U.S. Counsel, New York
Education and qualifications
Will is a counsel in the Global Energy and Infrastructure Group based in New York. He advises project sponsors, financial institutions and other project participants on the development and financing of domestic and cross-border energy, infrastructure and LNG projects, with a focus on the renewables and energy transition sectors.
Will spent several years as an associate in Linklaters’ Hong Kong office and as a banking associate at a top-tier firm in Australia. He was also seconded to Linklaters’ nakhoda team in London as a product manager building and delivering bespoke technological solutions for clients.
Will has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Euromoney’s 2022 Expert Guide under Project Finance.
Will has advised clients on a variety of transactions, including:
- advising a European power company on the proposed acquisition of a solar platform in the U.S;
- advising a global energy company on the proposed acquisition of a solar platform in the U.S.;
- advising an Asian investor on the proposed acquisition of global solar platform with assets in the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Asia;
- advising Santiago Solar and sponsors AME and EDF-EN on the US$150m project financing for a 115MW solar plant in Chile, one of the largest solar plants in the country;
- advising sponsors on the US$96.4m PMGD warehouse financing of the up-to-100MW portfolio of solar photovoltaic plants in Chile;
- advising Kalyon Enerji Yatirimlari AS and Kalyon Güneş Enerjisi Üretim A.Ş. in respect of an ECA-backed project financing of a 1,350MW solar plant in Turkey, one of the largest single-site solar power projects in the world;
- advising a consortium in connection with the ongoing development and financing of an offshore wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts;
- advising various bidders on the acquisition of offshore wind assets in the United States;
- advising the lenders on the US$110.8m project financing and subsequent expansion and US$209m refinancing of the 188.1MW Cabo Leones III onshore wind farm in Chile;
- advising Fluxys SA on its joint acquisition with EIG of GNL Quintero S.A., the largest liquified natural gas regasification terminal in Chile, from Enagas Chile SpA and OMERS Infrastructure;
- advising KEPCO, Samsung C&T Corporation and Techint on the development and project financing of a 433MW combined-cycle power plant in Mexico;
- advising China Development Bank on its project financing of a 99MW wind power generation complex in Pakistan;
- advising ICTSI and VICT, on the AU$398m ECA-covered financing of the Webb Dock container terminal at the Port of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; and
- designing, building and delivering ISDA Create, a contract creation and negotiation product developed in partnership with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA).
Education and qualifications
Will received a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Melbourne, where he was an assistant editor at the Melbourne Journal of International Law.Will is qualified in New York and Queensland, Australia.