Elise Zoli and Dickson Chin recognized in Legal Power List 2020

Jones Day partners Elise Zoli and Dickson Chin are ranked in the 2020 edition of A Word About Wind's Legal Power List, which showcases the 100 most influential lawyers in the global wind power industry, including both in-house counsel and at law firms. The list includes professionals from 52 law firms and 16 countries. Jones Day was one of only 15 firms with multiple lawyers on the list.

This ranking is particularly significant as this emerging global sector is hitting its stride. Offshore wind in Europe has matured, and the United States and Asia are an increasing focus of global majors, leading international investors,and first-in-class developers, as they accelerate large-scale construction, development, and M&A activity. Jones Day represents many of these leaders across these new markets. 

"Companies and those who advise them will need to adapt fast for a world that is set to look very different in 18 months, and lawyers will be key to negotiating these challenges in a tough economy," said Richard Heap, Editor-in-Chief of A Word About Wind. "That’s why we think this is a good time to look again at the top lawyers in wind and celebrate the very best in the Legal Power List 2020. These are the people who have helped companies to negotiate the challenges they have faced in recent years, and they all need to be on top form as the global crisis ramps up."

Ms. Zoli's practice with respect to wind power focuses on M&A, strategic joint ventures, critical contracts—from construction through power purchase agreements (PPAs)—and wind development. She has extensive experience with the parallel energy storage and hydrogen sectors, as well as the associated environmental attribute markets. In conjunction with her transactional work, she also has pioneered the use of risk-mitigation instruments, including insurance, designed to facilitate new market entrants. She was selected for the Legal Power List for her experience representing "a wide range of renewables players on deals from M&A to PPAs, both onshore and offshore."

Dickson Chin has assisted numerous clients with finding straightforward and innovative solutions to challenging problems on a wide range of wind power transactions. His practice encompasses energy marketing and trading, project finance and development, construction, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. His experience with first-of-its-kind wind matters includes originating the tracking account structure for wind energy swaps and leading the cross-border acquisition and financing of an early stage offshore wind project. More recently, he has been tasked by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) to create industry standard contract documentation for renewable energy credits transactions.

A Word About Wind—an international membership network for renewable energy financiers, investors, developers, and owner/operator companies working throughout the wind power supply chain—provides intelligence, insight, and connections to its membership of more than 6,500 senior industry decision makers. 

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