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Bhalindra Bath

at ET Solutions AG

Summary

Current:-

Private Practice and In-House Energy/Infrastructure/Engineering Consultant and other attorney

- Wrappers if engaged on an ad-hoc basis - (a) MBC Law Ltd; (b) US law firm; (c) Asian law firms.

- Presently on employed in-house in global solar engineering company, ET Solutions AG.

Key areas:-Bespoke project agreements (concessions to TSAs); engineering and construction amendments to JCT/NEC3/FIDIC/IChemE/MF-Suite; UK company agreements; and, all related ancilliary documentation such as project security documents.

Bio:-

I worked for Biggart Baillie LLP between 2004 and 2006. I qualified in January 2006. During my time at Biggarts, I worked predominantly in corporate, projects and large-scale property deals. During this time I helped advise South Lanarkshire Council on their £394M - Secondary Schools Modernisation Programme PPP.

I joined Dickson Minto’s leading private equity team in 2006 and worked on MBOs, large-scale financings and insurance-brokerage acquisitions, and my main clients were based in Australia, Italy and the UK.

I then joined Lester Aldridge in 2007 to work within the Commercial Group. My experience in private equity, public companies, projects and IP/IT made up most of my practice. From June 2007, I worked on largescale procurements for the Projects Team and began building an expertise in construction law. During this time I acted in a Chambers Directory ranked team for a major defence contractor on their successful bid as part of the Airtanker consortium for the largest defence PFI in the UK to date, to construct and maintain the MOD’s £13Bn Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft. 

In 2010 I joined Energos/Waste Gas Technology (part of ENER-G plc), where I was responsible for contracts on UK and overseas projects, e.g. working on the £950m Derby Waste PFI.

In 2011 I worked for a top three global, French law firm, and TMT company, before joining Padero Solaer and then Maypole/Bright Funding to work on UK groundmount, rooftop, residential portfolio, CEE and African solar pv plants.

In 2012 I joined global solar EPC business Solaer in their EMEA business Padero Solaer, then moved into Maypole Energy created by one of the founders of Padero Solaer, working on SA, Romanian, and UK solar groundmount utility-scale PV.  We also worked on a solar-securitisation pathfinder model for each jurisdiction.

In 2013 to 2016 I worked through MBC Law Ltd, and in 2014-2015 via BCL Legal for global firm Paul Hastings leading on renewable energy matters advice for the debt finance team when called on to do so.  In 2016 I brought a global listed Taiwan Stock Exchange PV Co. to Paul Hastings and worked on their legal work through MBC who seconded their services to PH.

From late 2016 to date, I serve as senior legal counsel and run EMEA legal for global solar company ET Solar's German headquartered  business, ET Solutions AG.  I work on engineering, corporate, compliance, commercial and disputes work, with external counsel where relevant and appropriate to do so where i.e. English/Scots law do not apply. 

I specialise in corporate, projects and regulatory advice in renewable energy and energy-IT. 

Specialties:

Projects (infrastructure/energy/civil and process engineering).

Commercial contracts.

Admitted in Scotland as a solicitor and notary public.

Current practising member.

Admitted in England as a solicitor and notary public.

Current practising member.

Work experience

Dec 2008Present

Solicitor (Sc., E.&W.); Contracts & Commercial Management

Bhalindra Bath

Construction; PFI infrastructure projects; Corporate M&A; Commercial Contracts.

Own Consultancy - 2009-2010

Energos AS and Energos Ltd - 2010-2011 - Cradle to Grave commercial/corporate/projects contracts; construction - JCT/NEC3/FIDIC/IChemE - ENERGY FROM WASTE

CMS Cameron McKenna, Vovan, TMT Company - 2011-2012

Padero Solar, Padero Solaer (PS Renewables), Maypole/Bright Funding - 2012 - 2013 - Cradle to Grave commercial/corporate/project contracts (including development/JV/securitisation fund insolvency remoteness amendments) - SOLAR

October 2013 -October 2016  - own consultancy on global cleantech/infrastructure projects - specialises in Anglo-/Civil Law Jurisdiction (French/Spanish/German/LATAM) relationship contracting; working through law firm wrappers.

October 2016 to date - Senior Legal Counsel for ET Solar's EMEA business, ET Solutions AG.

Feb 2007Dec 2008

Solicitor

Lester Aldridge LLP
Commercial group solicitor acting on: Corporate, commercial, IPR, construction and PFI/PPP. Captain of swim team. Captain of triathlon team, LA Tri-Legal (http://www.propertyweek.com/mp_morning_after_event_details.asp?ac=832).
Oct 2006Feb 2007

Solicitor

Dickson Minto MNP
Solicitor working on: Private equity and general corporate transactions.
Sep 2004Sep 2006

Trainee solicitor

Biggart Baillie
Called to roll as solicitor on 11 January 2006. Areas worked in: PFI/PPP, Competition, Data Protection, IPR, Pensions, Corporate Tax, Private Equity, Public Companies, Commercial Property and Property Finance. Captain of hockey team.

Skills

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M&A
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Major PFIs
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Infrastructure Projects
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Energy from Waste (Waste to Energy)
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Solar
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Renewable energy

Education

20092012

Master of Science

King's College London
20092011

Postgraduate Diploma in Notarial Practice

Cambridge University
20072008

QLTT - Property

College of Law
20052005

PCC

Glasgow Graduate School of Law (Glasgow University and Strathclyde University - JV)
20032004

King's College-Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Scottish Postgraduate Diploma broad eqvt LPC)

University of Aberdeen
19992003

King's College - LLB (Honours)

University of Aberdeen
19961998

GCEs

Cambridge Tutors College
19871996

St.Dunstan's College

Certifications

Jan 2006Present

Solicitor

Law Society of Scotland
Jun 2008Present

Solicitor

Law Society of England and Wales
Nov 2013Present

Notary Public

Faculty of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Dec 2013Present

Notary Public

Law Society of Scotland