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Vanessa McLellan
Vanessa McLellan
Associate — Energy Transactions & Projects
Associate — Energy Transactions & Projects

Vanessa McLellan

Vanessa McLellan

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London EC3M 3BY
United Kingdom

Vanessa McLellan

Experience Highlights

  • The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and its Renewable and Sustainable Energy Fund, through its affiliate Acadia Renewable Energy, in the acquisition of a portfolio of eight solar projects in Maine from BNRG representing over $130 million of capital investment, including the related construction and permanent debt financing with HSBC Bank USA, as Lead Arranger, to develop, construct and operate the portfolio

  • Uzbekistan GTL on the construction, development and financing of a $3.6 billion gas to liquids project in the Kashkadarya Region, close to Karshi, in the Republic of Uzbekistan. This project is financed by or under the cover of several export credit agencies, development banks and commercial banks, including China Development Bank, KEXIM, KSure, EXIAR and Gazprombank

  • STAR Rafineri A.Ş. a subsidiary of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and its sponsors on the development and financing of a $6 billion greenfield oil refinery in Turkey on the Aegean Sea. This is the largest project financing in Turkey and involves the largest and most diverse group of ECAs for any multi-source financing in Turkey to date. The STAR project sets new benchmarks for project financings in Turkey in terms of amount and tenor of facilities. The Project won 10 awards including Infrastructure Journal’s “European Oil and Gas Deal of the Year 2014”

  • A joint venture between SOCAR Turkey Enerji A. Ş. and a subsidiary of BP plc on the proposed development and financing of a $1.8 billion petrochemical industrial complex in Turkey on the Aegean Sea

  • SOCAR Polymer on the approximately $800 million development and  financing of facilities for the production of polypropylene and high-density polyethylene in the Republic of Azerbaijan

  • A multinational oil and gas company in respect of its proposed financing arrangements in connection with a potential equity investment in a greenfield LNG liquefaction project

  • Eurochem on the construction and financing of an approximately $1 billion dollar ammonia complex to be located within the existing Phosphorit industrial complex at Kingisepp in the Russian Federation

  • The Goldman Sachs Group on its approximately $300 million equity investment in McDermott International, a multinational provider of EPCI solutions to the oil and gas industry


  • University of Queensland, Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering) (Hons), 2010
  • Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Laws (Hons), 2014
  • Queensland College of Law, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, 2015
  • Australia, 2015
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2021