Herbert Smith Freehills corporate partner Sarah Pollock has been named as one of the most influential people in the wind energy industry.
A Word About Wind's Legal Power List ranks the top 100 lawyers that exert the most influence on the wind industry globally, through the deals they work on and the advice they provide. This includes lawyers at partner or departmental head level, as well as in-house general counsels and heads of legal.
Sarah is a corporate energy partner with a focus on advising clients on large and complex projects, including acquisitions, joint ventures and project development. In particular, Sarah advises clients on their investment in and development of power sector assets including renewable, conventional and nuclear generation, and the energy transition and the corresponding regulatory frameworks. She regularly acts for financial and strategic investors, lenders, governments and regulators.
Sarah's experience includes advising: bp on its move into offshore wind for the first time with a new strategic partnership with Equinor; Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition and development and disposal of multiple biomass and energy from waste asset in the UK, and CPPIB on the formation of Renewable Power Capital, and RPC's subsequent investment in renewable assets across Europe.
Ben Cook, lead editor of the 2022 Legal Power List, said: “As the wind industry has continued its rapid expansion, so the legal expertise available to the sector has been significantly enhanced. This year’s Legal Power List demonstrates how the depth of wind industry know-how found among private practice lawyers in particular, has increased substantially. The result is that companies in the wind sector now have an array of top legal talent to choose from. As wind industry deals grow in size, there is likely to be a rise in demand for both in-house lawyers as well as private practice lawyers who are able to handle major deals.”