About Jo En
Jo En Low is a private equity/M&A lawyer specializing in acting for private equity and other financial investors as well as international corporates and utilities in the renewable energy space. She advises clients throughout the life cycle of a fund-owned business, namely investment, management and exit. Jo En has led a number of market-leading cross-border transactions in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the UK, such as the establishment of fund-owned renewable energy platforms; the structuring and development of renewable energy projects (including shareholder, consortium and other partnership arrangements); and the acquisition and disposal of fund-owned portfolios of renewable energy assets.
Jo En also advises clients on ESG and human rights matters, including the incorporation of such considerations into investment decision-making processes, supply chain contracts and joint venture agreements, as well as facilitating the effective management of actual and potential ESG/human rights impacts associated with business operations around the world. She also regularly advises on the UK Modern Slavery Act and other related corporate governance matters.
Her experience includes secondments to ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ), as well as the Paris and Abu Dhabi/Dubai offices of a Magic Circle firm.
Recent Notable Matters
BioTherm Energy — Actis on the acquisition of BioTherm Energy, a pan African renewable energy business, from Denham Capital and BioTherm's acquisition of the Kipeto wind farm in Kenya and other projects across sub-Saharan African and Egypt*
Lekela Power — Actis on the establishment of Lekela Power, a $1.9 billion renewable energy platform in Africa and the acquisition by the platform of three projects form Round 3 of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme, Taiba N’Diaye project in Senegal, the Ayitepa project in Ghana and a Gulf of Suez project in Egypt, as well as the participation of the platform in a bid for projects in Zambia and Senegal*
Aela Energia — Actis on the establishment of Aela Energia, a $1.4 billion renewable energy platform in Chile and the acquisition by the platform of the Negrete, Aurora and Sarco projects*
Azura Power — Actis on the establishment of Azura Power, a pan-African power generation platform which involved the acquisition of the Azura-Edo IPP in Nigeria and related warehousing arrangements*
Actis — participation of two new co-investors in its energy funds*
Cubico Sustainable Investments (owned by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and PSP Investments) — sale of a 49 percent stake in its 250 MW UK portfolio of renewable energy assets to GLIL Infrastructure LLP*
Octopus Investments — partnership with Korea Investment & Securities with respect to the ownership and management of 15 UK solar power assets*
ENGIE/GDF SUEZ S.A./International Power — sale of its stake in MeyGen Limited, a tidal power project in the United Kingdom*
ENGIE/GDF SUEZ S.A./International Power — restructuring of a portfolio of wind power assets in Europe*
Iberdrola S.A. — proposed investment in a portfolio of renewable energy assets in Europe*
Iberdrola S.A. — investment in a 9 GW portfolio of offshore wind projects in Europe*
Scottish Power — Iberdrola S.A. on its sale of Scottish Power Generation with its portfolio of pumped storage, hydro and gas-fired power generation assets to UK-listed Drax Group plc for £702 million*
Corriegarth — Invenergy LLC on the sale of Corriegarth, its onshore renewable wind project in Scotland, to Greencoat UK Wind PLC*
Chrysaor (backed by Harbour Energy) — proposed all share merger with Premier Oil plc through a reverse takeover which will create the largest independent oil and gas company listed on the London Stock Exchange*
Shell — $3.8 billion sale of a package of UK North Sea assets to private equity backed Chrysaor*
Shell/BG — $750 million disposal of its interest in the Bongkot field and adjoining acreage in offshore Thailand*
Shell — $6.7 billion acquisition of a portfolio of LNG assets from Repsol, S.A.*
Glencore — $1.35 billion strategic acquisition of Calgary-based Caracal Energy*
* Work completed prior to Bracewell
Publications and Speeches
“Business and Human Rights: Navigating a Changing Legal Landscape,” Global Business Initiative, May 2020.
“Business and Human Rights: Navigating a Changing Legal Landscape,” Global Business Initiative, March 2019.
“Scaling Platforms Needed in Africa”, Project Finance International, March 10 2021.
“Hardly Soft Law: The Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the Trend Towards Mandatory Reporting on Human Rights,” Business Law International 2017.