Raymond Lou

Raymond Lou

Baker & McKenzie


Raymond Lou is a partner in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie where he advises on mergers and acquisitions with focus on energy transition, renewables and major projects.

Practice Focus

Raymond has significant experience in M&A transactions, restructures and financing / fundraising, with a particular focus on utilities, energy transition and renewables projects (including solar, wind, BESS and hydrogen). He has acted on some of the largest cross-border transactions assisting international IPPs and financial investors investing into Australia, including Shell Energy, Enel Green Power, Dutch Infrastructure Fund, Wirsol Energy, BayWa r.e., Spark Infrastructure and others.

Raymond is also a fully bilingual speaker (Mandarin) and heads up the China Practice in Australia.

Representative Legal Matters

Energy & infrastructure

  • Advised Osaka Gas on its joint venture with ACE Power on the co-development of 500MW+ of solar and BESS projects in Australia

  • Advised WIRCON GmbH on the c. AUD 950 million sale of operating and greenfield solar and BESS portfolio to Gentari, a subsidiary of PETRONAS.

  • Advised Shell Energy on its JV with Macquarie's Green Investment Group to deliver the 400MWh Rangebank BESS in Victoria; and joint venture with WestWind Energy over 4GW pipeline of wind projects

  • Advised Maoneng Australia on its partnership with Gaw Capital Partners over 1.9GW of BESS and solar PV portfolio.

  • Advised Providence Climate Capital on the sale of its solar portfolio to ICG (now Foresight).

  • Advised Wirsol Energy Australia on its acquisition, development and financing of a portfolio of 400MW of solar PV projects in Australia.

  • Advised Enel Green Power and Dutch Infrastructure Fund on their joint investment into Bungala Solar Farm Project in South Australia.

  • Advised Dutch Infrastructure Fund on the investment into the AUD 670 million waste-to-energy project in Kwinana, Western Australia.

  • Advised MIRA consortium on its AUD 2 billion acquisition of the telecommunications tower owner Crown Castle Australia.

  • Advised Spark Infrastructure on its equity participation in the AUD 10.3 billion consortium bid for TransGrid.

China inbound

  • Advising PetroChina on their energy transition strategy, including power purchase agreement and BESS project developments in Australia.

  • Advised Sichuan Tianqi Lithium, a listed Chinese company, on its RMB 3.68 billion acquisition of a substantial interest in Talison Lithium, an entity listed on the TSX.

  • North East Gas Interconnector Pipeline – advised a Chinese-backed consortium in connection with its AUD 1.5 billion tender for construction of the North Ease Gas Interconnector pipeline in the Northern Territory.

  • Advised the Greenland Group, a private Chinese real estate developer, on the AUD 100 million acquisition of 115-123 Bathurst Street from Brookfield.

  • Advised Transpacific Group on its NZD 950 million sale of its New Zealand waste management business to Beijing Capital Group.

  • Advised the Wu family on the AUD 800 million sale of Nature’s Care to JICC and Tamar.


  • New South Wales~Australia (2007)


  • University of Sydney (LL.M.) (2011)
  • University of New South Wales (LL.B.) (2006)
  • University of New South Wales (Bachelor of Commerce) (2006)


  • English
  • Mandarin