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.
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
- 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 joint venture with Macquarie's Green Investment Group to deliver the 400MWh Rangebank BESS in Victoria.
- Advised Maoneng Australia on its partnership with Gaw Capital Partners over 1.9GW of BESS and solar PV portfolio.
- Advising various renewable developers in Australia, including Risen Energy, Trina Solar, BayWa r.e., Wirsol Energy, Spark Renewables, GPG, Neoen, Metis Energy, Maoneng Australia, Providence Climate Capital, and others.
- Advised Shell Energy on the joint venture with WestWind Energy (wind developer).
- Advised Providence Climate Capital on the sale of its solar portfolio to Infrastructure Capital Partners.
- 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 $670m waste-to-energy project in Kwinana, Western Australia.
- Advised consortium led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in relation to its acquisition of the telecommunications tower owner Crown Castle Australia.
- Advised Transpacific Group on its sale of its New Zealand waste management business to Beijing Capital Group.
- Advised Spark Infrastructure on its equity participation for the winning consortium bid for TransGrid.
- Advised a number of Chinese-based consortiums on their bid for infrastructure assets in Australia, including ports, pipelines and energy-generation assets.
- 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)
Baker & McKenzie, an Australian Partnership, is a member of Baker & McKenzie International, a Swiss Verein.