016.
    • Bayerische Landesbank in relation to financing made available to Canadian Solar UK Investments II Ltd for a portfolio of 12 ground mounted PV solar systems.
    • The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, on the financing of various solar projects in the UK with Lightsource as the developer.
    • A range of banks including RBS, Investec and Bayerische Landesbank on finance documents and bankability issues arising under project contracts for various solar projects in the UK.

Education Open

  • 2017: Qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales
  • 2012 – 2013: Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, London
  • 2009 – 2012: LLB (Hons), King’s College London

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales

Employment Record Open

  • 2017 – present: Associate, Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2015 – 2017: Trainee Solicitor, Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2013 – 2015: Legal Consultant, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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