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Julie Scotto
Of Counsel
London +44 20 7067 2035 jscotto@cov.com Download V-card

Julie Scotto’s practice focuses on project finance and acquisitions in the energy, water, transportation and infrastructure sectors in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

  • Wind Project. Representing the project company and the sponsors on the development and financing of a 140 MW wind project under round 4 of the REIPP programme in South Africa. 
  • Zarqa CCGT. Represented ACWA Power on the financing of a 485 MW combined cycle gas fired power plant located north east of Amman, in the city of Zarqa Industrial Zone, Jordan.
  • Fadhili IPP in Saudi Arabia. Represented Engie on the financing of the Fadhili project which is a combined cycled gas power plant with a capacity of 1,507 MW, located in the east of Saudi Arabia, northwest of Jubail Industrial City.
  • DEWA 200 MW solar park. Represented the winning bidder in the development and financing of the 200 MW solar wind park in the Emirate of Dubai.
  • Kathu CSP Project. Represented Engie in the development and financing of a 100 MWe concentrated solar power plant in the Northern Cape Province in South Africa.
  • West Coast One wind project. Represented the project company, Aurora Wind Power (RF) (Pty) Ltd, in connection with the ZAR1.5 billion (U.S. $146 million) financing of the 94 MW West Coast One wind project in South Africa. This is one of the first projects to reach financial close in the second phase of the South African Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme (REIPPP).
  • South African Peakers. Represented Engie in the development and U.S. $1 billion financing of two gas-fired peaking power projects in the Republic of South Africa.
  • Mirfa IWPP. Represented Engie in the development and U.S. $1.2 billion financing of the 1,600 MW natural gas and fuel-oil fired generating plant and of a 52.5 MIGD greenfield reverse osmosis desalination plant in Abu Dhabi (UAE).  
  • Barka I IWPP refinancing and expansion (Phase 2). Represented ACWA Power Barka on the refinancing and expansion of the second phase of the Barka I IWPP in Oman.
  • Barka I IWPP refinancing and expansion. Represented ACWA Power Barka on the refinancing and expansion of Barka I IWPP which was named “Middle Eastern Power Deal of the Year 2012” by Project Finance magazine.
  • Merchant power project. Represented the borrower (owned by GDF SUEZ SA and GEK Terna SA) on the development and financing of a merchant power project in Greece.
  • Barka 3 and Sohar 2 IPPs. Represented GDF SUEZ SA and other sponsors in the financing of the Barka 3 and Sohar 2 independent power projects in the Sultanate of Oman.
  • Wastewater projects. Represented a sponsor group with respect to the development and financing of two wastewater projects in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Shuweihat 2 IWPP. Represented a sponsor group on the development and financing of the Shuweihat 2 IWPP project in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Baymina Enerji IPP. Represented Baymina Enerji, a 700 MW IPP project in Ankara (Turkey), in relation to its operational and financing activities.
  • Ukraine operations and financing. Represented AES in relation to its operational and financing activities in Ukraine.
  • Gas plant. Represented Izgaz (a subsidiary of GDF Suez) in connection with the refinancing documentation relating to its gas activities at a gas plant located in Izmit (Turkey).
  • Oil exploration. Represented Hellenic Petroleum on its oil exploration activities in Montenegro.
  • Offshore wind turbines. Represented Clipper WindPower in its joint venture with The Crown Estate to develop the prototype of the largest offshore wind turbine in the UK. The engagement required the development of real estate arrangements and operations and maintenance arrangements with respect to the offshore turbines.
  • Sheringham Shoal offshore windfarm. Represented Electrabel in a proposed acquisition of an interest in the Sheringham Shoal offshore windfarm in the UK.
  • Greater Gabbard offshore windfarm. Represented Electrabel in a proposed acquisition of an interest in the Greater Gabbard offshore windfarm in the UK.
  • Thanet offshore windfarm. Represented Electrabel in a proposed acquisition of an interest in the Thanet offshore windfarm in the UK.
  • South Caucasus gas pipeline. Represented EBRD on its U.S. $110 million and U.S. $120 million financings of the investments of SOCAR and Lukoil, respectively, in the South Caucasus gas pipeline.