Fiona trained and qualified as a solicitor at CMS Cameron McKenna and was an associate in the projects team at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, where she gained experience advising borrowers, commercial banks, ECAs and development banks on numerous complex project finance transactions, restructurings and corporate financings. Fiona’s project finance experience includes power and water projects, petrochemicals, renewable energy (biomass, wind and solar) and LNG.
Fiona moved to Gide Loyrette Nouel in Paris in 2010 where she was made a partner in 2013 and subsequently moved back to the UK to head the London project finance team. Fiona has also worked on projects across MENA, Eastern Europe and Asia, drafting and negotiating both conventional and Islamic financing facilities and commercial project documentation.
Fiona’s recent experience includes working for various lenders on a number of off-grid power projects across Sub-Saharan Africa and assisting a DFI in looking at financing solutions for off-grid projects. Fiona is also working on a number of power projects in Malawi (both renewable and thermal power) for developers, and representing lenders in respect of a renewable power project in Burundi. Fiona has worked across Sub-Saharan Africa -Kenya, Rwanda, Cap Verde, Mozambique and Zambia – including the first ever Scaling Solar project to reach financial close. As a French speaker, Fiona’s experience also includes advising on infrastructure projects in Francophone countries – including Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea Conakry, Madagascar, Morocco and Mali.
Fiona is a chair at the AIX: C&I Webinar on 9 June 2020