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Karen Rowe

Karen Rowe

Senior Associate

Karen is an Associate in the firm's corporate practice with a focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors.



Karen has experience in advising clients on domestic and international power projects, energy and infrastructure projects and M&A, and domestic and international oil and gas M&A acting for both bidders and sellers.  

Having spent a year on secondment to EDF's legal team, Karen is familiar with the demands and pressures facing in-house teams. Karen previously spent six months on secondment to the firm's Middle East offices.

Karen's experience includes advising:

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and UK Government Investments (UKGI) on all aspects of the structuring and implementation of privatisation of the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) 
  • EDF on the development of its UK new nuclear generating stations and negotiation of four joint ventures with a consortium led by China Guandong Nuclear (CGN)
  • a confidential client on its proposed acquisition of the St Fergus terminal, SIRGE pipeline
  • E.ON SE on its disposal by way of auction of a package of UKCS assets including over 80 licences in the West of Shetland, Southern and Central North Sea to Premier Oil group
  • Jacobs UK Limited in relation to advice on the UK nuclear liability regime


Karen trained at Herbert Smith Freehills and qualified into the HSF Global Energy practice in 2014. She holds a Masters Degree in Business and Environment from Imperial College London.