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Peter Richardson

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Pete Richardson is a member of Baker McKenzie's Global Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Group. He has a diverse range of experience, including large-scale energy, infrastructure and process plant projects, with a focus on renewable energy, supporting project sponsors and contractors.

Mr. Richardson joined the Firm's London office in 2006 before relocating to Chicago in 2012 and Toronto in 2013. He also worked in the Firm's Sydney office in 2008 and spent time on secondment to a renewable energy fund manager in 2009

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised SolarReserve on technology licensing, supply agreements, and EPC contracts for the development, construction and financing of utilityscale concentrating solar power projects in the United States, Chile and Australia.

  • Advised Hannon Armstrong in connection with its USD144 million acquisition of interests in 10 utility-scale wind assets in the USA.

  • Advised a large-scale European turbine manufacturer on the development of template contracts for its turbine supply and warranty arrangements in connection with its entry into the North American market.

  • Advised a solar energy developer in connection with a series of solar PV projects in the USA.

  • Advised Mainstream Renewable Power in relation to the sale of its Green River wind farm assets to Geronimo Energy, which contemplated the development of up to 345MW of wind assets in Illinois, USA.

  • Advised an international project developer on joint venture arrangements to develop Canadian and US renewable energy assets.

  • Advised an international consortium in its capacity as EPC contractor in respect of the development of an 800MW solar facility in the UAE.

  • Advised a number of project developers on the development of hydroelectric and renewable energy projects in Asia, including large-scale hydro power projects, in connection with the approval of such projects under the CDM and the monetization of certified emission reductions from such projects

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario


  • Ontario~Canada (2019)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2008)


  • University of Sydney (Master of International Laws) (2004)
  • Oxford University (New College) (B.A. (Hons) Jurisprudence) (2002)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • Chicago
  • London
  • Sydney