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Zoë Rafter
Zoë Rafter
Baker & McKenzie
Sydney




Associate
+ 61 2 8922 5485

Zoë Rafter is a senior associate in the Energy, and Natural Resources and Mining, teams at Baker & McKenzie, Sydney. Zoë focuses primarily on project development and transactions within the energy and resources industries. She is a member of the Resources and Energy Law Association and the Australian Institute of Energy.

Practice Focus

Zoë has advised clients in connection with a number of significant energy and resources transactions, as well as on developing energy and resource projects. This includes the development and acquisition of significant renewable energy projects, particularly solar and wind projects. Zoë often advises in-bound investors on the acquisition, sale or development of energy or resource interests in Australia. She has also advised the NSW state government on various aspects of the privatisation of the NSW electricity industry, including the sale of the state-owned retail businesses, separation of the network businesses and the sale of a number of power development projects. Zoë advises clients on joint venture arrangements — both incorporated and unincorporated — and participating in competitive bid processes for the development of energy and resource projects.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised New South Wales Treasury on the sale of the state-owned retail business, EnergyAustralia — now Ausgrid.
  • Advised New South Wales Treasury on the sale of the state-owned development sites, Mount Piper Extension, Bamarang, Marulan (EnergyAustralia) and Marulan (Delta).
  • Advised RATCH-Australia on its acquisition of an 80 percent interest in the Transfield Infrastructure Fund, which holds a number of power assets including operating wind farms and a wind farm development portfolio.
  • Advised TEPCO on the conditional sale of its shares in Great Energy Alliance Corporation Pty Limited, the parent company of Loy Yang A power station.
  • Advised Origin Energy Limited on a number of wind farm acquisitions, including its acquisition of Wind Power Pty Ltd and assets from Epuron Pty Limited and the ongoing development of its wind energy portfolio.
  • Advised Fotowatio Energia Renovable on its bid and consortium arrangements for the Solar Flagships Program.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • AMPLA, Resources and Energy Law Association - Member
  • Australian Institute of Energy - Member

Admission

New South Wales~Australia (2004)

Education

Australian National University  (Bachelor of Economics)
Australian National University  (LL.B.)

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