Alena has transactional and advisory experience in the energy sector, advising on a range of energy projects, commercial transactions and energy regulatory matters. Alena also has experience advising on M&A transactions and general corporate and commercial advisory matters.
Alena is recommended by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2023) guide for her work in Energy (Transactions & Regulatory).
Advising on the development and delivery of renewable projects and complex contracting arrangements including offtake and battery energy storage agreements. Recent transactions include advising an Australian start-up in relation to its solar/battery supply, installation and operation contracts for customers, in partnership with energy retailers, including services agreements with those retailers.
Advising on network regulatory compliance requirements and processes for the NER, NERL and NERR including advising electricity network business and local Government authorities.
Advising on various corporate transactions including: Origin Energy on its acquisition of the Yarrabee Solar Farm development project and the Carisbrook Solar Farm, Fitzpatricks Private Wealth on an acquisition of a financial planning business for the group, Navis Capital’s (and now PEP’s) education investment company, Modern Star, on an acquisition of an educational supplies company.
Carbon/environmental product trading and contracting
Advising EnergyAustralia in relation to carbon and environmental product trading and contracting, retail electricity transactional work (including retail electricity agreements).