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Paul H. Curnow
Paul H. Curnow
Baker & McKenzie

+ 61 2 8922 5173

Paul Curnow is a partner in Baker & McKenzie's Environmental Practice Group in Sydney and the head of the Asia Pacific Renewable Energy and Clean Technology practice. Paul is also co-chair of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage practice. He has worked for over 12 years on Australian and cross border transactions involving offices in many other jurisdictions, particularly in Asia and Africa.

Paul is ranked as one of Australia's foremost energy lawyers, and globally as a market leader in climate change.

Practice Focus

Paul’s key focus is advising on all issues associated with the development and financing of renewable, power and environmental projects, including emission reduction projects and carbon capture and storage.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Malakoff Corporation Berhad (Malaysia) on its acquisition and refinancing of a 50 percent interest in the A$1.2 billion Macarthur wind farm in Victoria from Meridian Energy.
  • Advised the Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (EGCO group), on their acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in Boco Rock Wind Farm Pty Ltd from Asia Pacific Renewables Pty Ltd and GE, including the financing and construction of the wind farm.
  • Conseled SunEdison on the securitisation structuring and financing of their Australian solar rooftop PV business.
  • Advised Eurus Energy on its acquisition and financing of the 52MW Hallett 5 Wind Farm, which was acquired from AGL Energy. The deal included the negotiation of long-term asset management and off-take contracts under which AGL will continue to operate and manage the wind farm and take the benefit of the electricity and green rights output.
  • Advised Fotowatio Renewable Ventures on their consortium bid with BP Solar for the development of a large-scale solar PV power plant under the Australian government's Solar Flagship program.
  • Advised Ratchaburi on its acquisition of a portfolio of operating wind farms and wind farm development sites across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
  • Advised NSW Treasury on its privatisation of New South Wales electricity retail businesses and certain generation trading rights.
  • Assisted Union Fenosa in the development of its A$2.4 billion Australian wind farm portfolio.
  • Advised Zhenfa Solar on its investment in the Mugga Lane 13MW solar farm.
  • Drafted a term sheet and advised Embark on its contractual negotiations with Capella Capital and Lend Lease.

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New South Wales~Australia (1998)


Australian National University  (B.A.) (1990)
Australian National University  (LL.B.) (1990)

Baker & McKenzie, an Australian Partnership, is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.
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