Caroline Saul

Caroline's focus at Osborne Clarke is the renewables sector, and during her time here she has advised the lenders and sponsors on the financing of wind farms, solar farms and AD and EfW plants, working closely with Osborne Clarke's construction, projects, property, tax, corporate and regulatory teams. Recent experience includes advising the sponsors on the portfolio financing of solar assets, the borrower on the financing of a large onshore wind farm, the lenders on the financing of battery storage projects and the lenders on a private wire biomass plant. Previous experience includes advising the borrower on the financing of the design, construction and operation of a bioethanol plant, helping a borrower obtain the funding to acquire an oil and gas asset portfolio, and advising lenders in respect of numerous reserve based lending facilities. Caroline's experience has been truly international, dealing with companies, assets and lenders in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, as well as the UK. Caroline also has in-house experience, having previously undertaken secondments to two different banks. Caroline joined Osborne Clarke in Bristol in January 2013, after nearly nine years of working at a Magic Circle firm in London (including six months in their Singapore office).
Contributed to

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Project financing and refinancing renewables projects supported by the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme: key Facility Agreement provisions specific to this type of project
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides a summary of the key energy specific provisions typically seen in facility agreements for the project financing of Renewables Obligation (RO) supported renewables projects (such as an onshore wind facility agreement, offshore wind facility, solar facility agreement and fuelled renewables facility agreements). It includes coverage of key facility agreement issues specific to projects of this type, including conditions precedent, representations and covenants, events of default, and interface with direct agreements.

Practice areas

Membership

  • The Law Society

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Education

  • LLB Law with French Law (University of Reading)
  • Diplme d'Etudes juridiques franaises (Universit de Paris X)
  • Legal Practice Court (Nottingham Trent University)

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